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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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V.I. Prisoners Sent to Florida and Arizona

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday that 105 prisoners were transferred earlier in the day from Golden Grove Correctional Facility and Detention Center on St. Croix to stateside prisons.

Weekly Update: One Zika Case, No New Dengue Cases Confirmed

The Department of Health confirmed one more case of Zika and no new cases of dengue in the last week. A total of seven cases of Zika have been confirmed since January.

New GOP Arrivals Removed from Voter Lists over Residency

Four Michigan Republicans just moved to the territory and are trying to run as V.I. delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention, but the V.I. Board of Elections says they are ineligible.

Undercurrents: Making Air Travel Easier for People with Disabilities

Imagine if you flew into the territory and, upon arrival, had to add another 30 minutes or more, sitting on the plane, waiting to get off. That’s what can happen to passengers who are wheelchair bound.

Danish Students Envision Restoring Older Buildings in V.I.

Students from Good Hope Country Day School listened intently Monday as architecture students and a teacher from the Danish Aarhus School of Architecture spoke about their project to restore the old Danish Barracks in Christiansted and three other old buildings in the territory.

STX Schools Will Reopen Tuesday After Water Outage

Water supply issues continue to affect several St. Croix schools, which closed Monday but are scheduled to reopen Tuesday, according to the Department of Education.

UVI Increases Tuition, Adds Five Degree Programs

The UVI Board of Trustees approved a tuition rate increase of five percent Saturday at its regular quarterly meeting, on the St. Thomas Campus. The increase goes into effect this fall, according to university officials.

Local High Schools Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

Area high school students put their science and math knowledge to the test on Sunday morning at the 2016 Virgin Islands Regional Science Bowl competition on St. Thomas.

@ Work: Emily Weston on Lyric Sails

Emily Weston is thrilled to be living her dream of having her own boat and business. She has combined her passions for the sea, food and entertainment to provide musical sunset sails and more on Lyric Sails.

Teens Learn to Handle Disaster in Mock Drill

A mock emergency drill Sunday had smoke, flames and collapsed walls. Search and rescue teams worked through screaming and crying people as students from St. Croix Educational Complex took part in the exercise.





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