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At a St. Croix news conference Tuesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces the planned Workforce Development Scholarship Program.

Governor Unveils UVI Scholarship Program

Qualifying graduates of Virgin Islands high schools will receive free tuition to attend the University of the Virgin Islands under a plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Coast Guard Sets Port Condition Whiskey as Isaac Approaches

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set port condition Whiskey effective at 8 p.m. Monday for the the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico, for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, which weakened slightly Monday evening but is still expected to be at or near hurricane force as it passes through the region later this week.
True to its name, Bellevue Village residents do have beautiful views.

Bellevue Village Residents Voice Concerns at Affordable Housing Developments

As Virgin Islanders monitor the latest storms approaching the Caribbean, residents of Bellevue Village on St. John are anxious to see promised repairs to their units completed.

Justice Asks Court to Subpoena Casino Commission Chief

V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is seeking a court order that, if granted, would allow the head of the Casino Control Commission to be...

USVI Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force Releases Final Report

The V.I. Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force published its revised, final 273-page report Thursday to help guide reconstruction and resilience efforts in the territory in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Irmaria Anniversary Sees More Homeowners Suing Insurers

More V.I. homeowners have filed suit against their insurers as the territory marks a year since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck.

Isaac Still on Target for the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Isaac is nearing hurricane strength and is on a track that will bring it into the Caribbean, with its closest pass to...
Sisters Isabel and Sofia Melendrez joined the crew Saturday as they bring in recyclable plastic.

Crucians Come Together to Recycle Plastics

A three-month test project to collect and recycle plastics on St. Croix, keeping them out of the landfill, is off to a strong start with volunteers bringing in loads to be crushed and shipped off island.
A fundraiser for the Love City Community Network, which doubled as a Irma anniversary bash, drew a crowd to Mongoose Junctions.

Love City Community Network Fundraiser Doubles as Irma Anniversary Party

A fundraising party at Mongoose Junction Saturday night doubled as a party celebrating the one-year anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Irma.
Anissa Wallen enjoying a day in the St. Thomas East Reserves kayaking and collecting GPS coordinates of derelict vessels as art of the Youth Ocean Explorers program. (Submitted photo)

V.I. Youth Explore the Sea While Preparing for STEM Careers

The Youth Ocean Explorers Program is helping St. Thomas students interested in marine science careers get a head start. Organizers are looking at ways to expand it for students on St. Croix and St. John.

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