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Senate Committee Approves Coastal Zoning Permits

ST. JOHN -- The Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management & Planning, chaired by Sen....

By Staff / July 20, 2017

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23-Year-Old Says She Reported A Police Officer Still Employed With V.I.P.D. Who Wanted To Molest Her; V.I.P.D. To Look Into Claim

ST. CROIX -- A St. Croix woman who now lives on the U.S. mainland caused a stir over the past few days...

By Ernice / July 20, 2017

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Clayton Laurent, Jr. Prepares for August 19th Pro Debut Against Wayman Carter

ST. THOMAS -- All roads lead to Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center on Saturday, August 19 for the first...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017


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Trump Initiative Changes Name Of V.I. National Park To 'Caribbean National Parks', Upsetting Local Leaders

ST. JOHN -- Senate President Myron Jackson on Wednesday encouraged concerned residents to attend a public...

By Staff / July 19, 2017

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Hams Bluff Double Homicide Of Officers: V.I.P.D. 'Fully Prepared' To Move Forward With Case

Police Commissioner Delroy Richards on Wednesday said that the V.I.P.D. is ready to move forward with...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017

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St. Croix Has Only 8 Cruise Ships Scheduled For Remainder Of 2017; 14 From Jan. To Aug. 2018

ST. CROIX -- A document provided to the media on Wednesday showing ships scheduled to berth at the Ann E. Ambramson...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017


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Mapp Will Soon Announce Winsbut McFarland As Territorial Chief Of Police

Governor Kenneth Mapp will soon announce Winsbut McFarland, currently chief of police on St. Croix, as the USVI's...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017

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Man Shot At Canegata Ballpark Tuesday Night; V.I.P.D. Investigating Leads

ST. CROIX -- A man survived after being shot in the thigh on Tuesday night at the Canegata Ballpark in Gallows...

By Staff / July 19, 2017

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Weather System Don Loses Tropical Storm Strength, But Carries Thunderstorms

Even though former tropical storm Don has weakened after crossing the Windward Islands and is not expected...

By Staff / July 19, 2017


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Police Searching For Black Toyota Corolla Said To Have Struck And Killed 47-Year-Old Woman Tuesday Night

ST. CROIX -- Police are in search of a black Toyota Corolla that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman...

By Staff / July 19, 2017

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Police Make Arrest In Stabbing-Related Homicide

ST. THOMAS -- The V.I.P.D. today said that it arrested a man said to have stabbed another man to death. Recounting...

By Ernice / July 18, 2017

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Knife-Wielding 54-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Chasing Lover Into Police Station

ST. THOMAS -- Police on Monday arrested a 54-year-old woman after she chased her male lover into a police...

By Staff / July 18, 2017


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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5 Beaches In St. Thomas-St. John District Not Safe This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Warns

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources on Friday advised residents that five beaches were unsafe for swimming or fishing this weekend, because they exceeded...

By Staff / July 15, 2017

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WAPA Utility Payments Will No Longer Be Accepted At Scotiabank As Of End Of July

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director Julio A. Rhymer, Sr. on Monday advised the public that after July 28, 2017, utility payments can no longer...

By Staff / July 10, 2017


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Findings Of Archaeological Investigations At Estate Bethlehem Old Works To Be Presented Thursday

ST. CROIX -- A lecture to divulge the findings of archaeological investigations at the Estate Bethlehem Old Works, a sugar plantation which operated from the...

By Staff / July 10, 2017

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In Memoriam: Phillip Gilbert, Father Of VI Consortium Founder

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved father, protector, provider and friend, 72-year-old Phillip Gilbert of Thibaud, Dominica, formerly...

By Staff / July 8, 2017


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5 Beaches Not Safe This Weekend, DPNR Warns

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said on Friday that five of the 37 beaches it tested between July 3-7, were not safe for swimming and fishing, because...

By Staff / July 7, 2017

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Service Interruption Scheduled for Friday Morning Small Section of St. Thomas Feeder 7D – Frydendahl, Coki Point Areas

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has scheduled service interruption to a small section of St. Thomas feeder 7D on Friday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m....

By Staff / July 7, 2017


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WAPA No Longer Accepting Applications For Net Metering In STT-STJ District

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority advises the public that it will no longer accept new applications for net metering in the St. Thomas - St. John...

By Staff / July 1, 2017

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All Beaches Cleared As Safe For Long Holiday Weekend

Those looking to head to the beach this weekend in the USVI will find many choices to choose from, as the Department of Planning and Natural Resources on Friday...

By Staff / June 30, 2017



USVI Ambassadors
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Watch: USVI Ambassador Danielle Hawkins

Fashion editor and stylist Danielle Hawkins is steadily becoming known as one of the industries go-to...

By Staff / January 10, 2017

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Watch: Meet USVI Ambassador DJ Jahlion Sound

Hailing from St. Croix USVI, DJ Jahlion Sound has become a household name across the U.S. Every morning...

By Staff / December 7, 2016

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Video: Yvette Thomas-Henry, USVI Ambassador

In 2015, Yvette Thomas-Henry found her way into the history books after becoming the first female African...

By Staff / October 10, 2016


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USVI Ambassadors: Rashawn Ross

St. Thomas' Rashawn Ross is living his dream. The trumpeter began his journey as a musician in the 3rd grade...

By Staff / September 1, 2015

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USVI Ambassadors: Desiree Foy-Fisher

"As de Old People Would Say" is a picturesque collection of Caribbean proverbs that are witty, entertaining...

By Staff / September 1, 2015

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USVI Ambassadors: Washington, D.C.

The USVI Department of Tourism hit the road recently to continue to spread the word about the territory...

By Staff / September 1, 2015



Entertainment
Life Celebration
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Mango Melee Video Brings Over 1 Million Positive Views To Territory In One Week

ST. CROIX -- In one week, a Consortium video showing of the annual Mango Melee mango eating competition -- which took place on July 9 at the Botanical Garden in St. George...

By Staff / July 16, 2017

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Noise Reduction Bill Affecting Nightclubs, Cars, Music At Public Facilities Overcomes First Hurdle

ST. CROIX -- Senator Novelle Francis, after introducing a measure aimed at controlling noise in the territory in July 2016, on Wednesday brought the measure before...

By Ernice / July 13, 2017


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Hundreds Turn Out For Yet Another Successful Mango Melee

ST. CROIX -- Never an event to disappoint, this year's Mango Melee affair, held annually at the Botanical Garden in St. George, brought hundreds -- if not well over...

By Staff / July 10, 2017

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Watch: Videos From This Year's Festival Village And Parade Events In St. John

The smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands knows how to party. Watch.

By Staff / July 6, 2017


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Watch: St. John Is The Place To Be As Festivities Come To A Close Tuesday

ST. JOHN -- The place to be if you're in the Virgin Islands on July 4th is St. John, whose festivities come to an end tonight with Festival Village performances...

By Staff / July 4, 2017

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St. John Festival Set To Dazzle With Major Caribbean Artists

ST. JOHN -- The smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John, comes alive throughout the month of June and into early July, for the island's annual festival,...

By Staff / June 16, 2017



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It's Over: Janelle Sarauw Is Sworn In As 15th Senator Of 32nd Legislature

ST. THOMAS -- After what seemed as a never-ending battle between Janelle Sarauw and Kevin Rodriquez to fill the 15th seat of the 32nd Legislature, Ms. Sarauw on Friday...

By Staff / July 14, 2017

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Senate Committee Approves Coastal Zoning Permits

ST. JOHN -- The Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management & Planning, chaired by Sen....

By Staff / July 20, 2017

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23-Year-Old Says She Reported A Police Officer Still Employed With V.I.P.D. Who Wanted To Molest Her; V.I.P.D. To Look Into Claim

ST. CROIX -- A St. Croix woman who now lives on the U.S. mainland caused a stir over the past few days...

By Ernice / July 20, 2017

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Clayton Laurent, Jr. Prepares for August 19th Pro Debut Against Wayman Carter

ST. THOMAS -- All roads lead to Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center on Saturday, August 19 for the first...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017


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Trump Initiative Changes Name Of V.I. National Park To 'Caribbean National Parks', Upsetting Local Leaders

ST. JOHN -- Senate President Myron Jackson on Wednesday encouraged concerned residents to attend a public...

By Staff / July 19, 2017

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Hams Bluff Double Homicide Of Officers: V.I.P.D. 'Fully Prepared' To Move Forward With Case

Police Commissioner Delroy Richards on Wednesday said that the V.I.P.D. is ready to move forward with...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017

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St. Croix Has Only 8 Cruise Ships Scheduled For Remainder Of 2017; 14 From Jan. To Aug. 2018

ST. CROIX -- A document provided to the media on Wednesday showing ships scheduled to berth at the Ann E. Ambramson...

By Ernice / July 19, 2017