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Sunday, February 23, 2020

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Two Men Found Shot to Death in Harris Court on STT

Two men were found shot to death late Sunday in the vicinity of Oswald Harris Court, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victims were identified as 23-year-old Carlos Ingles and 25-year-old Endry Montero Bacili.
Founder Akil Petersen welcomes cigar aficionados to The Pelican Shop lounge, now open in A.H. Riise Mall. (Source photos by Teddi Davis)

Pelican Shop Cigar Lounge Open on Charlotte Amalie Waterfront

The recent opening of The Pelican Shop has created a new chapter to downtown Charlotte Amalie’s retail history. Though smoking bans dominate modern social norms, this dedicated lounge is the exception to the rule.
LaVerne Bates sells cake after winning prizes in several categories on Saturday. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Fresh Picked, Fresh Cooked and Consumed Fresh at Ag Fair

Agrifest patrons strolled through the Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, dodging the frequent showers while buying clothing, jewelry, leather goods, fresh produce and lots of traditional food and drinks.
Soaring Gulls, a new quadrille dance troupe, performs Saturday. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

St. John Arts Festival Turns 20

Culture came out to play Saturday in Franklin Powell Park with the arrival of the St. John Arts Festival. This year marks the festival’s 20th edition. On Saturday, the first day of the festival, St. John’s children took center stage.

Agrifest Opens Saturday with Awarding Farmer of Year

The 49th annual Agrifest kicked off Saturday with the presentation of the farmer of the year awards. Eddie Russell was named Livestock Farmer of the Year; the Crop Farmer of the Year award went to Grantley Samuel.
Michal Rhymer-Browne testifies about the needs of seniors on St. John. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Sea View Closure Prompts DHS to Plan Two Nursing Facilities

The Department of Human Services plans to open two CMS-certified nursing facilities to take the place of the Sea View Nursing and Rehabilitation facility, which stopped providing residential nursing home services on Jan. 30.
Katia Moltisanti and Giovanni Gurrieri embraced after renewing their vows. (Source photo by Gail Karlsson)

Couples Renew Their Vows on Valentine’s Night at Trunk Bay

It was a romantic evening at Trunk Bay as married couples gathered to renew their wedding vows in an event led by St. John’s 'barefoot minister' Anne Marie Porter, who has been organizing the annual renewals for 16 years.
A fallen tombstone is wedged in between two graves sites making it difficult to pass. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Public Tells Senate of ‘Disgraceful’ Cemetery Conditions

Deplorable, unacceptable, embarrassing and disgraceful were just some of the words used Friday to describe the condition of the territory’s cemeteries during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging.
Africah Harrigan: Granddaughter to Beulah Harrigan, Africah Harrigan, provides testimony during the a hearing of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging.q

Panel OKs Naming Library Children’s Room for Harrigan

A Senate committee voted Friday to name the children’s room at Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library in memory of Beulah Smith Harrigan, a longtime educator and librarian in the territory who died in 2011.
A ceremony is planned for February 27 to officially rename this structure as the Robert O’Connor Jr. Maintenance Building. (File photo)

Port Authority Renaming Building for Former Chairman

The V.I. Port Authority will hold a ceremony on Feb. 27 to rename a recently renovated maintenance building the Robert O’Connor Jr. Maintenance Building.





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