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Mapp Applies For Federal Capital Gains Tax Break Zones

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones, eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December, Government House announced.
Mary Moorhead listens to audience concerns at a town hall meeting on public schools.

Moorhead Says School Recovery Plan is Already Behind Schedule

Students of the territory's public schools are expected to resume full days of instruction when the new school year begins in September, but at a town hall meeting Wednesday, Board of Education member Mary Moorhead said planning is already behind schedule.
Volunteers from Christ Memorial Church in Williston, Vermont, paint the Lighthouse Mission. (Susan Ellis photo)

Volunteers Repair Lighthouse Mission and Baptist Churches

Volunteer from Christ Memorial Church in Vermont have spent the week helping repair and restore the mission and other St Croix churches. Friday evening they'll host a Family Fun NIght for the community.
FEMA’s Michael Foley, USDOI Guy Hughes, Senate President Myron Jackson, Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution and, Sonia Jacobs Dow, St. Croix Landmarks Society, discuss hurricane recovery.

Officials Plan for Recovery, Protection of Cultural Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is surveying cultural sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands to help develop long-term recovery plans.
Curious puppies check out their new surroundings at the Pet Place.

AWC Opens Pet Adoption Center with Saturday Grand Opening

Starting this weekend, dogs, cats, kittens and puppies will be available for one-stop adoption with all the accessories and necessities at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s Pet Place in La Grande Princess.
Berta smiles for the camera at the Dog Parade.

Christiansted Boardwalk Welcomes Dog Parade

The Christiansted Boardwalk and Kings Alley echoed with happy barks and greetings from friends reconnecting at the 12th annual Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade Saturday.

Art @ Top Hat Now Open Tuesdays Through Fridays

Art @ Top Hat is open after the hurricanes because it still has power, Internet and air-conditioning.

VIWMA Continues to Increase Bin Site Locations on St. Croix

All existing and temporary bin sites are for the collection of household waste only.

Viya Establishing Hotspots on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix

Viya has free internet hotspots on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

St. Croix Prepares for Hurricane Maria, Most Choose to Stay

While some residents were trying to find flights or another means to evacuate the island of St. Croix before Hurricane Maria reached the island, most chose to stay and take the wrath of what promised to be a very strong hurricane system.

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