Virgin Islands author Kacen Callender’s “King of the Dragonflies” is the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The book has also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry.



Editor’s note: This story by Cidney “Cid” Anne Hamling originally appeared 20 years ago in St. John Times. We are reprinting it as part of Remember When, a throwback of past articles and photos to be published from time to time.

Years from now, when we are telling future children and grandchildren the story of the Year 2020, we will detail the hardships, describe all the restrictions and deplore all that we have given up.

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A St. Thomas man was arrested Wednesday and charged with tampering with evidence after he was seen on surveillance video removing a gun from the dead body of a shooting victim, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.