Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. spoke glowingly of the U.S. Virgin Islands' future in his State of the Territory Address Monday night, touting relative economic prosperity, increased tourist arrivals, infrastructure investment, and reduction in crime.
While calling Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s fifth State of the Territory Address on Monday night generally "upbeat" and "optimistic," senators weighing in afterward said certain sections were substantive, the priorities laid out were critical, but more details were needed in areas such as healthcare, education and agriculture, among others, along with defined timelines for the projects outlined.
The National Park Service will hold the first of three public meetings Thursday to gather input on its environmental assessment for the redevelopment and management of Caneel Bay on St. John, which was released on Friday.
The V.I. Attorney General’s Office has filed an amended complaint in its suit against JPMorgan Chase, offering more details about the alleged role one of the bank's former executives played in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Construction will begin in April to the Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock — the main ferry dock in Cruz Bay — and Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe is asking the public for patience during the estimated six-months process.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed the long-awaited Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act into law Wednesday. The move allows for adults to legally use cannabis for medicinal, sacramental and recreational purposes, regulating its production, distribution, and use.
A virtual rally in September featuring an endorsement from Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach was “illegal,” according to Elections System officials, who charged the campaign a $2,000 fine.
“Staying Alive,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Dancing Queen,” “Disco Inferno.” These are some of the sounds of the late 70s and early 80s that mark the Disco Era, and chances are, you can hum at least some of them.
Increasing food security while trimming the waste stream in the Virgin Islands were the dual goals of a composting workshop held Saturday on St. John. About 20 residents filled the seats at Gifft Hill School for a demonstration led by St. Thomas artisan Jason Budsan.
Martin Luther King Day is a day to celebrate the memory of a great man, and for most kids, it’s also a day off from school. But for the 45 fourth-grade students attending schools on St. John, the day is special for another reason: It’s also the first day of rehearsals for “Broadway Comes to St. John.”
A bid to throw out a civil lawsuit brought by former Senator-At-Large Steven Payne was the subject of a hearing in Superior Court this week. The two-term lawmaker was ousted in July by a 14-1 vote taken by members of the 34th Legislature.
The territory has recorded its 128th death related to COVID-19 — a 90-year-old man on St. Thomas— the V.I. Health Department reported Friday. The latest death comes as virus numbers are climbing on St. Croix less than a week after the conclusion of the Crucian Christmas Festival.
A new Legislative session began Monday after lawmakers who won seats in the November General Election took their oaths of office at a public ceremony. The brief but businesslike event at Emancipation Garden was the prelude to the establishment of the 35th Legislature.
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