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In reaction to the perceived in-action and lack of response from local and federal officials, activists from throughout the Virgin Islands are planning a “peaceful march demonstration” on October 1, which is raising mixed emotions. Local activist and businesswoman Lorelei Monsanto has announced that she was helping to coordinate the organization of the planned October 1 event in Cruz...
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Taxi tariffs will go up October 1 across the territory. Be prepared to pay a little more for your taxi ride and remember to pack lightly because taxi tariffs across the territory will increase by 20 percent and luggage will carry a standardized charge starting October 1. The taxi tariffs are being raised for the first time in...
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The owners of the recently-completed Dockside building on Cruz Bay beach adjacent to the Loredon L. Boynes Sr. ferry dock have been granted an occupancy permit by the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources after securing additional off-site parking spaces from the V.I. Port Authority.The recently completed Dockside building on the Cruz Bay waterfront has been granted an...
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The V.I. Port Authority is awaiting approval from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to modify the original permit for the Enighed Pond commercial facility, allowing an extension of the deadline to plant mangroves in the dredged material in the interior corner of the pond, foreground.V.I. Port Authority officials are still eyeing a November...
Growing up around the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea which surround his home on Trunk Bay, it’s not surprising that Devon Boulon, son of distinguished artist Kimberly and the V.I. National Park’s chief of resource management Rafe Boulon, chose a career that keeps him on the water — but what is surprising is the 23 year-old’s incredible success....
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After the report of a rape on the island’s remote East End Tuesday morning, August 30, a community meeting featuring local and federal law enforcement agencies on Wednesday evening, August 31, drew hundreds of residents looking for answers to looming questions, many of which remained unanswered by officials. More than 300 residents gathered in Frank A. Powell Sr....
The report of a rape on the island’s usually quiet East End has ruptured the community’s silence, sparking emotions and tensions among St. John residents actively seeking answers from investigators who remained tight-lipped bout the case. At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, a teacher at Guy Benjamin School called to report that a woman had been found...
About 50 people filled the St. John Legislature building on Monday evening, August 29 for a Committee of the Whole meeting which heard three requests for changes to the St. John zoning map. Most people were present to testify vehemently against the proposal by the developers of Grande Bay Resort, Bay Isles Associates LLLP, who are requesting to rezone...
Between serving hungry and thirsty customers, collecting money, making change and answering numerous questions called out to her from various people standing in line, Alecia Wells glances over to me with an apologetic smile as she attends to the never ending stream of customers. “I’ll be with you in a second,” she shouts out to me over the chattering...

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