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'He Died Waiting': Grieving Widow Says Dept. of Labor Owes Deceased Husband $20,000, and B.I.R. Has…

Ernice Gilbert | May 03, 2021

ST. CROIX — Jason Connor had struggled for years with his health even as he continued to provide for his family, including his wife, Kathleen McGuire. His first surgery took place at the University of Miami after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, when Mr. Connor was placed on a Jetblue flight used to transport displaced Virgin Islanders to Florida. Since then, Mr. Connor, who passed on February 9, 2021, had made twenty trips to the hospital for health reasons. His health condition, however, did not suppress his work ethic, as Mr. Connor continued working in the construction field. In 2020, he was laid off and he immediately filed for unemployment benefits from the Covid-19 federal programs and for his regular payments, hoping to buffer his wife's salary even as he continued to seek medical attention. However, the Dept. of Labor, blaming…

Happy Valentine's: An Evening of Conscious Love Sounds…

Kia Griffith | February 14, 2021

Local artists Kenya Eugene and Francillia filled the audience at Serenity's Nest, a facility owned by…

Magens Bay Becomes First Beach in Territory With Walkway…

Kyle Murphy | January 20, 2021

ST. THOMAS — In October, the 33rd Legislature passed a bill that would help make beaches more accessible…

USVI Student Wins UK Government's Prestigious Marshall…

Staff Consortium | December 09, 2020

For the first time in the history of the program, a U.S. Virgin Islands student won the UK Government’s…