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The final Crucian Christmas Festival 2016-17 lineup has been determined.

Boat Parade happens today. Details are here.

Important stories this week: Child poverty, JFL’s CMS plan, Brave acts of a soldier, Neil Chesterfield, Tax refunds, Main Street project.

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Virgin Islands
St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John & BVI News
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Watch: Central High School Students Demonstrate Business Acumen At Expo

St. Croix Central High School students on Friday gathered in the facility's auditorium throughout the day for the school's...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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Annual Christmas Bird Count On St. Croix Happens Dec. 18

ST. CROIX -- On December 18, volunteers here will participate in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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Mapp Forms New Task Force In Push To Protect Public Health And Environment

ST. THOMAS -- Leaders from the private and public sectors met Friday with Governor Kenneth Mapp to discuss...

By Staff / December 10, 2016


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St. John Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Stabbing Woman To Death

ST. THOMAS -- V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois sentenced Adisa Bertrand, above, to 25 years...

By Staff / December 9, 2016

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EPA And DPNR To Continue H.H. Tire & Battery Fire Investigation This Weekend

ST. CROIX -- Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn Henry announced on Friday...

By Staff / December 9, 2016

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Atlanta Women Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Marijuana With Intent To Distribute

ST. THOMAS -- District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced on December 8, 2016, Noelle Bishopel, 27, and Sierra...

By Staff / December 9, 2016


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Ulla Muller Elementary Rolls Out Positive Behavior Initiative At Pep Rally

ST. THOMAS -- The Ulla F. Muller Elementary School rolled out its Panther PRIDE Positive Behavior Support...

By Staff / December 9, 2016

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Government Identifies Some Funds To Help J.F.L. Meet CMS Requirements, But Loan Will Be Needed To Complete Process

ST. CROIX -- The Government of the Virgin Islands has identified funds that, once approved by the Senate,...

By Ernice / December 9, 2016

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Release Of Tax Refunds In December Again In Doubt As O.M.B. Director Says Working Capital Loan Won't Close Until January

ST. CROIX -- Office of Management and Budget Director Nellon Bowry on Thursday told The Consortium that...

By Ernice / December 9, 2016


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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Annual Christmas Bird Count On St. Croix Happens Dec. 18

ST. CROIX -- On December 18, volunteers here will participate in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count, the organization's 117th annual count which...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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Three Beaches In St. Thomas Not Safe; St. Croix Results Not Yet Available

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources, in its weekly beach advisory, said that three beaches in St. Thomas were unsafe for swimming and fishing this weekend,...

By Ernice / December 10, 2016


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Rotary Mid-Isle Raises Over $7,000 For Annual Scholarship Fund

ST. CROIX -- On Sunday, November 13 the Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle held its 14th annual Motor Treasure Hunt, a fundraiser for the scholarship program. The treasure...

By Staff / December 9, 2016

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DPNR Gives 72 Hours To Remove Abandoned Vessels From Krum Bay As It Preps For Reconstruction

ST. THOMAS -- The Department of Planning and Natural Resources gave derelict vessel owners whose boats, trailers and vehicles have been abandoned at Krum Bay, 72 hours...

By Staff / December 7, 2016


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Festival Parade Registration Application And Vendor Permits Ready For Pickup

ST. CROIX -- The Crucian Christmas Festival Committee has announced that parade registration applications are now available for pickup, ahead of the festival season's...

By Staff / December 6, 2016

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Wet Weather Poses Greater Threat Of Disease To Livestock, Agriculture Commissioner Says

Department of Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said on Monday that wet weather increases the threat of diseases in livestock, and recommended that farmers fix...

By Staff / December 6, 2016


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St. Thomas Beaches Not Sampled For Safety This Week; Chenay Bay In St. Croix Not Safe

D.P.N.R. said on Friday that due to heavy rains throughout the beginning of the week, the Division of Environmental Protection did not sample St. Thomas beaches....

By Staff / December 3, 2016

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World AIDS Day Vigil Happens In St. Thomas And St. Croix Thursday

The Department of Health will be hosting World AIDS Day vigils on Thursday, happening in St. Thomas and St. Croix simultaneously, D.O.H. announced late Wednesday. World...

By Staff / November 30, 2016



USVI Ambassadors
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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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USVI Ambassadors: Rakeem Christmas

Meet St. Croix's Rakeem Christmas a current NBA Prospect and Syracuse stand out. Rakeem is fresh off of a great...

By Staff / September 1, 2015



Entertainment
Life Celebration
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Final Lineup Of Crucian Christmas Festival Released; Ky-Mani Marley To Headline Reggae Night

ST. CROIX -- The final Crucian Christmas Festival 2016-17 lineup is here, thanks to the Festival Committee. The revised list includes celebrations that begin on Sunday,...

By Staff / December 8, 2016

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With Wet Fete, Stylee Band And TGOD Entertainment Aim To Create Safe Environment For Adults To Party

ST. CROIXC -- Kylo and the Stylee Band. Whether young or old, you've heard the name of the ubiquitous St. Croix band that has been trending since 2008, and has created...

By Ernice / December 8, 2016


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St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade Set To Dazzle This Saturday As Festival Season Kicks Off In Earnest

ST. CROIX -- The St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade Committee on Wednesday announced its annual, free and heavily patronized event, the St. Croix Boat Parade, which...

By Staff / December 8, 2016

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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 he joins the cast of the nationally syndicated morning radio...

By Staff / December 7, 2016


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Take Five Art Festival Brings Dynamic Series Of Performance And Visual Art To St. Croix

ST. CROIX -- Immediately following Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, artists Rashaad Newsome, David Antonio Cruz, Kharis Kennedy, La Vaughn Belle, and Oceana James debuted...

By Ernice / December 6, 2016

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Festival Parade Registration Application And Vendor Permits Ready For Pickup

ST. CROIX -- The Crucian Christmas Festival Committee has announced that parade registration applications are now available for pickup, ahead of the festival season's...

By Staff / December 6, 2016



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Gittens Bids Farewell: 'Life Does Not End Here'

ST. CROIX -- Senator Kenneth L. Gittens through a press release on Wednesday thanked the people of of the Virgin Islands and specifically those on St. Croix who gave...

By Staff / November 23, 2016

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Watch: Central High School Students Demonstrate Business Acumen At Expo

St. Croix Central High School students on Friday gathered in the facility's auditorium throughout the day for the school's...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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Annual Christmas Bird Count On St. Croix Happens Dec. 18

ST. CROIX -- On December 18, volunteers here will participate in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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Three Beaches In St. Thomas Not Safe; St. Croix Results Not Yet Available

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources, in its weekly beach advisory, said that three beaches...

By Ernice / December 10, 2016


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Mapp Forms New Task Force In Push To Protect Public Health And Environment

ST. THOMAS -- Leaders from the private and public sectors met Friday with Governor Kenneth Mapp to discuss...

By Staff / December 10, 2016

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St. John Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Stabbing Woman To Death

ST. THOMAS -- V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois sentenced Adisa Bertrand, above, to 25 years...

By Staff / December 9, 2016

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EPA And DPNR To Continue H.H. Tire & Battery Fire Investigation This Weekend

ST. CROIX -- Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn Henry announced on Friday...

By Staff / December 9, 2016