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Frederiksted Pool Cannot be Fixed, Says Parks Nominee

The territory's parks and sports facilities need more funding for maintenance and the Frederiksted swimming pool has to be replaced, the acting Sports, Parks and Recreation commissioner said.

Audit Shows EDC Fails to Maximize Potential Benefits

The EDC program did not maximize the potential economic benefits to the territory, according to an audit by the V.I. Inspector General’s Office released Thursday.

Folklife Festival Draws Huge Crowd

Hundreds of school children and a large contingent of tourists filled Annaberg Plantation on Thursday as the V.I. National Park kicked off its 24th annual Folklife Festival.

Claude O. Markoe Students Learn About the Queen Conch

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School third-graders had the opportunity Thursday to blow the conch horn and learn local laws on how to protect and harvest queen conch, a beautiful pink-shelled mollusk.

Defendant’s Brother Publishes Book about Fountain Valley Massacre

St. Croix attorney Michael Joseph just published a book he believes answers some questions about the so-called Fountain Valley massacre, in which his brother Raphael was one of five men convicted.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Amaraé Blyden-Richards

Amaraé Blyden-Richards will be the first to say that she is living the life of her dreams though the story is still unfolding.

DLCA To Publish Gas Station Price Markups

Acting DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington and acting Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering were before the Rules and Judiciary Committee for their nomination hearings. Both were sent on for final votes without opposition.

JFL Seeks Funds for Improvements; Schneider Regional Passes TJC Inspection

St. Croix's Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital asked the V.I. Senate for $10.3 million for its improvement plan, while Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas boasted of its TJC inspection.

Major Lending Firm Cuts Off V.I. Over Lengthy Foreclosures

A large financial firm announced Monday that it's suspending lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying the territory's foreclosure process is too slow and uncertain for the company to protect its assets.

Interagency Group Meets on Insular Areas

Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Delegate Stacey Plaskett pressed federal officials to remember insular territories’ tourism industries while opening to Cuba.

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