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Governor Proclaims Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. last week signed a proclamation recognizing October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. It is the first time Rett Syndrome has been singled out for awareness in the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any U.S. territory.
The St. Thomas-St. John administrator's office will lead a cleanup of the Savan area on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

New Cleanup, Mental Health Initiatives Discussed in Weekly Briefing

St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator Avery Lewis said his office will conduct an aggressive cleanup of the Savan area on St. Thomas, starting Monday, Oct. 21, and ending Saturday, Oct. 26.
St. Croix Police Chief William Harvey watches over a cache of weapons confiscated by the VIPD. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

VIPD Arrests Suspects in Cool Out Bar Shooting

Nine people were arrested in relation to the July 19 shooting at the Cool Out bar or the investigation that followed, but not before shots were fired at the arresting officers, with a bullet grazing one of the policemen.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. signs into law new amendments to the territory’s Hotel Development Act during a ceremony Monday. Joining him were: Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood Sr., Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Authority Kamal Latham, Senator Kurt Vialet and President of the Hotel and Tourism Association, Lisa Hamilton. (Photo submitted by Government House)

Bryan Signs Hotel Development Act

A collaboration between the Senate and executive branch has yielded what officials described Monday as the “missing piece” of the puzzle in the territory’s ongoing disaster recovery effort.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Judge Overturns Arbitration Ruling on Donated Leave

A Superior Court judge has rejected a decision on donated leave reached through arbitration in the case brought by an employee of the V.I. Port Authority.
East End Medical Clinic Director Moleto Smith discusses plans for new heath-care delivery methods two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Two Years Post Irmaria: Community Clinics Plan for Resilience

With the two major health care facilities crippled by back-to-back catastrophic storms in 2017, a population needing services had to turn to community clinics. Fortunately for the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the two federally funded health centers were up to the task.
King Khaba shows off the shaker he made at the Virgin Islands–Puerto Rico Friendship Day celebration. (Source photo by Darshania Domingo)

Culture, Food and Families Come Together For V.I.-P.R. Friendship

The sun beamed brightly at the Louis A. Alicea Field of Dreams Ballpark down Hess Road on St. Croix on Saturday, and hundreds came out for food, fun, music and culture.

V.I. Pace Runners Gives CoastWeeks Beach Relay Results

Nine teams of two runners toed the starting line in the sand of St. Croix’s Ha’ penny Beach for the running of the annual CoastWeeks Beach Relay Race.

V.I. Casino Control Commission Changes Date of Special Meeting

Representatives of the DIVI Carina Bay Resort and Casino will be in attendance to provide a status update on the hurricane recovery efforts and other matters.

First Junior Duathlon Holds ‘The Silly Sockathlon’

The VI Triathlon Federation held its first event in its 2019-2020 Junior Tri VI race series on Sunday morning at the Susana Ocasio Santana Park in Gallows Bay.

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