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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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As Support for Black Lives Matter Movement Grows in Denmark, ‘Colonial Amnesia’ Persists

In recent weeks outrage over police brutality in the United States and the subsequent worldwide proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a debate in Denmark, forcing the country to grapple with its own issues of systemic racism.

Olympic Committee Continues Push for Sports Complex

The global COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the realization of a Virgin Islands Olympic Committee headquarters, which would serve a dual purpose as a sports complex and FEMA approved shelter.

Finance Committee OKs New Special Tax Break Zone for STX

Lawmakers say they want to diversify the Virgin Islands economy by pushing forward a bill that will designate 3,000 acres on the south shore of St. Croix as an enterprise zone.

USVI Lacrosse Association Aims to Bring New Sport to Virgin Islands

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and thanks to the USVI Lacrosse Association it will be making its way to the territory in the near future.

UVI Plans to Gradually Open for Fall Semester

Although the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to grow, the University of the Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it will reopen for the fall semester.

STT Medical Facilities Continue to Struggle with Medicaid Compensation

St. Thomas medical establishments are still battling for Medicaid reimbursements, despite government officials saying in December that the “Medicaid cliff” had been averted.

Tourism Reopening: Boom or Bust?

It has been a month since the territory began carefully reopening for visitors, and results are mixed, as reflected in interviews with a number of industry representatives.
V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Observing Plastic Free July Still Possible in Time of COVID-19

It will take a little more dedication than usual to eliminate plastic waste this summer, but Plastic Free July, an international movement that began in Australia in 2011, is here to help.

Experiences as a Doctor, Family Man and Human Inform Dante Galiber’s ‘Quotes from the...

In between tennis matches or discussions with his wife, Dante Galiber is known for pausing to write something down. It’s his modus operandi after a profound thought, and he’s managed to pen 458 of them in his recently published book “Quotes from the Quiver.”

A Message From the President of the V.I. Bar Association

President Nesha Christian-Hendrickson Esq. of the V.I. Bar Association states the policy of the organization on civil rights, inclusivity and Black Lives Matter.

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