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Cars work their way up 'The Beast,' one of the best known and most difficult features of the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon. (Photo from Bikesport Michigan)

VIPD Announces Road Closures for Beauty & the Beast Triathlon

The 2019 Beauty & the Beast Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Dec 8. Parking will be prohibited along the entire triathlon route from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.

V.I. National Guard to Hold Annual Family Meals

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) members will have its Annual Family Meal on Saturday, Dec.7, on St. Thomas and on Sunday, Dec. 8, on St. Croix.
The District Court on St. Croix.

Zion Hazel Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

Zion Hazel, a 22-year-old Crucian, pled guilty Wednesday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

Local Shipping Company Brings the Goods

The 180-foot green hull of the freighter Norma H II is a familiar sight to residents of the Virgin Islands. The ship can be seen navigating Crown Bay, St. Thomas, or along the south side of the island as it makes passages to Road Town, Tortola or Christiansted, St. Croix.

A Scarlet Ibis Visits St. John

Gail Karlsson, an environmental lawyer, writer and photographer, writes about her encounter with a scarlet ibis on St. John.

SBA to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

The new rule changes will also make it easier for federal contracting officers to identify and work with HUBZone-certified small businesses.
A healthy mangrove lagoon at Magens Bay, a protected nature preserve. (S. Pennington photo)

Mangroves: Not Your Average Tree

Mangroves have served as nurseries for crucial marine life since the beginning of time. Sadly, huge swaths of the deep-rooted trees, which also prevent beach erosion, filter run off and non-point source pollution, have been lost to development.
Joining the ribbon cutting for the new bike path on the Christiansted Bypass are bicyclist Mario Peters, AARP National Volunteer President Alicia Georges, AARP-VI State Volunteer President Corinne Plaskett, AARP-VI State Director Troy de Chabert-Shuster, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins, Alma Winkfield of the V.I. Trail Alliance and bicyclist David Morales. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

AARP President Opens STX Bike Path

The first section of the St. Croix Bike Path was formally opened Wednesday at the crest of the Christiansted Bypass by the AARP national president and others involved with the project.

St. Croix Seashell Society Gearing Up for Christmas

Christmas is coming and the St. Croix Seashell Society is busy creating exotic designs for seashell ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree for the “Christmas Spoken Here” event.

V.I. Energy Office Resumes Energy Star Rebate Program

Residents and small business owners can receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR products purchased in the U.S.V.I.

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