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(St. Thomas, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) held discussions with commercial solid waste haulers on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix respectively this week to hear suggestions and address their concerns regarding the implementation of the Commercial Solid Waste Tipping Fees throughout the Territory. Executive Director Roger E. Merritt Jr. emphasized that VIWMA’s goal is...
There are some black-crowned night herons on St. John, but few people have seen them - maybe because they are crepuscular. When I first heard that word I thought it meant that they creep around in the bushes, possibly in a muscular way. More experienced birders know that it means they are most active at twilight and therefore are hard...
Feature for St. John Tradewinds and St. John Source. There are dozens of things we can do to make Cruz Bay more safe and pleasant for pedestrians, and they don’t all have to cost a lot of money. That was the consensus of a community meeting held Wednesday evening that began at the Legislature’s Conference Room and concluded, after a short...
The winners of the "No Straw, Please” social media video competition were announced at the end of July. The joint effort between the Coral Bay Community Council, Get Trashed-St. John, and Plastic Free Island: St John, aimed to engage the community in a pledge to reduce plastic waste. Participants were challenged to film their own 30 to 60 second video about...
Special feature for St. John Tradewinds and St. John Source. Updated - See Editor's note.  Maybe you’re ready to start a new career.  Maybe you’re wishing you’d finished that college degree.  Maybe you’re feeling your brain is getting a bit rusty.  There are many reasons for taking college classes, and the University of the Virgin Islands is an obvious choice for...
Passengers traveling to downtown Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay by ferry will be making their connections at the Edward Wilmoth Blyden Marine Terminal, effective Aug. 15. Changes in the boarding site were announced late last week by the Virgin Islands Port Authority, operator of marine ports in the territory. VIPA officials said passengers will now pass through a secure site...
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season chimed in Monday with a torrential rain storm that hammered St. Thomas and St. John. Rains that began in late afternoon brought thunder and vivid lightning bolts. The storm also caused havoc with road conditions and sporadic power outages. The National Weather Service of San Juan predicts a similar picture for Tuesday as the weather system...
The USVI Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with other public and private agencies, to include the St. John Administrator and the St. John Foundation, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on the island of St. John, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30pm at the St. John Legislature building. The DOH previously held a Town Hall meeting on St. Thomas,...
CRUZ BAY -- The Southeast Regional Director of the National Park Service told St. John residents, park workers and supporters he wants to create a model relationship between the park and the people who live and work on island. The Aug. 3 meeting with NPS Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin was organized by VI Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. Plaskett...
The local dance team, Dynamic Dancers will be hosting a back-to-school giveaway on August 27. The group is led by Loraine Richards and consists of 14 talented and motivated girls. The Dynamic Dancers recently raised $11,000 to perform in New York state, and they plan to do many more performances elsewhere. The giveaway will take place in Franklin A. Powell Park...
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