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Monday, July 13, 2020

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Undercurrents: Volunteers Wanted for Great VI Frog Count; No Touching Necessary

From the 'croak' to the 'coqui,' frog calls can make nighttime noisy in the tropics. No one knows that better than Renata Platenberg, a terrestrial wildlife biologist who studies frogs and records their calls, listening for hints about the health of the V.I. environment.

Senate Panel Approves Bill to Loosen Home School Regulations

The V.I. Board of Education and the Department of Education will not be allowed to regulate home schooling curriculum or testing if a bill approved in committee Monday is enacted into law as currently written.

Government Seeks Sea View Solutions

The U.S. Virgin Islands government hopes to acquire the Sea View Nursing Home and get it re-certified and re-opened, Gov Kenneth E. Mapp said Monday at a news conference.

DPW Shake-Up Focuses on Cleaner, Safer Streets

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced a shake-up at the Department of Public Works Monday, but after all the changes were announced Commissioner Gustave James was still standing by Mapp’s side.

JFL Stepping up Recruiting Efforts

Still faced with insufficient medical staff in many areas of the hospital, Richard Evangelista, acting chief executive officer of the Gov. Juan Luis Memorial Hospital, announced plans to send staff to job fairs in several cities to recruit doctors and nurses.

Sports Spotlight: St. Croix Golfers Win Eastern Caribbean Championship

Kevin Ferris appeared to have a lock on the men's top spot Sunday in the Eastern Caribbean Golf Association Championships at Carambola Golf Club, but St. Kitt's golfer Andrian Norford caught him right at the end to take the title.

St. Croix May Experience Outages as WAPA Tests Propane System

WAPA’s conversion to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane) as a primary source of fuel in the generation of electricity will continue this week, and residents may experience intermittent service interruptions during this phase of testing, the utility warned.

Mapp Tells Sea View Families Move Was ‘Insensitive’

Gov. Kenneth Mapp met Saturday with relatives of Sea View Nursing Home residents to let them share their displeasure over the recent removal of their loved ones to other facilities.

Frederiksted Community Garden has Public Plots Available

Frederiksted Community Garden is a great spot, right in town, for people to work on a plot of land and raise healthy, fresh food to eat. There's plenty of room for more people to get involved and grow fresh food.

St. Croix White Hair Sheep Semen Sent to National Sperm Bank

Special St. Croix white hair sheep rams from the UVI Agriculture Experiment Station have been chosen to have their semen banked in the National Animal Germplasma Program in Colorado.

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