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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today sent a request to the 33rd Legislature asking for an extension to the current State of Emergency Order, which currently is in effect until Monday. Bryan is requesting an extension of the order to October 9 — or until the Avera Tech

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix-based software company poised to receive a $1 million, no-bid contract to do contact tracing in the territory is the concept of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s daughter — and she is not currently licensed to do business in the Virgin Islands. Avera Tech, which was co-founded

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Guess who came to the Garden to be? None other than Shelly Jacobs of ABC Landscaping! Police Captain Sandra Colbourne and Sgt. Milton Petersen and myself had an outdoor meeting recently on St. Thomas. Shelly and Albion “Chico” George of the UVI Cooperative Extension, each longtime friends, came out to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government has outlined a plan to reopen the territory as of June 1, but safe work environments won’t happen by chance.  To assist small businesses in the reopening process, the University of the Virgin Islands – Safety In Paradise (SIP) Program and the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has extended a philanthropic hand by producing 3-D respiratory masks. Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity, as the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc the world over.  To date, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ director of the Center for Student Success has died of the coronavirus while on the U.S. mainland, according to a message issued to the UVI community on Wednesday.  “We learned today that Jason Brewer, Director of the Center for Student Success,

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly used fire to get back at his ex-girlfriend is wanted by police tonight. Dasha Graham, 24, is wanted for questioning in a first-degree arson case, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Graham was described by police as being a black male who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting today, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations request of $40.2 million to cover the local university’s operations and programs.  “Our appropriation remains in line with FY

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Veteran Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson started building his underwater photography skills in a New York City pool months before he was ready to dive into the ocean waters off Florida and St. Thomas. His mission: Capture images of scientists at work on coral reefs threatened by climate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the  Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the

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