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Neighbors File Notice of Appeal in Cuffy Land Access Dispute

Neighbors of St. Croix landowner Bernard Cuffy are challenging a Superior Court decision that allowed Cuffy to construct a road on a shared right of way. Cuffy, they say, lied under oath and to the community at large when he took his case to the media.

Minor Private Plane Accident Briefly Closes St. Thomas Airport

The Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas was temporarily closed at 5:36 a.m. Thursday due to a minor aircraft accident.

DPNR Opposes Rezoning Request for Agricultural Land on St. Croix’s South Shore

A request made by Longford Properties LLC to rezone 492.96 acres on the island of St. Croix from Agricultural Zone A-1 to A-2, which would allow for the acreage to be broken up into smaller lot sizes and used for affordable housing, was opposed by several testifiers during Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Hospital Board Tables Vote for New Chairperson, Approves Equipment Purchases

Before they got down to business, members of the Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation – the territorial hospital board, attempted to change the agenda and vote for a new chairperson Thursday.

Therapy Works: Headquarters for Homegrown Outpatient Care

In addition to conventional physical therapy techniques, Therapy Works also specializes in treatment of the spine and general orthopedics, sport-specific bio-mechanical analyses, and ergonomics assessments.
Coastal Zone Management commissioners listen to Coral World’s legal counsel George Dudley, from left, Keith Richards, Winston Adams, Sarah Simmonds, and Karl Percell. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

CZM Chair Questions Coral World’s Dolphin Increase Request, Plans Site Visit

CZM Chairman Winston Adams suggested Wednesday that Coral World's request to increase the number of dolphins it's permitted to keep has less to do with animal care than with money.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Good Fortune

I have had the great good fortune to have been in the same room with Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the man who built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opened in April 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sign on the Scotia Bank door says the branch is closed while police investigate attempted robbery. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Guard Wounded in Attempted Armored Car Robbery

Federal investigators worked through Wednesday afternoon to gather the facts surrounding an armed assault on an armored car parked near a St. Thomas bank. One Ranger American security guard was shot and wounded in the incident.
STJ officials lead fire cadets through Cruz Bay for the 9/11 commemoration, (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Vets, First Responders Lead STJ’s 9/11 March

St. John first responders were joined by more than 20 cadet firefighters and veterans Wednesday for a solemn ceremony to memorialize the attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

New HUD Guidelines Bring Delayed Block Grants Closer

The U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development has published its guidelines for the dispersal of $774.1 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for mitigation activities in the Virgin Islands.

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