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If A Hurricane Were To Threaten The USVI, Evacuation Of Residents Would Be Among Considerations, FEMA Administrator, Mona Barnes, Say

In Meeting With FEMA Leadership, Mapp Calls For Immediate Sheltering In Case Of Storms, Release Of Federal Funding For Home Repairs Project

VI Government Said To Owe VI Behavioral Services $4.8 Million; Court Hearing Moved To Friday

WAPA Receives 'Willful-Serious' And 'Serious' Citations in Death Of Lineman By VI OSHA

Company That Maintains VI's Wastewater Treatment Facilities Again Threatens To Leave Because Of Nonpayment

Neal Chesterfield Sentenced To 5 Years, 8 Months In Federal Prison For Involvement In Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

Following Judge Order, VI Government Is Coming Up To Date With G.E.R.S. Payments

St. Thomas Man Facing 30 Years And $1 Million Fine For Alleged Theft Of FEMA Relief Money

Mapp Travels Out Of Territory With Owners Of Limetree Bay Terminals As Announcement Of Deal With BP Draws Closer

Trump Hails Historic Meeting With Kim Jong-un As Triumphant; Denuclearization Will Begin 'Very Quickly'

Mapp Secures Release Of Some Federal Funding For Home Repairs Program Following Delay In Payments To Contractors

All Decisions Made By Former Boards Of Elections After August 1, 2017 Are Null And Void, Attorney General Opines

Island Center For The Performing Arts Reopens With Weekend Of Exceptional Performances

WAPA Director Details Plan To Utilize Federal Funding For Underground Distribution Feeders, Other Hardening Initiatives

   
   



 
Virgin Islands
St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John & BVI News
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Dept. Of Health Between Rock And Hard Place As FEMA Deducts $2.8 Million From Already Measly Budget To Build And Furnish Temporary Offices

ST. THOMAS -- Senators learned Wednesday that plans for temporary workspaces within the V.I. Department...

By Wyndi / June 21, 2018

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If A Hurricane Were To Threaten The USVI, Evacuation Of Residents Would Be Among Considerations, FEMA Administrator, Mona Barnes, Say

ST. CROIX -- During a press conference held at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's offices in Sunny...

By Ernice / June 21, 2018

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Former Port Authority Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $200K

ST. CROIX – After pleading guilty to spending more than $200,000 of public funds without authorization,...

By Wyndi / June 21, 2018


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USVI To Receive $10 Million Grant From N.O.A.A. For Fisheries Disaster Funding

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

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DPNR To Host 'Summer At Your Library' Summer Camp

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (D.P.N.R.) announced on Wednesday its first territorial...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

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Redesign Of Cyril E. King Airport To Be Unveiled And Discussed At Charrette; Community Invited To Participate

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Port Authority will unveil the new design of the Cyril E. King Airport...

By Staff / June 20, 2018


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Attorney General Decries 'Recent Trend' Of Photo-Sharing Of Accidents And Dead Bodies To Social Media

ST. THOMAS -- Attorney General Claude Walker on Tuesday held a press conference denouncing what he said...

By Ernice / June 20, 2018

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In Meeting With FEMA Leadership, Mapp Calls For Immediate Sheltering In Case Of Storms, Release Of Federal Funding For Home Repairs Project

Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership on Tuesday to discuss advancing...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

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'The Crossover', A Feature Film Being Produced In USVI, Seeking Local Actors To Join Cast

ST. THOMAS -- The Crossover, a feature film to be produced in the U.S Virgin Islands, is searching for talent...

By Staff / June 19, 2018


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Op-Ed | FEMA's William Vogel Responds To 'Erroneous' Information In Washington Post Article

Dear Virgin Islands Consortium Readers: I would like to take this opportunity to clarify a Washington...

By Staff / June 19, 2018

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Pile Of Dirt At Paul E. Joseph Stadium Site Is Part Of Construction, Coastal Systems USVI Says

ST. CROIX -- The large pile of dirt sitting on the site of the Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted,...

By Ernice / June 19, 2018

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VI Government Said To Owe VI Behavioral Services $4.8 Million; Court Hearing Moved To Friday

ST. CROIX -- With roughly two weeks remaining before the Virgin Islands Behavioral Services (V.I.B.S.)...

By Ernice / June 19, 2018


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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DPNR To Host 'Summer At Your Library' Summer Camp

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (D.P.N.R.) announced on Wednesday its first territorial summer camp dubbed "Adventure at your Library". The Adventure...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

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Redesign Of Cyril E. King Airport To Be Unveiled And Discussed At Charrette; Community Invited To Participate

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Port Authority will unveil the new design of the Cyril E. King Airport during a charrette at the University of the Virgin Islands'...

By Staff / June 20, 2018


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In Memoriam: Reverend Malcolm Harris

It is with a truly sad heart, on behalf of the entire Harris family: children, step children, siblings, grandchildren, cousins, and other family members that I announce...

By Staff / June 18, 2018

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A Bovoni Landfill Fire Is Under Control, Waste Management Says. Motorists Advised To Use Other Routes.

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority's (W.M.A.) "preserving paradise" team has advised the community that the Bovoni Landfill experienced a fire that was under...

By Staff / June 14, 2018


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Ticket To Work Program Expands To USVI To Serve People With Disabilities

The Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has expanded its services...

By Staff / June 14, 2018

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Summer Math Challenge Open To Students Completing Grades 1-8

The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Office of Curriculum and Instruction is encouraging parents of students who have completed grades 1-8 in the 2017-18...

By Staff / June 12, 2018


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U.S. Attorney’s Office and Project Safe Neighborhoods To Host Town Hall In Kirwan Terrace. It's The First Of Several Planned For Upcoming Months.

ST. THOMAS -- United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that she and federal law enforcement partners, plus members of the district’s Project...

By Staff / June 12, 2018

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WAPA Experiences Major Electrical Service Interruption In St. Thomas-St. John District; Restoration Underway (Update)

Update: WAPA told The Consortium about 7:17 a.m. that full restoration was achieved at 4:50 a.m. Original Post: ST. THOMAS -- A major electrical service interruption...

By Staff / June 11, 2018



USVI Ambassadors
Proud Diasporas (brought to you by the Dept. of Tourism)
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USVI Ambassador: Gail Jackson, The Tart Lady

Hailing from the island of St. John, Gail Jackson, a lifelong cook and baker, took her passion for culinary...

By Staff / March 24, 2018

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Watch | USVI Ambassador: R. City On Tour

Here's the latest in the Dept. of Tourism's USVI Ambassador series: R. City on tour.

By Staff / March 12, 2018

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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



Entertainment
Life Celebration
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King Of The Wing 2018 Draws Thousands; ICMC Wins Competition

ST. THOMAS -- The 9th annual King of the Wing competition took place on Saturday here, drawing thousands to Magens Bay to experience dozens of flavors of chicken....

By Amaziah / June 11, 2018

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Island Center For The Performing Arts Reopens With Weekend Of Exceptional Performances

ST. CROIX -- The Island Center for the Performing Arts came back to life this weekend with riveting performances from the Caribbean Dance School – an event described...

By Wyndi / June 11, 2018


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9th Annual King Of The Wing Contest Set For Saturday At Magens Bay

ST. THOMAS -- The 9th annual King of the Wing contest will take place Saturday on the shores of Magens Bay beach in St. Thomas, where teams will vie for bragging...

By Staff / June 8, 2018

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Watch: This Year's Virgin Islands Annual Picnic In Georgia Was Something Special

ATLANTA -- There were many familiar faces at the 11th Annual Memorial Weekend Picnic at Lenora Park in Snellville, Georgia, a Virgin Islands event attended by thousands....

By Staff / June 7, 2018


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Mango Melee Set For July 8

ST. CROIX -- Following Hurricane Maria's ravaging of St. Croix in September, the Botanical Gardens looked like someone had dropped a nuclear missile on the property;...

By Staff / May 30, 2018

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VI Consortium To Cover Atlanta-Dekalb Carnival Live During Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA -- As the world continues to shrink not in actual size, but by the advancement of technology that continues to facilitate seamless and immediate visual communication,...

By Staff / May 23, 2018



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After Unified Front On Thursday, A Shouting Match At The Legislature

ST. THOMAS -- Following a unified front on Thursday when lawmakers who make up the 32nd Legislature overrode multiple of Governor Kenneth Mapp's vetoes, the senators...

By Staff / June 17, 2018

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Dept. Of Health Between Rock And Hard Place As FEMA Deducts $2.8 Million From Already Measly Budget To Build And Furnish Temporary Offices

ST. THOMAS -- Senators learned Wednesday that plans for temporary workspaces within the V.I. Department...

By Wyndi / June 21, 2018

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If A Hurricane Were To Threaten The USVI, Evacuation Of Residents Would Be Among Considerations, FEMA Administrator, Mona Barnes, Say

ST. CROIX -- During a press conference held at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's offices in Sunny...

By Ernice / June 21, 2018

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Former Port Authority Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $200K

ST. CROIX – After pleading guilty to spending more than $200,000 of public funds without authorization,...

By Wyndi / June 21, 2018


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USVI To Receive $10 Million Grant From N.O.A.A. For Fisheries Disaster Funding

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

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DPNR To Host 'Summer At Your Library' Summer Camp

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (D.P.N.R.) announced on Wednesday its first territorial...

By Staff / June 20, 2018

16 Comments

Redesign Of Cyril E. King Airport To Be Unveiled And Discussed At Charrette; Community Invited To Participate

ST. THOMAS -- The Virgin Islands Port Authority will unveil the new design of the Cyril E. King Airport...

By Staff / June 20, 2018