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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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VIHA Updates Board on Projects

The V.I. Housing Authority Board received updates Tuesday on projects ranging from the construction of senior housing on St. Thomas to the demolition of a housing community on St. Croix.

Weekly Update: No New Zika Cases, Four More Cases of Dengue

The Virgin Islands Department of Health reported no new cases of Zika this week, though it did confirm four case of dengue.

Police Seek Suspects in Double Slaying

The V.I. Police Department is seeking three suspects in a shooting that led to two deaths and left another man injured Monday evening in the Water Gut area of Christiansted.

Interior Awards Territory Almost $5 Million

Esther Kia’aina, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas announced Monday nearly $5 million in grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands to support a wide range of local government initiatives.

Undercurrents: V.I. Democrats Wrestle with New Rules

While an internal power struggle with national implications has kept V.I. Republicans in the headlines in recent weeks, territory Democrats have been having their own issues.

Easter Camping – The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

While many Virgin Islanders returned to work Monday, some of the residents who took part in the annual Easter camping tradition made it just another day for splashing in the ocean, talking with friends on the beach and enjoying campfire food.

Health Beat: Carmen Navarro Doesn’t Let Scleroderma Get Her Down

Carmen Ramos Navarro struggles with medical conditions and issues associated with having the chronic autoimmune disorder scleroderma – yet she carries on with smiles and laughter. Scleroderma is not contagious, infectious, cancerous or malignant.

Spookie, El Ocaso, Among Class Winners in St. Thomas Regatta

Steve Benjamin took home top honors in the 43rd St. Thomas International Regatta, a racing event marked by three days of strong wind and high seas, as his TP-52 Spookie won the Spinnaker Racing 1 class and notched the fastest elapsed time.

GERS Collapse Will Come, Retirees Better Start Planning

V.I. retirees – and future retirees – need to start preparing themselves now for much smaller pension payments than they anticipated, because the trust fund will evaporate.

Regatta’s Second Day Another Wild, Windy Ride

An island tour on fast forward is the best way to describe the second day of racing in the 43rd St. Thomas International Regatta, organizers said Saturday.

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