To burn, or not to burn. That is the question facing the territory regarding the immense piles of fallen trees and branches that are now considered debris, the unwanted results of two category 5 hurricanes.
After Hurricane Irma hit on Sept. 6, ordinary communications came to a halt for St. John. An ad hoc group of techies banded together to reconnect the island to the world in an effort dubbed 'community helping community.'
Virgin Islanders pulled up chairs along King Street in Federiksted Saturday to watch military service members, led by the Virgin Islands National Guard 73rd Army Band, parade through town in St. Croix's Veterans Day observance.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Friday that he has sent the Legislature a bill that, if enacted, would eliminate 80 percent of the trash currently going into the territory's landfills by making recycling mandatory.
The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn has canceled its call on Frederiksted, which was scheduled for Saturday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a Government House news conference Friday. Mapp said the reason for the cancellation was not known.
Education Secretary Betsy deVos, the top education official at the U.S. Department of Education, toured Charlotte Amalie High School Wednesday, listening more than she spoke as she met with CAHS Principal Alcede Edwards and his administrative team.
High-ranking Republicans and Democrats in Congress have already signaled support for funding more robust infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands as V.I. legislators prepare to travel to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress next week.
As the U.S. Coast Guard removes sunken vessels that went down around St. Croix in the recent storms, they will not store any in the bioluminescent Mangrove Bay area of Salt River Bay, the Coast Guard said.
A bill to ease requirements for physicians who provide services in the territory was moved forward Wednesday by the Health, Hospitals and Human Services committee, at a meeting convened at the Superior Court jury room.
In the first three days applications have been open, about 7,400 Virgin Islanders have applied for benefits under the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Department of Human Services Assistant Commissioner Evril Powell said.