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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Bryan Signs Bills on Tax-Break Hiring Rules, Credit Cards

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed an array of bills recently, including one attempting to place more oversight and limits on the use of government credit cards.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.

V.I. Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

The Parole Board will convene June 22-26 to hear testimony from victims, family members of victims or other interested persons for and against the application for parole by inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions.

This Week’s Senate Calendar May 25-29

What’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
Nicole Canegata and her father Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III. (Photo submitted by Nicole Canegata)

Honoring the Fallen – Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III

One of the V.I.'s fallen heroes is Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III, who served in the V.I. National Guard till his death in 2007. A born Crucian, Lt. Col. Canegata volunteered to serve in the Second Persian Gulf War in Afghanistan in December 2006.

Remembering U.S. Naval Musician Ogese T. McKay on Memorial Day

U.S. Navy musician Ogese Theophilus McKay always swore that if he ever had children, he would be the best father he could be. His daughter says that’s exactly what he was.

STJ’s Allegra Miles Moves on After Her Ride on ‘The Voice’

Allegra Miles, who has roots on St. John, said that she was disappointed she didn’t make it to the finals on NBC’s Season 18 of “The Voice,” but ultimately, she wasn’t that upset and said she’s happy for the opportunity she had.
Gordon Ackley ran as a Republican for the position of delegate to Congress in 2016.

Challenger’s Lawsuit Question’s Republican Party Chair’s Legitimacy

Gordon Ackley, a candidate for chairman of the V.I. Republican Party, has filed a lawsuit to stop the Board of Elections from taking action that might benefit his opponent, John Canegata.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

GERS Board Recommended Benefit Cut Effective Jan. 1

The board of the Government Employees Retirement system has recommended a 42 percent reduction in practically all benefit payments. The reduction would take effect on Jan. 1.
Ira Buchion (Photo by Clay Jones)

Clay Jones Homeless Project: Ira Buchion

This is the fifth in a series of short portraits by Clay Jones, the stories of the men and women Jones has known and photographed over many years.





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