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Democrats: Elections Still Responsible for Conducting – and Funding – Primary

The casting of the lots for upcoming primary elections is set for May 31, but with a recent District Court ruling putting the spotlight on inconsistencies in the territory’s elections laws, whether that’s still going to happen as planned is up in the air, as more clarification on the process is needed, Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes said Sunday night.

Weekly Weather Forecast with Jesse Daley

Watch now: Check out our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, May 19, through Saturday, May 25.

Assault Rifle Ban Goes Nowhere; GERS Officer Could Get Peace Officer Status

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety on Tuesday tried to determine who should carry a gun and what guns residents should be allowed to carry.

Bryan Discusses Energy Challenges Off Island; Motta Promotes DOH Wellness Fair

Government House communications director Richard Motta held a short media briefing Monday to announce that Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. was off-island this week and remind the public of the Health Department’s ViBeWell event in June.

Senate Scrambles To Prevent Primary Election Pistarkle

Legislators, elections officials, and legal experts wrestled Monday with how to answer basic elements of Virgin Islands elections thrown into question by a January court ruling.

Longtime Source Contributor David S. North Has Passed On to Challenge Goliaths Elsewhere

David S. North was born with dedication to service imbedded in him and never lost track of that primary purpose. He lived it right up until days before he died on April 26 at 95 years old.

Weekly Weather Forecast with Jesse Daley

Watch now: Check out our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18.

Amended Complaint Alleges V.I. Officials Conspired with Epstein for Financial Gain

A second amended complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court by six victims of Jeffrey Epstein who are suing the V.I. government for alleged violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act claims territory officials actively conspired with the late multimillionaire to perpetuate his sex-trafficking scheme for their own gain.

V.I. National Park Moving Ahead With Caneel Bay Transition to NPS

Virgin Islands National Park announced Thursday that it is actively working to transition Caneel Bay Resort on St. John to National Park Service management, following an April 22 U.S. District Court ruling affirming the United States’ ownership of the land and ordering EHI Acquisitions, LLC to convey and transfer title of the improvements immediately. 

Photo Focus: Remembering Their Sacrifice

Motorists, pedestrians and students from the Julius E. Sprauve School had a chance to view a banner hung in Cruz Bay on Friday by members of the Virgin Islands Police Department. 

Blackout’s Daylong Disruption Aided By Misinformation

At roughly 2:30 Thursday morning, a fuel coupling in one of the Water and Power Authority’s 20-year-old units broke, triggering an emergency shutdown that knocked out electrical currents across St. Thomas and St. John. It took power plant personnel about three hours to track down the broken part, WAPA officials said, but much longer to get electricity flowing steadily again.

Governor Vetoes Three-Step WAPA Fix Proposed by Senate

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Thursday vetoed a trio of bills passed by the Senate last month that were meant to put the V.I. Water and Power Authority on firmer financial footing for the rest of the fiscal year and, among other things, restructure language about how and when a state of emergency can be declared.

USVI Projects Strong 2025 Revenue, Bryan Urges Caution

Government agencies predicted continued strong revenue collections in the territory in 2025 but Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. urged a conservative approach, warning Tuesday that expenses were also on the rise.

USVI Wellness Fair Announced, Healthcare Services Offered at No Cost to Residents

During Monday’s weekly Government House press briefing, officials announced an upcoming Wellness Fair that will offer numerous healthcare services to residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Medical care will be provided at no cost to individuals of all ages, insured or uninsured.  

EHI Disputes Court Order Transferring Caneel Bay Improvements to Government

EHI Acquisitions has filed a motion in V.I. District Court disputing a recent order to transfer title to the Caneel Bay Resort and its improvements to the federal government, arguing that the judge overlooked that EHI holds a mortgage on the property.

St. Thomas Carnival Children’s Parade Bursts with Color, Music, and Joy

The nearly six-hour St. Thomas Children’s Carnival Parade on Friday was a kaleidoscope of color, music and dance, with dazzling young royalty, infectious steel pan rhythms, towering moko jumbies, original choreographed routines and even a sprinkle of acrobatics keeping the energy high throughout the day.

Photo Focus: Horse Racing Returns to Clinton E. Phipps for Carnival 2024

As the last lap of Carnival 2024 approaches, a grand tradition of horse racing brought the crowds out to the Clinton Phipps Racetrack. Horseracing fans appeared delighted as they stepped through the wrought iron gate and onto a revitalized racing venue.

EPA Pledges $12 Million For USVI Drinking Water

The federal government will send nearly $12.7 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands to address exposure to lead in drinking water, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Thursday.

Trunk Bay Bests Destinations Worldwide to Win Top Beach Award

Trunk Bay on St. John has been named the world’s best beach for 2024, beating out 49 destinations worldwide for the top honor, and besting its sixth-place ranking in 2023.

Calypso Monarch John Gotti Wins the Crown Again

The official opening of St. Thomas Carnival Village has yet to come, but Saturday night brought the Fort Christian Parking Lot to life with the 2024 Calypso Monarch Competition. Nine calypsonians brought their creativity to the stage with lyrics, humor, political insights, costumes, stagecraft and a house band.


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