Man Shot Dead Outside Bakery in Broad Daylight

Staff Consortium | January 18, 2020 14

Last updated at 5:30 p.m. ST. CROIX — A young man was shot to death outside the Thomas Bakery in Castle Coakley near Sunny Isle Saturday afternoon,...

Seaview to Close Residential Units in Two Weeks; D.H.S. Working With Facility to Relocate Patients

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2020

ST. THOMAS — The Consortium on Thursday learned that the Seaview Nursing Home, facing a myriad of issues from an aging facility to financial constra...

Invisible People: Territory's Homeless Population Neared 500 At Last Count

Robert Moore | January 17, 2020

They are often unseen, living in the shadows of daily life. But we know they are there: the homeless in the Virgin Islands.  As of two years ago —...

HUD Appoints Federal Financial Monitor to Oversee U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Funds

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2020 3

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday announced Robert M. Couch as the Federal Financial Monitor to ov...

Juli Campbell Sentenced to 14 Months in Jail, Ordered to Pay $179,033 in Restitution

Ernice Gilbert | January 16, 2020 4

ST. CROIX — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that Juli Campbell was sentenced to...

A 15-Year-Old Girl Tried to Swim From Jeffery Epstein's Island to St. Thomas After Being Raped. She Was Captured And Punished.

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2020 6

The crimes committed by now-deceased billionaire Jeffery Epstein and his associates right here in the U.S. Virgin Islands for multiple years were laid...

Community Center

Humane Society of St. Thomas Valentine’s Brunch and Silent Auction Set for February 16

Staff Consortium | January 19, 2020

ST. THOMAS — The Humane Society of St.Thomas (H....

First African American Woman U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, Set to Visit Territory Feb. 25

Staff Consortium | January 19, 2020

ST. CROIX — Chief Judge of the District Court, W...

Cleaning and Repairing the Exterior Walls at Fort Christiansvaern to Continue Through Mid-April

Staff Consortium | January 18, 2020

ST. CROIX — Ongoing now and continuing through m...

Experience the USVI

American Airlines Launches New Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth Flights to St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | December 22, 2019 2

ST. THOMAS — American Airlines has launched new winter service to St. Thomas, with the arrival of ...

Dept. of Tourism Warns of Fake Facebook Page

Staff Consortium | December 16, 2019

The Department of Tourism is reporting the existen...

We Are All USVI Ambassadors

Staff Consortium | December 15, 2019

U.S. Tourist Board Sends Creatives to USVI to Market Territory

Ernice Gilbert | December 05, 2019 1

Since Tuesday, a content producing company called Beautiful Destinations has been on St. Croix docum...

St. Thomas Named Best Cruise Destination in Caribbean

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2019

St. Thomas Has Been Named The Number One Cruise Destination…

Air Travel for Winter Season Appears to be Back to Pre-Storm Levels, Tourism Officials Say

Robert | October 19, 2019

Airline Travel To The Virgin Islands Has Exceeded…

USVI Ports HUB

Crown Bay Center Eastern Parking Lot Temporary Closure

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority advised on Monday that parking will be temporarily prohibited in t...

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Empress of the Seas Adds St. Croix to Itinerary for Jan. 16

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has received cha...

The Port Authority's 2020 Board Meeting Schedule

Staff Consortium | January 11, 2020

Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam to Dock on St. Croix Jan. 22 as Port Authority…

Staff Consortium | January 10, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority announced Friday that St. Croix will receive an additional cruise ...

Public Service Announcement – Airport Pick Up Procedure

Staff Consortium | December 26, 2019

The U.s. Virgin Islands Is Experiencing A Very Busy…

Port Authority Issues Revised Car Ferry Schedules

Staff Consortium | December 23, 2019 3

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Has Issued A Revised…

Business

Interior Announces $4.4 Million in Payment to USVI for Adjustment to FY 2019 Rum Excise Taxes

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

The U.s. Department Of The Interior Announced Monday That $4,466,642 Will Be Forwarded This Week To The Government Of The Virgin Islands, Which Represents An Adjustment For Rum Excise Tax Payments For Fy 2019. Certified By The U.s. Department Of The Treasury, This Amount Represents An Adjustment Owed To The Usvi Government Based On Actual Certified Rum Excise Tax Collections And The Remaining Amount Owed To The Usvi After An Initial Advance Payment For The 2019 Fiscal Year, D.o.i. Said.  “every Year, We Do Our Best To Ensure Quick And Timely Transmission Of These Funds To The U.s. Virgin Islands Government,” Said D.o.i. Secretary Doug Domenech …

Housing Finance Authority Receives $779 Million in HUD Recovery Dollars, the Second Tranche of Funding

Staff Consortium | January 07, 2020

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (vihfa) Announced Today That The Grant Agreement For The Second Allocation Of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (cdgb-dr) Funding Totaling $779,217,000 Was Recently Transmitted  from The U.s. Housing And Urban Development (hud) To Governor Albert Bryan For Signature. This Second Tranche Of Cdbg-dr Funding Is In Addition To The First Tranche Of $242,684,000 That The Territory Received In September 2018 And Will Bring The Total Allocation To $1,021,901,000 Which Hud Has Approved For Long-term Recovery From The Twin Hurricanes Irma And Maria In 2017. “we Are Excited That We Are On Our Way…

Virgin Islander Warren Wells Among Elite Group Inducted Into Delta’s Chairman’s Club

Staff Consortium | January 03, 2020

Virgin Islander And Delta Air Lines Veteran Of 21 Years, Warren Wells Jr., Joined An Elite Class Of 100 Colleagues Hailing From Stations Across The United States And Four Countries, According To A Release Issued Thursday. This Group Was Inducted Into The Company’s Prestigious Chairman’s Club On November 14, 2019 At The Delta Flight Museum In Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Wells, Who Currently Serves As A Station Manager, Was Inducted And Rewarded With Fellow Inductees For Their “service, Dedication And All-around Embodiment Of ‘the Spirit Of Delta.’” Undergoing A Rigorous And Extensive Review Process, The Group Was Selected From More Than 5,000 Nominations…

Oriental Completes Acquisition of Scotiabank's Banking Operations in PR, USVI

Staff Consortium | January 01, 2020 1

Oriental Bank Has Announced That It Has Completed The Acquisition Of The Puerto Rico And U.s. Virgin Islands Operations Of Scotiabank On December 31, 2019. Oriental Bank Said Scotiabank’s Pr And Usvi Operations Will Further Strengthen Its Position As The Premier Retail Bank In Puerto Rico. Oriental Further Stated That It Will Have A Well-diversified Loan Portfolio Totaling $7.2 Billion, Deposits Of $7.9 Billion, And Approximately 500,000 Customers. The Bank's Mortgage Servicing Portfolio Will Expand Five-fold To Approximately $5 Billion, Providing Critical Mass To Become A Meaningful Source Of Non-interest Income. In Addition, Oriental Will Have…

Entertainment

'Wuk' Together: Come Be Part of One of the Most Exciting Video Shoots on St. Croix

Ernice Gilbert | January 17, 2020

St. Croix — The Winner Of The 2019-2020 Crucian Christmas…

Watch: Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights Lead Epic Last Lap During Crucian-Rican Tramp on St. Croix

Staff Consortium | January 07, 2020

If You Missed This Annual Event, At Least Enjoy The…

Children's and Adults' Parades Mark Memorable Beginning of Carnival Under Division of Festivals on St. Croix

Ernice Gilbert | January 05, 2020 5

St. Croix — All Over Social Media, Virgin Islanders…