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St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John & BVI News
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Senate To Trim Its Budget Following Challenge From Mapp

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp on Wednesday responded to a sudden rebuke of his administration by...

By Ernice / March 23, 2017

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Female Foils Burglary Attempt By Two Male Suspects; Police Seize 4 Weapons Including AK-47

ST. CROIX -- A burglary attempt on Tuesday by two male suspects was foiled by the female victim, V.I.P.D....

By Staff / March 23, 2017

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Man Arrested For Shooting, Killing Neighbor's Dog With Pellet Gun

ST. CROIX -- Police on Tuesday arrested a man for shooting a neighbor's dog with a pellet gun, leading...

By Staff / March 23, 2017


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Sin Taxes Now Law

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp on Wednesday signed five bills into law, among them key elements...

By Ernice / March 23, 2017

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Watch: Mapp On Taking A Pay Cut

By Staff / March 22, 2017

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Mapp On Cutting His Salary: 'That's Above My Pay Grade'

ST. THOMAS -- At a press conference held at Government House on this island, where Governor Kenneth Mapp...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017


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Mapp Administration To Release $20 Million In Tax Refunds

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp shared some good news at a press conference held here on Wednesday:...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017

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Mapp Says Government Will Not Furlough Or Reduce Hours Of Gov't Employees; Strategy To Be Reassessed In June

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp sought to strike a positive tone during a press conference held at Government...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017

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Video Showing Reaction Inside Cockpit During Deadly Shooting Emerges

ST. CROIX -- A video showing the chaotic scene inside the Estate Glynn Cockpit during the shooting outside...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017


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Limetree Bay Contractors Bringing Employees From Puerto Rico Instead Of Hiring Locals, Senator Rivera-O'Reilly Says

ST. THOMAS -- Limetree Bay Terminals has represented to many senators and Governor Kenneth Mapp, a bright...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017

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The Rising Cost Of Food And Gas Takes Center Stage At Senate Hearing

ST. THOMAS -- Rising food and gas prices, the establishment of processing plants on both St. Thomas and St. Croix,...

By Donna / March 22, 2017

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Thirty-One St. Thomas Police Officers Receive Rank Promotions; Mapp Repeats Pledge To Hire 100 Additional Officers

ST. THOMAS -- Thirty-one additional members of the Virgin Islands Police Department stood proudly before...

By Donna / March 22, 2017


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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Here Is The Official List Of Centennial Events

The 100th anniversary of Transfer Day is upon us, and the territory will be commemorating the milestone with a myriad of events throughout the islands. Below is the definitive...

By Staff / March 21, 2017

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Coral Bay Community Council Receives Grants To Reduce Storm-Water Sediments

ST. JOHN -- The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) announced on Monday that it received a $68,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Coral...

By Staff / March 21, 2017


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Three Beaches Not Safe For Swimming And Fishing This Weekend, D.P.N.R. Says

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced Friday that while most of the territory's beaches that it tested met conditions safe for swimming and fishing,...

By Staff / March 18, 2017

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St. Patrick's Day Parade Takes Over Christiansted Town Saturday; Parking Restrictions Announced

ST. CROIX -- In anticipation of the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to be held tomorrow, the Virgin Islands Police Department has issued a press release...

By Donna / March 17, 2017


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WAPA Faces Generation Capacity Shortage On St. Thomas Resulting From Fuel Line Leak

ST. THOMAS -- A series of events involving WAPA’s generating units on Thursday has left the Randolph Harley power plant without adequate generation capacity to meet...

By Staff / March 16, 2017

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Portions Of St. Thomas Without Potable Water Service Due To New Leaks On Water Mains On Moravian Highway And Savan, WAPA Says

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Monday announced that areas of St. Thomas which experienced potable water service interruptions on Sunday,...

By Staff / March 13, 2017


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D.P.N.R. Anticipates Storm-Water Runoff At Territory's Beaches

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (D.P.N.R.) announced Friday that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection anticipates...

By Staff / March 11, 2017

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Talk Of Collapsed Roof At Elena Christian Is false, D.O.E. Says, Alfredo Andrews Resumes Today

ST. CROIX -- A rumor that circulated Wednesday on social media and on some broadcast media outlets of a roof collapse at Elena Christian Jr. High School due to heavy...

By Staff / March 9, 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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Six To Vie For Miss UVI On April 8

ST. CROIX -- The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association announced on Tuesday its 37th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition, to be held...

By Staff / March 21, 2017

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Thousands Descend On Downtown Christiansted For 48th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

ST. CROIX -- Thousands of people dressed in different shades of green lined the streets of Christiansted on Saturday, in celebration of the island’s 48th Annual...

By Donna / March 19, 2017


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And Here's An Overload Of Pictures Of The Parade

All pictures were shot by Irene Ali Photography for The Virgin Islands Consortium.

By Staff / March 19, 2017

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USVI Artist Rudy Live To Perform At South By Southwest, Drops New Soca Title

This weekend Austin, Texas will continue playing host to one of the state’s biggest parties and Virgin Islands very own Rudy Live is among the entertainers who will...

By Staff / March 18, 2017


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St. Patrick's Day Parade Takes Over Christiansted Town Saturday; Parking Restrictions Announced

ST. CROIX -- In anticipation of the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to be held tomorrow, the Virgin Islands Police Department has issued a press release...

By Donna / March 17, 2017

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St. Thomas Carnival Village Admission Fee Is $5 Per Night, Children 13 And Younger Get In Free

ST. THOMAS -- Eventgoers looking to attend St. Thomas Carnival Village activities this year will be asked to pay an admission fee of $5 nightly, Halvor Hart, executive...

By Ernice / March 8, 2017



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Mapp On Cutting His Salary: 'That's Above My Pay Grade'

ST. THOMAS -- At a press conference held at Government House on this island, where Governor Kenneth Mapp spoke about steps his administration has been taking to offset...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017

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Senate To Trim Its Budget Following Challenge From Mapp

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp on Wednesday responded to a sudden rebuke of his administration by...

By Ernice / March 23, 2017

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Female Foils Burglary Attempt By Two Male Suspects; Police Seize 4 Weapons Including AK-47

ST. CROIX -- A burglary attempt on Tuesday by two male suspects was foiled by the female victim, V.I.P.D....

By Staff / March 23, 2017

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Man Arrested For Shooting, Killing Neighbor's Dog With Pellet Gun

ST. CROIX -- Police on Tuesday arrested a man for shooting a neighbor's dog with a pellet gun, leading...

By Staff / March 23, 2017


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Sin Taxes Now Law

ST. THOMAS -- Governor Kenneth Mapp on Wednesday signed five bills into law, among them key elements...

By Ernice / March 23, 2017

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Watch: Mapp On Taking A Pay Cut

By Staff / March 22, 2017

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Mapp On Cutting His Salary: 'That's Above My Pay Grade'

ST. THOMAS -- At a press conference held at Government House on this island, where Governor Kenneth Mapp...

By Ernice / March 22, 2017