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Government House on the Air in July

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas and comments.

Virgin Islands Energy Office Rebate Program Ends

Each household had the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates. This program targeted homeowners, renters and small businesses.
Several hundred march along Queen Mary Highway from Christiansted to Frederiksted in 17th annual Emancipation March Monday, organized by Sen. Terrance "Positive" Nelson (blowing the conch shell).

VIPA Postpones TWIC Office Reopening at Rohlsen Airport

The reopening of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) office at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix is postponed until further notice.

VI Casino Control Commission to Hold Regular Meeting July 14

The commission meeting will be held at the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission’s Office at 3005 Orange Grove, Christiansted, St. Croix. There will be limited public access due to the COVID-19 mandates.

Territory Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

The ADA Anniversary Committee will be celebrating the landmark civil rights legislation in a series of virtual events open to the public during July.

VIWMA Schedules Hours of Operation for Emancipation Day, July 4th Holidays

Also, all administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of this holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

Restrictions Tighten for Beaches, Bars and Visitors Arriving from Hotspot States

With a total positive COVID-19 count of 98 as of Thursday evening, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced new restrictions on beaches starting Friday and at bars effective immediately.
The Dollar fo’ Dollar tour passes through Emancipation Garden. (Priscilla Hintz Rivera photo)

USVI Commemorating 172 Years Since Emancipation with Virtual Concerts, Marches and More

Events marking Emancipation Day will be held on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Emancipation Holiday Campers Disturbed by Goat Slaughter

As local families were under the shade of the coconut trees on a large cay off St. Thomas this week, their traditional annual respite was repeatedly interrupted by gunfire, as an unidentified group of about fifteen men in camouflage shot goats.

As Support for Black Lives Matter Movement Grows in Denmark, ‘Colonial Amnesia’ Persists

In recent weeks outrage over police brutality in the United States and the subsequent worldwide proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a debate in Denmark, forcing the country to grapple with its own issues of systemic racism.

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