ST. THOMAS — Smiles and pride were in abundance Saturday at the St. Thomas Reformed Church, where 13 men and women received their high school diplomas through the My Brother’s Workshop Career and Technical School program.

ST. THOMAS — Sixty graduates left the Raphael O. Wheatley Skill Center Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education Institute commencement exercise well on their way toward their career goals and eager to take on the professional world.

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Final Walk St. John Festival Princess 2018 A'mrii Heaven Jones The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents...International Wear/Talent Segment Queen Contestant #2 Lenisha Richards - China The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Evening Wear Segment Jr. Miss Contestant #1 Je'Nique Slyvester The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents...Evening Wear Segmant Prince Lemuel Liburt III & Princess Elizabeth Farrell The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents...International Wear/Talent Segment Queen Contestant #1 Zakiyah Gregoire - Egypt The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Ambassadorial Presentation/Talent Segment Jr. Miss Contestant # 1 Je'Nigue Slyvester The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Ambassadorial Presentation/Talent Segment Jr. Mis Contestant #2 Tamyra Bartlette The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Final Walk St. John Festival Queen 2018 Chenijah Dawson The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Sports Wear Segment Prince Lemuel Liburd III & Princess Elizabeth Farrell The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Introduction presentation/Speech Jr. Miss Contestant #1 - Je'Nique Slyvester The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents... Introduction presentation/Speech Queen Contestant #1 Zahiyah Gregoire The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

St John Festival Royalty Selection Pagneant 2019 presents...Evening Wear Segment Jr. Miss Contestant #2 Tamyra Bartlette The Old Lummberyard, Cruz Bay, St John Saturday, June 22nd 2019

Raphael O. Wheatley Skill Center Post-Secondary Career & Technical Education Institute Commencement Exercise. Dr. Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium. St. Thomas, VI. 23 June 2019. © Aisha-Zakiya Boyd

TORTOLA — Virgin Gorda residents have been beaming since it was announced that two of their students in the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Program — Cheryce Todman and Rakesheah Young — are the valedictorian and salutatorian at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies.

The Episcopal Church of the Virgin Islands is inviting those in the faith-based and nonprofit communities to attend a mini-summit on preparing, responding and ultimately building resilience in the face of intensifying storms.

ST. THOMAS — Requiring taxi drivers to accept credit cards, or some type of electronic payment, instead of just “cash,” has caused a rift between lawmakers bent on modernizing the local tourism product and drivers wanting to be left alone.

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A dolphinfish tagged off St. Thomas in April was recaptured in Florida on June 8 after traveling more than 1,000 miles, marking the first official documented movement of a dolphinfish from the territory to the U.S. East Coast.

The value of what the Old Testament has to say is enormous in teaching us how to recognize and live into Jesus’s promise of the more abundant life. And it is especially so in the life of David — David son of Jesse of Bethlehem around the year 1000 BCE; David the sometimes brutal, immoral and…

ST. THOMAS — Members of the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced the nomination of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner nominee Richard Evangelista to the full body for a vote.

Receptacles for used motor oil are now closed at Anna’s Retreat and the Estate Concordia bin site, and St. Croix residents are being asked to temporarily hold all used motor oil, according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority.

Five staff members from the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office were recognized Thursday at an award ceremony in Washington D.C. for their efforts following the 2017 hurricanes.

ST. THOMAS — Police have arrested a second man in connection with Sunday’s shooting on Coki Point Road.

Delays have pushed the projected opening date of St. Croix’s temporary modular hospital to May 2020, according to a news release from Luis Hospital.

ST. THOMAS — Those involved in the territory’s emergency response plan are assuring V.I. lawmakers that the Virgin Islands is better positioned now than it was in 2017.

ST. THOMAS — It remains unclear when commercial fishers in the territory will receive millions in federal disaster relief funding intended to help the industry recover from the 2017 hurricanes.

ST. THOMAS —A St. Thomas man is wanted by police in connection with a robbery that occurred at Exquisite Barbershop & Bar last month.

TORTOLA — Days after British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie intervened and asked House of Assembly Speaker Julian Willock to drop his opposition to swearing in Fourth District member-elect Mark Vanterpool, Willock brought an end to the ongoing dispute.

A 2018 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park effort to replace the fence around the Cruz Bay playground has snowballed into a complete redesign of the popular community space.

Anyone enjoying a day at Leinster Bay recently was treated to a trip back in time as a crew of donkeys, laden with bags of mortar and sand mix, made their way across the beach en route to the historic guard house, a short hike up the hill from the north shore beach.

St. John Festival activities continue with the Festival Royalty Pageant on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the old Lumberyard complex.

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she’s not in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump at this time despite a growing number of House Democrats actively pushing to begin an inquiry.