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Sailboat makes its way past St. Thomas. (Source photo by Dave MacVean)

U.S. Virgin Islands Sailing Charter Business Growing

Sailing through the emerald blue waters of the Caribbean is a prime attraction for many visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and charter sailboat companies on the islands are growing to meet the demand.

Hospital Trial Week 4: Witnesses Give Details of Audit Report, Rabbi Trust

Prosecutors continued presenting their case against three former St. Thomas hospital officials by pressing the details of an audit report of executive spending. The trial of defendants Rodney Miller, Peter Najawicz and Amos Carty concluded its fourth week on Friday.
Miss St. Croix Queen contestants, from left, Allayeah John-Baptiste, Izhani Rosa and Tatyana Massiah.

Miss St. Croix Festival Queen Contestants Bring the Sunshine

It had rained most of Sunday on the west end of St. Croix, but the sun broke through in the afternoon in the open courtyard of the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on Strand Street in Frederiksted in time for the Miss St. Croix contestants to introduce themselves.
The UVI St. Croix campus.

UVI Board Approves 2020 Budget and Fundraising Goals

At its meeting Saturday on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved the university's fiscal year 2020 budget of $47.1 million. The board also set its annual fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at 20 percent.
Harith Wickrema (File photo)

Island Green Launches Community Composting Program on STJ

The Island Green Living Association is launching a community composting program in cooperation with V.I. Waste Management Authority.
St. Thomas' first power plant under construction, long before the creation of the Water and Power Authority in 1964. (Undated early 20th century photo provided by the St. Thomas Historical Trust)

WAPA’s Finances Part 2: A Case of Chronic Starvation

WAPA is swimming in debt. Where did it come from? What can be done about it? Some in the PSC, Senate and the public feel this debt is the result of mismanagement. Is it? And how much does it matter, if we have to pay up anyway?
The late Carnival Committee Chairman Kenneth Blake chats with Village Committee Chairman Edgar Baker Philips at an event in 2018. Blake died Nov. 1 in Florida. (File photo)

Friends Remember Blakie’s Life of Duty, Music and Culture

Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Chairman Kenneth Blake is being remembered as a dedicated public servant, a veteran stage artist and a champion of culture. Blake died Friday in Florida.
Philippa Smith-Tyler will present her book at Undercover Books in Gallows Bay. (Photo from Smith-Tyler's Facebook page)

Event at Undercover Books Will Show How to Play the Piano in Ten Minutes

Philippa Smith-Tyler, classical pianist, piano teacher and author of “One Hundred Popular Piano Songs for the White Keys,” will sign and discuss her book from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Undercover Books and Gifts in Gallows Bay.
At the head of the table, WICO Chairman Joseph Boschulte says the company is moving forward. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

WICO Board Defends Its Havensight Management

The board of the West Indian Co. Ltd. met Thursday to defend it's management of Havensight Mall on St. Thomas, a day after GERS announced its decision to not renew WICO's management agreement for the property.
Crowds throng the checkout lines at the grand reopening of CostULess on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Crowd Clamors at Return of Cost-U-Less on St. Thomas

Cost-U-Less, the giant grocery warehouse store, welcomed thousands of customers back after a two-year absence from the St. Thomas marketplace. An estimated thousand shoppers witnessed a 7:30 a.m. ribbon cutting.

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