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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement to mark Labor Day, on September 6, 2021: “On Labor Day, we proudly celebrate and pay tribute to the working Virgin Islanders whose immeasurable contributions shape our workforce and serve as the backbone of our economy. “Our storied history tells of

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KINGSHILL – In partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI Cell), the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections today celebrated its inaugural graduation of its “Transforming Lives Academy.” The ceremony was held at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility today with staff and

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man who allegedly pointed a gun at her mother’s boyfriend “several times” during an argument was arrested by police on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Troy Hazell, 27, of Castle Burke, was arrested at 3:21 p.m. Monday and charged with carrying or using an unlicensed firearm

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study stony coral tissue loss disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This devastating disease affecting reef-building corals is ravishing the reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Since first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise across the country, some areas with low vaccination rates have been hit hard, like Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi. The same is true for the U.S. Virgin Islands, where only about a third of residents are vaccinated. In recent days, the islands have seen their highest numbers of

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KINGSHILL — The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s women’s basketball team will play its first-ever summer exhibition series in the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend. The UMKC Roos, under fifth-year head coach Jacie Hoyt, will play the USVI’s senior women’s national team on Saturday and Sunday at St. Croix Educational Complex

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TEAGUE BAY — in addition to investing in our natural resources, DPNR also invests in the next generation of Virgin Islanders who will inherit and care for our resources. In 2021, the East End Marine Park had two undergraduate students collect information about restored corals at the Park’s demonstration restoration

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When my business partner David Johnson and I started our fintech consulting firm in 2009, the U.S. Virgin Islands became our home. It made a lot of business sense for us, considering the incentives the local government offers through its Economic Development Commission Tax Incentive Program. In exchange for those incentives,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing on Monday, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta said that the governor has expanded his vaccination incentive lottery program by adding a drawing for school-based personnel in public, private and parochial schools. In addition to the general vaccination drawing for $100,000 for 10 weeks open to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) student entrepreneurs were awarded $47,000 at the annual 13D Entrepreneurship Business Launch Competition held virtually in May providing them with valuable start-up funds to pursue their business ventures.  Jessica LaPlace, Christina Lee and Lateefah Evans earned $24,000, $17,000, and $6,000 respectively thanks to the generous sponsorship of Viya and 13D Research, the namesake sponsor. The 13D Competition is designed to eliminate the obstacle

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