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To Better Understand Water Quality, Researchers Look to the Spineless

Scientists are on a quest to better understand the watershed of St. Thomas by cataloging the species of spineless creatures that dwell in it. 
Kent Bernier is sworn in Friday to testify before the Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary. (V.I. Legislature photo)

PSC’s Bernier Resigns at End of Term, Leaving Future Quorum in Question

Public Services Commission vice-chair Kent Bernier, Sr. tendered his resignation to the governor this week effective at the end of his term on Nov. 20, leaving some members concerned about the commission’s ability to form a quorum after that point.

Senators Move to Extend Distance Learning Options Beyond the Pandemic

Options for distance learning may stick around long after the pandemic ends if legislation advanced Wednesday by the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development becomes law.

Eduardo Garcia Pursues Goal of Running at Tokyo Olympics

In spite of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19, Garcia trains and competes with Greenville Track Club Elite in South Carolina.

Roach Informs Public of New Online Property Tax Billing and Payment System

During the transition period from the previous system to the new system called Entellitrak (ETK), Oct. 1- 5, the Offices of the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector will be offering limited service.
Attorney General Denise George. (2019 Government House photo)

Department of Justice Awards $638,248 to LEPC for STOP Violence Against Women

The Law Enforcement Planning Commission serves as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the distribution of federal funds earmarked for local criminal justice agencies, nonprofits, social service agencies and faith-based organizations.

Tim Duncan Donates Over 10,000 Masks to V.I. Prison System

After hearing of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Virgin Islands prison system, Tim Duncan sent 10,800 masks to the territory for distribution.

Rules and Judiciary Committee Forwards Three Bills to Full Senate

During a brief meeting of the Senate's Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, three bills were forwarded to the full Senate while two others were removed from the agenda.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

STT Man Faces Charge of Aggravated Rape of a Minor

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested 28-year-old Matthew Fontaine of St. Thomas and charged him in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old female. According...

New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

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