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Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)

Casino Control Commission Chair Injured In Assault

Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden and several members of her family were injured when a younger family member apparently suffering from a mental health crisis attacked them with a knife.
STT Car Ferry Imran Stephen

Facing Down the Storm 2 – Stories of Maria

When two Category 5 hurricanes struck the Virgin Islands, 10 days apart, in 2017, they left a wealth of stories to be told. Here are some of those stories

Six Young Men Graduate EZC’s Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Six young men, ranging from ages 15-19, recently graduated from the five-week summer entrepreneurship program, EntrepreNow, which was created to inspire an entrepreneurship mindset among young men.

V.I. Elections System to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

The Elections System of the Virgin Islands will celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25.
VIPA Assistant Executive Director Damian Cartwright at Tuesday's budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Port Authority Still Facing Fines Over Anguilla Landfill

The V.I. Port Authority has been threatened by the Federal Aviation Administration with a $1.4 million fine due to various personnel training deficiencies and issues related to the location of the Anguilla Landfill
Horses race at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

Horse Racing Will Return – But Senators Can’t Get a Firm Date

Virgin Islands horse racing enthusiasts heard Monday much about support for VIGL, the slot machine company the V.I. government gave the franchise to run the territory's two racing tracks, but they did not hear a firm date when horse racing will return to the territory.

DLCA Order Sets Forth Procedure for Increasing Fuel Prices

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs sets forth the procedure to be followed by all wholesalers and retailers of gasoline and diesel fuel in the territory as a pre-requisite to increasing their fuel prices.

GVI Continues to Process Tax Returns; Latest Batch Mailed This Week

Director Pickering said the checks, which total $7.2 million, are to be mailed out on Tuesday., Sept. 18.
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. (File photo)

Revised School Opening Dates Highlights Concerns With Modular Contractor

The opening dates for several public schools have been pushed back from this week, but Education officials said they don’t expect any more delays despite continued concerns over safety issues that have put contractor AECOM in the hot seat.
White Cedar like this one at Altoona Lagoon on St. Croix will get protected by Senate bill. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Bill Would Protect Native Trees

Native Virgin Islands trees are valuable and need protection, according to Sen. Myron D. Jackson, who is sponsoring a bill to establish a Community and Heritage Tree Law.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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