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St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John & BVI News
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Three Beaches In St. Thomas, Two In St. Croix, Not Safe This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Says

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced today that while most of the 33 beaches it examined...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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CFVI Accepting Applications For The Next Generation Scholars Program

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the acceptance of applications for the Next...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Public Invited To View Solar Eclipse At NASA’s Official Location At UVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands will experience a solar eclipse during the mid-afternoon on Monday, Aug. 21. The Moon...

By Staff / August 18, 2017


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Mapp Nominates Elizabeth Armstrong And Hubert Turnbull To WAPA Board

If all goes well, current Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority board chair Elizabeth Armstrong, above,...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Power Restoration Efforts Continue On St. Croix; Rain And Wind Cause Of Outages, WAPA Says

ST. CROIX  -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Thursday said work to restore power to the island...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Carambola Resort Employees Thwart Armed Robbery Attempt

ST. CROIX -- An armed robbery attempt on Thursday morning at the Carambola Beach Resort and Spa was thwarted...

By Staff / August 18, 2017


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Mapp Wants $9 Million More For Paul E. Joseph Stadium Development And Other F'Sted Projects

ST. CROIX -- Governor Kenneth Mapp has asked the Legislature to authorize and appropriate an additional...

By Ernice / August 18, 2017

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An Outpouring Of Love In Grove Place As Hundreds Turn Out For Serieux Family Candlelight Vigil And March

ST. CROIX -- It was described by Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarland as the worst crime to ever...

By Ernice / August 18, 2017

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Watch: Candlelight Vigil And March For Lyana Serieux And Sons

Watch our coverage of a candlelight vigil and march being held for Lyana Serieux and her two sons.

By Ernice / August 17, 2017


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Invest 91 L Becomes Tropical Depression 9; Weather System To Remain South Of Territory

Invest 91 L became tropical depression Nine earlier today as it continues to trek westward toward the Lesser...

By Staff / August 17, 2017

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CFVI Awards $150,000 In Academic Scholarships And Summer Grants To VI Students

Sponsored by First Bank VI, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) hosted its annual awards...

By Staff / August 17, 2017

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National Hurricane Center Tracking Three Systems In The Atlantic

Historically, September has been the most active month during the hurricane season. But multiple weather...

By Staff / August 17, 2017


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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Three Beaches In St. Thomas, Two In St. Croix, Not Safe This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Says

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced today that while most of the 33 beaches it examined this week for water quality passed the test, five...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Power Restoration Efforts Continue On St. Croix; Rain And Wind Cause Of Outages, WAPA Says

ST. CROIX  -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Thursday said work to restore power to the island of St. Croix would continue until all areas are restored....

By Staff / August 18, 2017


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Over 14,000 St. Croix WAPA Customers Lose Power Following Christiansted Power Plant Breakdown (Update)

Update: At about 12:13 a.m. Thursday, WAPA said service to all affected customers on St. Croix had been fully restored. Original Story: ST. CROIX -- At 11:17...

By Staff / August 17, 2017

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Candlelight Peace March And Call To Action Planned For Thursday In Honor Of Lyana Serieux And Two Sons

ST. CROIX -- The family of Lyana Serieux along with community activists have planned what is being called a candlelight peace march and call to action for Thursday,...

By Staff / August 16, 2017


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WAPA To Make Emergency Repairs On St. Thomas Feeder 7:00 A.M. This Morning

A WAPA line department crew will make emergency repairs on a portion of Feeder 7A beginning at 7 a.m. today (Sunday, August 13), according to the semiautonomous...

By Staff / August 13, 2017

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These Are The Areas Still Without Power On St. Croix As Of Wednesday Morning, According To WAPA

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday morning issued a release with a list of areas on St. Croix still without power, following Monday night's...

By Staff / August 9, 2017


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Personnel Announces Entrance Exams For Police And Corrections Officers

The Division of Personnel in accordance with Virgin Islands Code announced on Tuesday entrance exams for police and corrections officers territory-wide. According...

By Staff / August 9, 2017

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WAPA Continues Power Restoration Efforts Territory-Wide Following Thunderstorm

In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said work to restore power in various communities territory-wide that were affected...

By Staff / August 8, 2017



USVI Ambassadors
Proud Diasporas (brought to you by the Dept. of Tourism)
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In Stinging Blow To USVI, S&P Further Downgrades Territory's Matching Fund And Gross Receipt Tax Bonds

In roughly 24 hours following Fitch's downgrade of the territory's bonds and its issuance of a negative...

By Ernice / August 16, 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



Entertainment
Life Celebration
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'King Of The Wing' Donates Over $60,000 To Junior Achievement Of The Virgin Islands

ST. THOMAS -- The check presentation ceremony for the eighth annual King of the Wing contest (K.O.W.) was held on Wednesday morning at the Charles W. Turnbull Regional...

By Staff / August 10, 2017

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Shamari Haynes Gets St. Croix In Mood Of Carnival With Costumes Debut Showcase

ST. CROIX -- A mood of anticipation engulfed Fort Frederik during the late hours of Saturday night and the wee hours of Sunday morning. There, beautiful women, many...

By Ernice / July 24, 2017


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Watch: Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe Displays Eight Costumes

Shamari Haynes and Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe Inc. displayed eight carnival costume designs for the 2017-18 Crucian Carnival season at Fort Frederik in the wee hours...

By Staff / July 23, 2017

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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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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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Three Beaches In St. Thomas, Two In St. Croix, Not Safe This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Says

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced today that while most of the 33 beaches it examined...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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CFVI Accepting Applications For The Next Generation Scholars Program

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the acceptance of applications for the Next...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Public Invited To View Solar Eclipse At NASA’s Official Location At UVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands will experience a solar eclipse during the mid-afternoon on Monday, Aug. 21. The Moon...

By Staff / August 18, 2017


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Mapp Nominates Elizabeth Armstrong And Hubert Turnbull To WAPA Board

If all goes well, current Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority board chair Elizabeth Armstrong, above,...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Power Restoration Efforts Continue On St. Croix; Rain And Wind Cause Of Outages, WAPA Says

ST. CROIX  -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Thursday said work to restore power to the island...

By Staff / August 18, 2017

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Carambola Resort Employees Thwart Armed Robbery Attempt

ST. CROIX -- An armed robbery attempt on Thursday morning at the Carambola Beach Resort and Spa was thwarted...

By Staff / August 18, 2017