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Basketball Season Kicks Off at IAA/McDonald’s MLK Jr. Invitational Tournament

The tournament will begin on Friday, Jan. 18, in the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School (IEKHS) gymnasium and will conclude on Monday, Jan. 21, with back-to-back playoff games to determine tournament winners.
New cabinet members under the Bryan/Roach administration are: Gary Malloy, J.P. Oriol, Col. Kodjo Knox Limbacker, Joseph Boschulte, Joel Lee, Justa Encarnacion, Nelson Petty, Gov. Albert Bryan, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, Patrick Farrell, Kirk Callwood, Kyle Fleming, and Anthony Thomas.

Bryan Names a Dozen Cabinet Members

Governor's first cabinet choices include Joseph Boschulte at Tourism, Kirk Callwood at Finance, Nelson Petty at Public Works, Gary Malloy at Labor and Justa Encarnac at Health.
Camae, played by Diana Prince, dons King's jacket and shoes and delivers her oratory to Martin Luther King Jr., played by Lionel C. Downer, in the CCT production of 'The Mountaintop.' (Elisa McKay photo)

CCT Opens its 34th Season with ‘The Mountaintop’

Caribbean Community Theater will open its 34th season Friday with a one-weekend production of "The Mountaintop," a two-person re-imagination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the night before he died. "The Mountaintop" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday..
St. Croix artist Danica David's signature style – bright, bold colors and strong graphics – highlights her book, "Callaloo Culture."

Artist’s Book, ‘Creative Callaloo,’ Showcases V.I. Culture

St. Croix artist Danica David has released a new book, “Creative Callaloo,” which celebrates Crucian culture in words and art. “I poured my heart and soul into this book” David said. She designed “Creative Callaloo” from cover to cover.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer urges the Senate Finance Committee to approve raising the Authority's debt ceiling.

WAPA Urges Customers to Make Timely Payments to Avoid Disconnections

“WAPA’s disconnection procedures for non-payment has resumed and customers are urged to either make payment on their account or visit a customer service office to resolve any outstanding issues regarding their bill,” said CEO Lawrence J. Kupfer.
New Senate President Kenneth Gittens prepares to take the gavel from former Senate President Myron Jackson.

New Senate Sworn In, Promising ‘Unity’ and ‘Brighter Future’

A quick swearing-in ceremony at Emancipation Garden was followed Monday by the official organization of the 33rd Legislature and the passing of the gavel from former Senator Myron Jackson to new Senate President Kenneth Gittens, who said that both sides of the aisle would work together regardless of differences in opinion.
Chart showing projected failure of GERS from Bryan/Roach campaign material.

GERS Administrator Confident After Meeting with Governor’s Team

Austin Nibbs, administrator for the Government Employee Retirement System, told the Board of Trustees Monday he is no longer pessimistic about the future of the retirement system, which is predicted to fail as early as 2023.
Maricela Grove is promoted to chief warrant officer five in March 2017. (Photo submitted by Maricela Grove)

U.S. Army Gave ‘Island Girl’ Maricela Grove Life Experiences

Maricela Grove tells her story as U.S. Army chief warrant officer five with St. Croix as the foundation of her life experiences. At a job interview at the Hess Oil Refinery, she was told she needed life experiences to get hired. So she joined the Army, and got a lifetime of experiences.
Contractors install roofting material for Project Blue Roof in this Florida photo from the Army Corps of Engineers.

V.I. and P.R. Reps Fight Diverting Recovery Money for Trump Wall

Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (R-P.R) plan to introduce a joint letter to the Trump White House opposing any attempt to strip storm-recovery money from the Army Corps of Engineers to fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Three on STT Injured by Gunshots Early Monday

Three men were treated Monday morning at Schneider Regional Medical Center for injuries received when they were shot near Emerald Hill in the Smith Bay area.

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