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Graham Fired from Post of WICO President

The West Indian Company Board of Directors voted Friday to fire WICO President Clifford Graham for cause. 'After extensive discussion, the board made a decision to terminate for cause,' WICO Board Chair Joseph Boschulte said.

CSU Meteorologists Predict Near-Average 2019 Hurricane Season

In their June 4 updated forecast, hurricane researchers at Colorado State University predicted a near-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2019 – a slight increase in severity from their initial forecast issued in early April. The report also calls for a 44 percent chance of a hurricane making landfall somewhere in the Caribbean.
Some of the 12 to 14 people of all ages who worked together to gather and dispose of trash along the beach in preparation for the upcoming Easter camping. 4-H Ambassadors and Dominicans in Action Committee Members made up the volunteers. (Linda Morland photo)

Op-Ed: 1,000 Cleanups Won’t Deter the Littering Population in the USVI

For three years, I’ve been amazed and inspired by the number of residents leading cleanups on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and even the oft forgotten historic district of Hassel Island. I was extremely happy to see the Department of Tourism encouraging residents to assist in collecting trash throughout the territory.
Bill Clinton on Monday opens the Clinton Global Initiative symposium at UVI's St. Thomas campus. (Kyle McKay photo)

Clinton: It’s Time to Build ‘Quick, Comprehensive’ Resiliency Strategy

As efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria continue, the Caribbean has the unique opportunity to look at what it can do better to prepare, how it can be more resilient and how it can serve as a role model for other countries across the world facing or recovering from natural disasters, according to former President Bill Clinton.
Ian Samuel, left, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, listen to Meaghan Enright explain construction issues on St. John. (Amy Roberts photo)

Clintons Tour STJ Before Opening Symposium

Before heading off to St. Thomas to convene a symposium at the University of the Virgin Islands, Bill and Hillary Clinton visited two sites on St. John that are emblematic of the island’s recovery efforts.
Matey Sewer conducts BCB's Burning Blazers at the Folklife Festival. He will retire as director of the band. (Amy Roberts photo)

Pan-O-Rama Kicks off STJ Festival Events June 8

Pan-O-Rama, the event that kicks off St. John’s July 4th Festival, will take place on Saturday, June 8, one week after the date originally set for the popular steel band competition. The event, held along the waterfront near Frank Powell Park, begins at 4 p.m. and ends in time to get participants from St. Thomas back home on the 11 p.m. ferry.
Discussing disaster recovery at the PFA board meeting are Kirk Callwood, Jenifer O’Neal, Keith O’Neale, Gov. Albert Bryan, Nathan Simmonds, Dorothy Isaac and Adrienne Williams-Ocatalien.

PFA Deals with Hurricane Recovery

The board members of the V.I. Public Finance Authority dealt with hurricane recovery Friday – arranging for matching dollars for FEMA projects and discussing how to move the road-renovation project forward last week at the St. Croix PFA office.
The Viya telephone directory featuring Asta Williams on the cover. (Photo by Chalana Brown)

Asta Williams: Storyteller, Masquerader, STX Culture Bearer

Asta Williams is a St. Croix treasure known for many decades as a master storyteller, masquerader director, dancer and culture bearer. And now she is on the cover of the Viya V.I. phone book. Williams lives her culture all the time.
SJCF Executive Director Celia Kalousek (2014 file photo)

They Survived the Storm, Now the Struggle is on to Fund Nonprofits

After several months of responding to high demand for services, Virgin Islands charities are facing some more familiar challenges. Some, but not all, say they’re feeling funding pressures and point to a trickle of revenues from the government that help fuel their operations.
The Long Bay fire Sunday night was heavily followed on social media. (Photo from Facebook)

STT Fire Guts Structure in Estate Thomas

A one-story house was gutted Sunday night in a fire that captured the attention of social media viewers and fueled speculation about the demise of a well known hotel near Mandela Circle.

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