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Home Depot St. Thomas Robbed By Multiple Suspects; Firefight Breaks Out Outside Store Between Police And Assailants

ST. THOMAS -- The Home Depot store in St. Thomas was robbed by multiple suspects at about 7:00 p.m. on Saturday,...

By Staff / December 17, 2017

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Police Arrest Two Of Three Suspects Said To Be Involved In Shooting And Robbery Attempt Of Off-Duty Officer

ST. CROIX -- The V.I.P.D. in a release issued Saturday said it captured two of three suspects said to be involved...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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4 Beaches Not Safe, 4 Could Not Be Tested This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Warns

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced on Friday its "Beach Water Quality...

By Staff / December 16, 2017


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Nonprofits May Be Eligible To Receive $10,000 Grants For Projects Benefiting Community, CFVI Says

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) said Friday that community service groups should...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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With 930 Customers Reenergized Friday, WAPA Now At 60 Percent Restoration Territory-Wide

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it restored 930 customers on Friday, bringing the territory-wide...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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Police Seeking Community's Assistance In Locating 'Armed And Dangerous' Man

ST. CROIX -- The V.I.P.D. is seeking the community's assistance in locating a man wanted on second-degree...

By Staff / December 15, 2017


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Off-Duty Officer And Female Companion Injured During Robbery Attempt

ST. CROIX -- An off-duty police officer and a female companion were injured on Friday morning in a robbery...

By Staff / December 15, 2017

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Mapp Approves Bill Authorizing Single Commission For Horse Racing Industry

Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday approved one of two proposed horse racing bills, specifically Bill...

By Staff / December 15, 2017

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Seeking To Maximize Federal Financial Assistance, Mapp Meets With Over 40 Members Of His Cabinet On St. Croix

ST. CROIX --- Repairing hurricane damaged facilities, accessing federal assistance, filling critical...

By Staff / December 15, 2017


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Territory Now 59 Percent Restored, WAPA Says. Here's The Latest Update

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said on Thursday that power restoration continues to move...

By Staff / December 15, 2017

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Mapp Approves $500 Million Federal Loan Bill That Comes With Covenant-Breaking Stipulation

Governor Kenneth Mapp said on Thursday in a transmittal letter to Senate President Myron Jackson that...

By Ernice / December 15, 2017

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Mapp Vetoes Debris Burning Bill, Saying Senate Has Yet To Offer Viable Alternative

Governor Kenneth Mapp in a transmittal letter submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson on Thursday,...

By Ernice / December 15, 2017


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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4 Beaches Not Safe, 4 Could Not Be Tested This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Warns

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced on Friday its "Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program", which evaluates weekly water quality...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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Nonprofits May Be Eligible To Receive $10,000 Grants For Projects Benefiting Community, CFVI Says

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) said Friday that community service groups should submit proposals for projects that will benefit the community...

By Staff / December 16, 2017


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With 930 Customers Reenergized Friday, WAPA Now At 60 Percent Restoration Territory-Wide

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it restored 930 customers on Friday, bringing the territory-wide restoration percentage to 60. That leaves WAPA...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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Territory Now 59 Percent Restored, WAPA Says. Here's The Latest Update

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said on Thursday that power restoration continues to move forward with 59 percent of the territory reenergized as of Thursday....

By Staff / December 15, 2017


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57 Percent Of WAPA Customers Territory-Wide Now Reenergized. Here's The Latest Update

The total number of restored customers continues to increase each day, WAPA said Wednesday. The restoration is estimated at approximately 57 percent territory-wide,...

By Staff / December 14, 2017

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Here's WAPA's Latest Restoration Update

As the restoration of service continues in both districts, by WAPA Line Department personnel as well as on and off-island contractors, some customers in the following...

By Staff / December 13, 2017


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DPNR And Partners To Host 'Rock City Clean Streets' On Saturday

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has invited residents of the St. Thomas community to volunteer their services for a clean-up drive of downtown...

By Staff / December 12, 2017

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55 Percent Of Territory Now Energized, Mapp Says; 35 Percent To Go In 13 Days

Governor Kenneth Mapp announced at his Monday hurricane recovery press briefing, which the governor said would be his last weekly recovery-related press event, that...

By Staff / December 12, 2017



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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



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Mapp Approves Bill Authorizing Single Commission For Horse Racing Industry

Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday approved one of two proposed horse racing bills, specifically Bill No. 32-0092, which allows for the regulation of the horse racing...

By Staff / December 15, 2017

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Amali Krigger Crowned Mr. Incredible At UVI

ST. CROIX -- Amali Krigger, a senior computer science major, was crowned Mr. Incredible on Friday, Dec. 1, at the third Mr. Incredible contest on the Albert A. Sheen...

By Staff / December 11, 2017


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Air Curtain Incineration Of Vegetative Debris To Begin In U.S. Virgin Islands

To safely and quickly rid the islands of vegetative debris – and drive forward the hurricane recovery effort – a method of burning this debris called “air...

By Staff / December 8, 2017

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They Came For The Coconut And Left Enlightened At St. Croix's 2nd Annual Coconut Festival

ST. CROIX -- The 2nd Annual Coconut Festival, held at the Estate Bethlehem Plantation on St. Croix across from the V.I. National Guard complex, saw what organizers...

By Ernice / December 4, 2017


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The Show Goes On: Miss St. Croix Contestants Give Taste Of What's To Come At Preliminary Event

ST. CROIX -- If there's one season that can help with moving past the psychological effects of ruinous hurricanes, it's the cultural season of the territory. Weeks...

By Ernice / November 20, 2017

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USVI Diaspora In New York Invited To Attend Benefit Concert At Jay Z's 40/40 Club For Hurricane Relief

Virgin Islanders living in New York, as well as the wider New York public, have been invited to mingle, nosh and enjoy music from Virgin Islands jazz artists and others...

By Staff / October 17, 2017



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With Half A Billion Dollars For USVI At Stake, Senate Will Host Session On Thursday

With $500 million in low-interest loans already approved for the Virgin Islands Government through federal disaster relief funding, there's only one action remaining...

By Staff / November 28, 2017

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Home Depot St. Thomas Robbed By Multiple Suspects; Firefight Breaks Out Outside Store Between Police And Assailants

ST. THOMAS -- The Home Depot store in St. Thomas was robbed by multiple suspects at about 7:00 p.m. on Saturday,...

By Staff / December 17, 2017

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Police Arrest Two Of Three Suspects Said To Be Involved In Shooting And Robbery Attempt Of Off-Duty Officer

ST. CROIX -- The V.I.P.D. in a release issued Saturday said it captured two of three suspects said to be involved...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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4 Beaches Not Safe, 4 Could Not Be Tested This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Warns

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced on Friday its "Beach Water Quality...

By Staff / December 16, 2017


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Nonprofits May Be Eligible To Receive $10,000 Grants For Projects Benefiting Community, CFVI Says

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) said Friday that community service groups should...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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With 930 Customers Reenergized Friday, WAPA Now At 60 Percent Restoration Territory-Wide

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it restored 930 customers on Friday, bringing the territory-wide...

By Staff / December 16, 2017

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Police Seeking Community's Assistance In Locating 'Armed And Dangerous' Man

ST. CROIX -- The V.I.P.D. is seeking the community's assistance in locating a man wanted on second-degree...

By Staff / December 15, 2017