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Adrian Taylor, acting executive director V.I. Waste Management Authority, told senators why garbage has piled up at bin sites. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senators Grill WMA Director About Why Garbage Hangs Around

V.I. Senators presented Waste Management Authority acting Executive Director Adrian Taylor with photographs of garbage and sitting water, insisting that something be done about illegal dumping.
Ray Martinez (Source photo)

Summit Suggests USVI Has the Means to Reduce Violence

The unearthly wail from deep inside that a mother who has, in the flash of a speeding bullet lost her child, is like no other sound, according to Ray Martinez, who has experienced that audible ache way too many times in his career in law enforcement.
Young dancers prepare for a performance. (Photo by William Steltzer)

STJ School of the Arts’ Fundraiser Includes a Weekend on Broadway

What are you doing a year from now – on Saturday, October 3, 2020? Want to be watching a Broadway musical in the Big Apple? The St. John School of the Arts wants you to join them in New York City for a celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary.

New Mobile Echocardiogram Serves Uninsured

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of the heart beating and pumping blood. It is a non-invasive and safe procedure with few risks. An echo – as it is commonly called – is used to look for problems in the heart’s valves and chambers.
Volunteers at the end of the Hull Bay Road Rock City Clean Streets event in 2017. (Photo supplied by Kitty Edwards)

Community Kicks Off Rock City Clean Streets

Rock City Clean Streets kicked off this week’s community cleanup on Tuesday and hopes to attract more volunteers as the weekend edges closer, finishing with a seven-day tidying effort of frequented communal spaces next Monday.
Ken Kreis, seated, and Scott Guenther show a map of the search area. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

NPS Downscales Search for Missing Kentucky Woman

The National Park Service announced Wednesday it was downscaling its search for a Kentucky woman who has been missing on St. John for two weeks from a wide search to a limited, continuous response.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Propane Leak Empties STT Courts, Jail on Wednesday

The Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex and adjacent federal complex were temporarily evacuated early Wednesday afternoon due to a reported propane leak.

Senators Pounce on WAPA Credit Card Use, Contract Overruns

WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer came to the Senate Committee of the Whole Tuesday to share a plan to transform the authority. But senators were concerned the plan was nothing but promises.
The highly toxic Cane Toad. (Photo from National Geographic.)

Two Years After Irmaria: Getting a Count of Frogs

Virgin Islanders can become part of the citizen science movement this month when from Oct. 1 through 15, community members can join in the Great Virgin Islands Frog Count.
Winds and rough seas push rolling waves across normally tranquil Haulover Bay on Tuesday. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Agents ID Suspected Gunman in Haulover Shootout on St. John

A police officer’s account of an armed confrontation on Sept. 25 between law enforcement and suspected drug traffickers surfaced this week in District Court, naming two suspects.

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