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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has pioneered the return of in-person Carnival events while prioritizing public health safety and the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 2021 Carnival Virgin Islands “1 Night, 1 Fête” took place seaside on Friday at The

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time, with the top three names for both girls — Olivia, Emma, and Ava — and boys — Liam, Noah, and Oliver — remaining the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a missing 76-year-old man on St. Thomas. Warren A. Thomas is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has white hair and and a white beard, brown eyes and a light brown complexion. Thomas

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Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail. Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card.

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday May 1, Governor Albert Bryan sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 60-day extension to the current State of Emergency he proclaimed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current State of Emergency extension is set to expire

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CHRISTIANSTED — Banana trees are a common feature of the U.S. Virgin Islands residential area landscape. They are primarily grown for the tropical look they bring with their green, elephant-ear-like leaves waving in our eternal summer Trade Winds breezes. In addition to their large, decorative foliage, most of the large-growing banana

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I affirm that “the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.” I accepted the role of Commissioner with humility, confidence, and a vision to inspire and actively manage leaders to participate in a more unified and protected territory. The position, by its very nature, requires someone with character and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honored Virgin Islands National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award in a ceremony on St. Thomas Friday. As part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the Visionary Voice Award honor individuals throughout

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FREDERIKSTED — Amidst more than a half-dozen ongoing infrastructure projects throughout the territory’s downtown areas, some close to completion, Governor Albert Bryan is sending down legislation to the Senate requesting $1.5 million to complete improvements to the Frederiksted waterfront, spanning from Dorsch Beach along Strand Street to Buddhoe Park. These new infrastructure upgrades and

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