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Mapp Signs Public Exigency Contracts to Move Road Repairs Forward

At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced he had signed seven public exigency contracts for road repairs on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Where to Go: Vital Spots of Relief on St. Croix

When ushering guests around St. Croix, a good host always knows where to find the public restrooms.

Crucian Christmas Festival Opening Honors Rita Myers Chiverton

The Crucian Christmas Festival got into full swing Thursday as the Festival Village opened with ceremonies honoring Rita Myers Chiverton.

Territory’s Deteriorating Roads Take a Toll on Cars

Government officials are aware that heavy rains in November and early December battered the territory’s roads, and are working on plans to fix them.

VIHA Moves Ahead on Demolition Projects

The V.I. Housing Authority board approved several resolutions Wednesday, including one to fence the abandoned Ralph de Chabert Place housing community, and to demolish another, the Nicasio Nico Apartments, which have been vacant for 10 years.

Queen Louise Home Receives $142,000

Businesses and government agencies on St. Thomas and St. Croix chipped in together and, by combining their efforts, raised $142,000 for the Queen Louise Home for Children on St. Croix.

FirstBank Pays Off $10,000 Loan for Contest Winner

FirstBank extends congratulations to Bernardo Ortiz, the winner of its summer “Pay off Your Loan” contest. As the lucky winner, Ortiz will have...

H.H. Tire & Battery Reopens in New Location after Fire

H.H. Tire & Battery officially reopened its doors after the original site suffered from a devastating fire last month. The new location is across from Junie’s restaurant at Hess Road and South Shore.

Undercurrents: Will Global Warming Initiatives Freeze Up in Trump Presidency?

With the U.S. president-elect wavering between skepticism and outright denial of climate change, prospects for the territory getting significant support for mitigation initiatives in the future are shaky.

Growing Pains: Home Gardening Strengthens Food Security, Promotes Healthy Eating

When a cargo ship is delayed to the USVI, fresh fruits and vegetables can be scarce, underscoring the need for supporting local agriculture – including small-scale home gardening.

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