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UVI professor Tyler B. Smith examines coral on a research dive at 220 feet on the South Drop of St. Thomas. Lamarck’s sheet coral and two reef butterflyfish are in the foreground. (Photo by Viktor W. Brandtneris)

UVI’s Research Diving Earns High Rank in Low Places

In less than three decades, scientific diving at the University of the Virgin Islands has grown from a small program that taught students how to dive to a globally competitive marine science research engine.

Answer Desk: Waiting on Unemployment Assistance Extension

A reader asked about the status of 26 more weeks of extended unemployment assistance announced earlier this month. The extended assistance has not yet been rolled out yet but could start as soon as "a couple of days," time, according to the V.I. Department of Labor.

Man Dies of Wounds in Estate Plessen Shooting

A man injured Tuesday evening after a shooting in Estate Plessen succumbed to his wounds Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Plan Aims to Prevent Use of P.O. Boxes for Illegal Drug Distribution

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge James V. Buthorn and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Wednesday announced an initiative to combat the...

STX Police Benevolent Association Declares “No Confidence” in Mapp Administration

The St. Croix chapter of the Police Benevolent Association issued a Resolution Tuesday declaring no confidence in Gov. Kenneth Mapp's administration and demanding a meeting...

What the Candidates Say: Why Are You Running, Why Should Voters Choose You?

In this series of candidate question, we asked the seven gubernatorial hopefuls why they are running for governor and why people should vote for them.
A WAPA employee's placard shows the zero percent raises he and his fellow workers have gotten in the last six years.

WAPA Employees Report Work Sickout Over Pay, Contract Issues

Large numbers of Water and Power Authority employees on St. Croix called in sick Tuesday and St. Thomas may join in Wednesday, according to several WAPA employees who asked to remain anonymous.
The bust of D. Hamilton Jackson and the gazebo at Grove Place Park were decked out for Bull and Bread Day in 2014, and will be again Thursday. (File photo)

Candidates Expected at Annual Grove Place D. Hamilton Jackson Commemoration

D. Hamilton Jackson Park in Grove Place on St. Croix will once again host the annual Liberty Day celebration to honor the life of labor leader, journalist and newspaper owner David Hamilton Jackson this Thursday.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Ready for Election Day

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the VirgiN islands is readying its election efforts to respond to any election complaints, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Tuesday.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

V.I. Supreme Court: JFL Cannot Be Sued But Territorial Board Can

The V.I. Supreme Court ruled last week that Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital cannot be directly sued. The proper entity to file against is the V.I. Government Health and Hospital Facilities Corporation, the court found.

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