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Invisible People: Territory's Homeless Population Neared 500 At Last Count

Robert Moore | January 17, 2020

They are often unseen, living in the shadows of daily life. But we know they are there: the homeless in the Virgin Islands.  As of two years ago — the last official count — there were nearly 500 homeless men, women and children living in the territory, according to Gov. Albert Bryan. Whether that number is higher or lower today is unknown. The impact of mental illness on homelessness, however, is clear.  According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, serious mental illness disrupts people's ability to perform the basic functions of life, such as obtaining and managing a household. It may also prevent people from building healthy, stable relationships with others, and often prevents them from acting in a rational manner. In 2018, the Virgin Islands Continuum of Care, a project of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…

HUD Appoints Federal Financial Monitor to Oversee…

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday announced Robert…

A 15-Year-Old Girl Tried to Swim From Jeffery Epstein's…

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2020

The crimes committed by now-deceased billionaire Jeffery Epstein and his associates right here in the…

VI Consortium's Coverage of Caribbean News Starts…

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — The Virgin Islands Consortium will commence its coverage of Caribbean news beginning…

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V.I. Loses Latest Round in Excise Tax Legal Battle

Robert Moore | December 16, 2019

The Government of the Virgin Islands and Bureau of Internal Revenue lost another round in the high-stakes federal lawsuit over the constitutionality of the territory’s excise tax.  U.S. District C...

Melinda Charles Receives Eagle Rising Award

Staff Consortium | December 09, 2019

  Chief Warrant Officer 2 Melinda Charles on Saturday received the Eagle Rising Award for her leadership and dedication contributed to Virgin Islands National Guard Association, the V.I. National Gu...

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