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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” Certainly 95-year-old Lucinda Millin Home resident Hermon Christopher is familiar with that philosophy in life. After all, Christopher has been applying his green thumb to an urban garden that surrounds three sides of his Virgin Islands Housing Authority community on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s proclamation recognizing Friday, November 27th as “A Day of Family, Reflection and Prayer,” the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has granted administrative leave to its non-essential employees.  VIHA’s central office and public housing management offices will be closed in the St. Thomas and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Happy Holidays! McDonald’s has a new “festive” menu. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sounds pretty festive, right? Except that … … some are accusing the fast food giant of “cultural appropriation at its finest” over one of its new Christmas menu items. On November 9, McDonald’s announced a

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FREDERIKSTED — Some of the terms used to describe the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving are “Blackout Wednesday” and “Drunksgiving.’’ We view it as an alarming tradition that people need to seriously consider altering. Perhaps even more than New Year’s Eve, the night before Thanksgiving has become the most alcohol-fueled night

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan wished Virgin Islanders a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday, imploring all the territory’s residents to follow CDC guidelines for any family gatherings. Bryan also suggested that everyone make Friday, November 27, a “Day of Family, Prayer and Reflection” to consider the tough year everyone has had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ruth E. Thomas, a former principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, who was known for being stern but fair, died after a lengthy illness on St. Thomas. She was 94. Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement remembering esteemed St. Thomas educator Ruth Thomas, who passed away

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NEW YORK — St. Croix artist Danica M. David’s “Mask Mission” project is currently featured at “Awareness through Conceptual Art and Photography,” an online exhibition at the X Gallery in New York City. The exhibition features Pandemic art and is part of a permanent online collection reflecting one of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents of the Knolls at Contant got some much needed food thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture this weekend. Food care boxes from the USDA’s “Farms to Families” program were handed out on Saturday morning, according to Annette Jennings Raimer. Jennings Raimer said there are at

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FREDERIKSTED — Work is set to begin on Route 667 in Estate Carlton beginning on Tuesday, the Department of Public Works said. DPW is advising the community that “major road reconstruction” will begin on Carlton Road on November 24. “Work is estimated to be completed in 90 business days,” DPW

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Orlando Hall was executed just before midnight Thursday after the Supreme Court allowed the U.S. Justice Department to move forward with his lethal injection, the Washington Post reports. Hall’s scheduled execution for 6 p.m. in Terre Haute, In., was delayed by last minute legal filings that

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