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St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John & BVI News
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Watch: Karibbean Kuts Founder On Services Offered, Reason For Expansion

Carlos Martinez, the co-founder of Karibbean Kuts, talks about the services his barbershop offers, the reason...

By Staff / January 15, 2017

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Karibbean Kuts, Where A Good Laugh Is Always Available, Expands Operation

ST. CROIX -- In a time when businesses are shuttering their doors because of growing expenses and dwindling...

By Ernice / January 15, 2017

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Rivera-O'Reilly Assails Local Paper For Allegedly Engaging In 'Media Terrorism,' Challenges Overall Media To Examine Role In Society

ST. CROIX -- In a press release issued late Saturday, veteran lawmaker and vice president of the 32nd...

By Staff / January 15, 2017


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CFVI Awards AT&T STEM Grants To Public School Educators In Territory

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is awarding nearly $28,000 in grants to support...

By Ernice / January 14, 2017

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Man Who Kidnapped Girlfriend And Assaulted Her With Fist And Tan Tan Tree Stick On The Loose

ST. CROIX -- V.I.P.D. officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried...

By Staff / January 14, 2017

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USVI Ambassadors Producer Debuts New Culinary Series With USVI Chefs Saturday

Netfa Romain of JNR Media Solutions, creator of “USVI Ambassadors with Netfa Romain,” is introducing...

By Staff / January 14, 2017


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St. Croix Democrats Reject Mapp's Five-Year Plan, Fail To Introduce Alternative

ST. CROIX -- St. Croix Senate Democrats late Friday responded to Governor Kenneth Mapp following a press...

By Ernice / January 14, 2017

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Millin Young: 'Practice Of Irresponsible Spending And Wastefulness Cannot Continue'

ST. CROIX -- Today, the Virgin Islands has reached the end of the road, according to Senator Janette...

By Ernice / January 13, 2017

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Watch: Mapp On Market's Refusal Of The Territory's Bonds And Immediate Steps The Government Must Take

During a press conference held at Government House on St. Croix today, Governor kenneth Mapp revealed...

By Staff / January 13, 2017


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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CFVI Awards AT&T STEM Grants To Public School Educators In Territory

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is awarding nearly $28,000 in grants to support a variety of STEM programs and projects within the public schools,...

By Ernice / January 14, 2017

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Four Beaches On St. Croix, Two In St. John, Not Safe This Weekend

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources on Friday issued its weekly beach advisory, revealing that six beaches territory-wide were unsafe for swimming and fishing...

By Staff / January 14, 2017


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Deadline To Register Troupes For Parade Is Today; Fail To Register And Your Troupe Will Be Barred From Participation

ST. CROIX -- Troupe owners looking to participate in the Crucian Christmas Festival 2016-17 parade activities set for January 6 and 7, will be barred from participating...

By Staff / January 3, 2017

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WAPA Announces St. Thomas Emergency Water Service Interruption and Roadway Closure For Savan Area Residents

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority announces an emergency road closure and water service interruption for customers in the Savan area on Thursday,...

By Staff / December 29, 2016


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Shoy's And Chenay Bay Not Safe This Weekend, D.P.NR. Says; St. Thomas Not Sampled

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources, through its weekly beach advisory issued on Friday, made known that two beaches on St. Croix were designated as unsafe...

By Staff / December 24, 2016

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Mapp Celebeates With Herbitt Gregg Home For The Aged Residents At Christmas Party

ST. CROIX -- Governor Kenneth Mapp gave opening remarks and enjoyed festivities at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged Christmas Party, Government House has made...

By Staff / December 23, 2016


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All Public Schools Territory-Wide To Dismiss At Noon On Friday

The Virgin Islands Department of Education announced today that all public schools will be dismissed at 12 p.m. on Friday for the holiday break. School will resume...

By Staff / December 22, 2016

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High Winds Causing Outages On St. Croix; WAPA Restores Feeder 7A In St. Thomas

The high winds of the last few days have caused on-again, off-again electrical service interruptions across portions of St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Water and Power...

By Staff / December 20, 2016



USVI Ambassadors
Proud Diasporas (brought to you by the Dept. of Tourism)
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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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Caribbean Queen Is Four for Four Following Win At Crucian Festival Calypso Monarch

ST. CROIX -- Temisha Libert, known in the Calypso world as Caribbean Queen, breezed to victory during this year's Calypso Monarch competition in St. Croix on Thursday,...

By Staff / January 9, 2017

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Watch: 2016-17 Crucian Festival Videos And Pictures In One Place

The Consortium uploaded hundreds of 2016-17 Crucian Festival videos and pictures in recent days, so to save you the hassle of trying to find them all, we've included...

By Staff / January 9, 2017


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Crucian Festival 2016-17 One For The History Books

ST. CROIX -- The buzz is strong. In various segments of the St. Croix community -- and on every social media platform -- locals have been praising the 2016-17 Crucian...

By Ernice / January 9, 2017

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At Festival Village Opening, Mapp Talks Changes, Expansion

ST. CROIX -- Governor Kenneth Mapp spoke at the opening of the Crucian Christmas Festival Village on Thursday, as has become custom for governors. At the event -- which...

By Ernice / December 30, 2016


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Asa Bantan, Triple Kay, Nikki Brooks, Fusion Band And More On J'ouvert Morning Route Free Of Charge

ST. CROIX -- There will be about four to five j'ouvert morning band troupes on the road this carnival, at first glance leaving revelers with little options to join...

By Ernice / December 28, 2016

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Netfa Romain, Creator Of USVI Ambassadors, Launches New Documentary

V.I. Ambassadors director and producer Netfa Romain is set to unveil his latest project “Passing the Torch: The Next Generations of VI Jazz Masters,” which explores...

By Staff / December 27, 2016



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St. Croix Democrats Reject Mapp's Five-Year Plan, Fail To Introduce Alternative

ST. CROIX -- St. Croix Senate Democrats late Friday responded to Governor Kenneth Mapp following a press conference the territory's leader held on the urgent need...

By Ernice / January 14, 2017

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Watch: Karibbean Kuts Founder On Services Offered, Reason For Expansion

Carlos Martinez, the co-founder of Karibbean Kuts, talks about the services his barbershop offers, the reason...

By Staff / January 15, 2017

3 Comments

Karibbean Kuts, Where A Good Laugh Is Always Available, Expands Operation

ST. CROIX -- In a time when businesses are shuttering their doors because of growing expenses and dwindling...

By Ernice / January 15, 2017

16 Comments

Rivera-O'Reilly Assails Local Paper For Allegedly Engaging In 'Media Terrorism,' Challenges Overall Media To Examine Role In Society

ST. CROIX -- In a press release issued late Saturday, veteran lawmaker and vice president of the 32nd...

By Staff / January 15, 2017


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CFVI Awards AT&T STEM Grants To Public School Educators In Territory

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is awarding nearly $28,000 in grants to support...

By Ernice / January 14, 2017

5 Comments

Man Who Kidnapped Girlfriend And Assaulted Her With Fist And Tan Tan Tree Stick On The Loose

ST. CROIX -- V.I.P.D. officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried...

By Staff / January 14, 2017

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USVI Ambassadors Producer Debuts New Culinary Series With USVI Chefs Saturday

Netfa Romain of JNR Media Solutions, creator of “USVI Ambassadors with Netfa Romain,” is introducing...

By Staff / January 14, 2017