Marriot Resort in St. Thomas set to reopen in early 2020

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — Big news for the hotel and tourism industry in the Virgin Islands. The Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriot Beach Resort on track to open in the next two years. The resort which sits at the corner of the busy harbour in St. Thomas has been closed since last years’ storms and […]

Students at Eulalie Rivera Elementary School return to the classroom

Aishah Mutidi put three children through school. Now she’s the caregiver for a bright young girl just starting sixth grade at Eulalie Rivera Elementary. “I’m very serious about the kids and learning because I know the learning process is very, very serious,” Mutidi said. Due to on-going construction from last year’s hurricanes and delays with modular […]

Plaskett, V.I. teacher’s union leaders in D.C. pushing for school recovery funding

Top lawmakers on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Thursday are hearing from teachers affected by Hurricanes Maria in Irma. They’re demanding more money from Congress and less restrictions over that money to help rebuild the islands schools. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and leaders from the American Federation of Teachers covering all corners […]

Plaskett, Pelosi lead fight for more hurricane recovery funding

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused a combined $140 billion in damage across the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the southern United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s why Friday, top Democrats from those areas are demanding more help from Washington. “We have a moral obligation to do better not only […]

Facing the storm, one island to another

Michael Colon walks the weeded path that used to lead to his farm of over 20 years. Hurricane Maria turned it upside down. “After Maria the place become like this,” Colon said. Colon lost not only his farm, but his car. It left him without an income and without a way to get around the island. “I […]

Clinton, Bloomberg bring solar energy to the territory

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — A big announcement for the Virgin Islands and for the people at the Family Resource Center in St. Thomas. They said this could completely change the way they do their work. “It’s going to save us a lot of money,” Viviane St. Juste the Executive Director at the Family Resource Center […]

Rep. Plaskett leads Congressional delegation on recovery tour

US Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-At Large) helped lead a Democratic group of her colleagues, including House Minority Leader and Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), on a tour of St. Thomas and St. John. They visited Myrah Keating Health Center, Caneel Bay, Schneider Regional Medical Center and the WAPA Harley Power […]

Israeli Ambassador makes historic visit, donates to local organization

22-year-old Deandra Wheatley started at a carpentry school in St. Thomas. After a field trip with My Brothers Workshop, a non profit on Island, she learned to use her skills to give back. “Building bridge, stairs, tables,” Wheatley added. Now she is helping with their next project rebuilding Little Blossom Daycare in Smith Bay. Jenny […]