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James Vardaman and ‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman: Racial Radicalism and its Legacy

James Vardaman of Mississippi and "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman of South Carolina may give us the best window into the era in which post-Reconstruction racial radicals were most prominent and extreme racism was on the rise.

Waste Management Pressed on Failure to Meet Consent Decree Deadlines

During a federal court hearing on Wednesday morning on St. Thomas, the V.I. Waste Management Authority was scrutinized for failing to address longstanding wastewater issues.

JFL Works to Correct CMS Deficiencies

The governing board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital learned Wednesday more about a revised plan of correction accepted by CMS to bring the medical facility back into compliance and avoid decertification.

Casino Commission Authorizes Racetrack Changes

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission acted Wednesday on a promise for a new era in Virgin Island horse racing.

Police Still Looking for Murder Suspect

The V.I. Police Department is still looking for 20-year-old Samuel Roberts, who is wanted in connection with a homicide. Police said the suspect is armed and considered dangerous.

St. Croix No Longer Snake Free

St. Croix can no longer claim to be a snake-free island! Since 2004, more than 40 snakes of various sizes have been spotted and captured by local biologist William Coles. In 2016 alone, he caught 30 red tail boa constrictors.

Young Woman Dies in Early Morning Crash

A 19-year-old woman died at the scene of an early morning car crash and a second was injured, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends.

V.I. Agog at Protester Waving Lynched Baby Doll

For a white person to wave around a sign saying "V.I. Future" with a lynched baby tied to the sign handle was not a good idea.

My Brother’s Workshop Pushing Ahead with Help from Donors

My Brother’s Workshop officials thanked their community donors Thursday night with a reception that also showcased the future of the organization as it pushes more toward self-sustainability.

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