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Friday, February 26, 2021

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Women for Peace Holds Recognition Program

A group of men and women gathered for poetry, music and readings Sunday to celebrate Women For Peace and honor one local peacemaker at the Rotary Club West Community Center.

@ Work: Shawnda ‘Shanni’ Smith Bakes Up Treats in Frederiksted

At Sweet Bites Cake Shop Shawnda 'Shanni' Smith is deep frying crunchy, coconut-crumb-covered vanilla ice cream. She serves it with a dollop of her pale yellow butter cream icing, a piece of an Italian pizzelle wafer cookie, and a drizzle of local fruit sauce.

Regatta’s Second Day Offers a Little Something for Everyone

The 62-yacht fleet competing in this year's St. Thomas International regatta divided into two groups Saturday, one racing a round-the-buoy course and the other round-the-rock, testing the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike.

Birthday Party Rededicates Dorsch Cultural Activities Center

Local folks went back in time Friday with stories, music, songs, and remembrances at a rededication and revitalization of Frederiksted's Dorsch Cultural Activities Center.

Wild, Windy Racing Opens Regatta

Spectacular broaches, inadvertent jibes, man-overboard rescues and crazy capsizes created a dramatic start to the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta on Friday. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday.

Budget Crisis Hits V.I. Carnival; No Fireworks

V.I. Carnival will forego fireworks next week and cut back on entertainment this year, due to the government's budget shortfall, which has grown to $145 million.

Chemical Poisoned Family Still in Stateside Hospitals

The four members of a vacationing Delaware family sickened by the apparent use of a pesticide containing methyl bromide at Sirenusa condominiums on St. John remain in stateside hospitals.

Budget Woes Worsening Teacher Shortages

Several years of budget cuts and the current massive funding shortfall have delayed contracted school pay raises, hurting morale and recruitment, and making it harder to fill vacancies.

Veterans Now Eligible for Health Care Closer to Home

After years of unnecessary travel for health care, military veterans living in the Virgin Islands will have greater access to physicians and hospitals within the territory, thanks to Act H.R. 572.

Regatta Kicks Off Friday with 62 Yachts

Hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club from Friday through Sunday, the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta boasts a fleet of 62 ranging from 60-foot super high-tech sport boats to 16-foot beach cats.





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