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The Underground Night Club, on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

January Trial Set for Accused Sex Trafficker

A federal magistrate has ordered a January trial for a woman charged with transporting women from abroad to St. Thomas to employ as sex workers. The defendant, Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, recently pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment in late October.
UVI Researcher Kim Waddell speaks to the need for a territorial Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.

Researchers Say Resiliency Plan Will Save Future Disaster Dollars

Every dollar spent on mitigation pre-storm saves about $6 in post-recovery, University of the Virgin Islands’ researchers Greg Guannel and Kim Waddell said Tuesday, as they encouraged residents to give input on a draft Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.

VIWMA Contracts Sewer Point Repair in Christiansted

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise Team has contracted a sewer line point repair in Christiansted town that will require motorists to proceed with caution through the area, beginning Dec. 3.

DHS Reminds SNAP Customers to Keep Appointments

The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Assistance is in the process of preparing for the closing of calendar year 2019.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses his administration's priorities toward reducing property and homelessness during a meeting with members of the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness Tuesday in Government House on St. Croix. (Government House photo)

Bryan: Expand Cannabis Law, Send Taxes to GERS

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has unveiled legislation broadening the territory's new medical cannabis law, with new taxes directed mostly to the failing Government Employees Retirement System, as well as new rights for Rastafarians and other changes.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, left, presented the Andrus Award Tuesday to Scott Bradley and Alma Winkfield. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

AARP Honors Pair During Visit by National Officers

The AARP of the Virgin Islands presented its top award for volunteers Tuesday, bestowing the Andrus Awards to Scott Bradley and Alma Winkfield. The awards were presented at the recently reopened Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas.
U.S. Capitol

HUD Allocates Territory Another $53.59 Million

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated more than $2.3 billion Tuesday to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard hit areas in 15 states and four territories. According to HUD, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting $53.59 million of that, bringing HUD’s total USVI allocated funds to $1.92 billion.
Volunteers help a swimmer out of the water during the 2016 St. Croix Triathlon. (Photo from gotostcroix.com)

STX Beauty and the Beast Triathlon Welcomes Past Winners Sunday

Four previous winners of the St. Croix Triathlon will no doubt be among the stars Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon, and this year they will participate, not as professionals, but on relay teams with local athletes.

Cafe de la Creme Caters to the Crucian Sweet Tooth

Folks of all ages looking for an ice cream parlor experience need look no further than Cafe de la Creme at 4500 Sunny Isle Shopping Center, behind First Bank, near the outdoor theater and playground.

Billy Bohlke Wins Chosen Half Marathon in San Antonio, Texas

Up to the age of 41, Billy Bohlke has finished first in just about every local road race, cross-country and track race open to him. Currently, he is in the fast lane as a runner and as a pilot of jet and turboprop airplanes.

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