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USVI Will Be Compliant With Real ID Act By Oct. 10, BMV Says

Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials told lawmakers at the Capitol Building on Thursday that the U.S. Virgin...

By Ernice / August 17, 2018

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Leaders Around The World, Including VI Governor, Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday expressed his condolences to the family, friends and the many fans...

By Staff / August 17, 2018

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Democratic Party State Chair Stands By Allison DeGazon As Board Of Elections Commences Residency Investigation

In a letter addressed to Board of Elections Chairman Arturo Watlington, former Delegate to Congress and outgoing...

By Staff / August 17, 2018


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St. Croix Woman Sentenced To 12 Months For Scheming To Fraudulently Obtain Income Tax Refunds

S. CROIX -- Indica Greenidge, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday before District Court Chief...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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Former Senator Wayne James Found Guilty On Wire Fraud And Embezzlement Of Government Funds

ST. THOMAS -- Wayne James, 56, formerly elected to the 28th Virgin Islands Legislature, was found guilty...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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New Report Finds Traces Of Herbicide In Cheerios And Quaker Oats Said To Increase Risk Of Cancer In Children

The Environmental Working Group, an environmental research and advocacy organization, said on Wednesday...

By Staff / August 16, 2018


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Complex High Announces Final Orientation For 2018-19 School Year

ST. CROIX -- The St. Croix Educational Complex High School has announced its final orientation session...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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St. Thomas-St. John District Experiences Wednesday Night Blackout, WAPA Apologizes

ST. THOMAS -- A district-wide electrical service interruption affected the islands of St. Thomas, St. John,...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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Bill To Fund The Construction Of A Behavioral Health Facility On St. Croix Crosses First Hurdle

A bill sponsored by Senator Novelle Francis seeking to improve the state of mental health in the territory...

By Staff / August 16, 2018


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FEMA Approves Demolition And Reconstruction Of Charles Harwood Complex; Mapp Says Opponents Not Ready To Lead Territory

ST. CROIX -- Governor Kenneth Mapp speaking on local radio Wednesday afternoon revealed that the federal...

By Ernice / August 16, 2018

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WAPA Secures Additional $20 Million In Loan From FEMA. It Had Previously Received $75 Million In Loans From The Federal Agency.

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority...

By Staff / August 15, 2018

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FEMA Pre-Stages Commodities And Generators Across Territory As Peak Of Hurricane Season Approaches

As the peak of hurricane season approaches, federal and territorial emergency response leaders continue...

By Staff / August 15, 2018


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Two Venezuelan Nationals Plead Guilty To Possession Of A Controlled Substance On Board Vessel Carrying Multiple Kilos Of Marijuana

ST. CROIX -- Jesus Garcia, age 35, and Jhoan Gomez, age 28, of Venezuela, both pleaded guilty on Wednesday...

By Staff / August 15, 2018

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Main Street Enhancement Project Advances To New Phase

ST. THOMAS -- The Department of Public Works has informed the motoring public of an upcoming road closure...

By Staff / August 15, 2018

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GERS Boards Says It Did Not Threaten To Cut Benefits Further, But Stressed That An Infusion Off Cash Is Needed To Stave Of Collapse

Wilbur K. Callender, chairman of the Government Employees Retirement System board, responded to Governor...

By Staff / August 15, 2018


Community Center
Police Blotter, In Memoriam, Crime Stoppers, Gas Prices, Cruise Ship Schedule & More
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Complex High Announces Final Orientation For 2018-19 School Year

ST. CROIX -- The St. Croix Educational Complex High School has announced its final orientation session for the 2018-19 school year, to be held on Wednesday, August...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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St. Thomas-St. John District Experiences Wednesday Night Blackout, WAPA Apologizes

ST. THOMAS -- A district-wide electrical service interruption affected the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Hassel Island and Water Island on Wednesday night after...

By Staff / August 16, 2018


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Main Street Enhancement Project Advances To New Phase

ST. THOMAS -- The Department of Public Works has informed the motoring public of an upcoming road closure to accommodate the progress contractors continue to make...

By Staff / August 15, 2018

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Nadir Residents Encouraged To Attend Community Meeting

ST. THOMAS -- The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator’s Joint Task Force, will host a meeting for residents of Estate...

By Staff / August 14, 2018


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Interviewing Now: Freelance Reporters

Are you a freelance writer looking for an opportunity to impact your community in a big way? Do you enjoy working independently and thrive in a work environment...

By Staff / August 14, 2018

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BCB And Addelita Cancryn Orientation Schedules Announced For 2018-19 School Year

ST. THOMAS -- The Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School and Addelita Cancryn Junior High School have announced their mandatory orientation schedules for the 2017-18...

By Staff / August 13, 2018


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3 Beaches In St. Thomas Not Safe This Weekend

Three beaches in St. Thomas were deemed unsafe for swimming and fishing this weekend by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), which cited high...

By Staff / August 11, 2018

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Police Searching For Missing Female Minor

The V.I.P.D. is asking for the community's assistance in locating a 16-year-old female minor named Lorena Asencio, who was last seen on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at her residence...

By Staff / August 10, 2018



USVI Ambassadors
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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
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Leaders Around The World, Including VI Governor, Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday expressed his condolences to the family, friends and the many fans of acclaimed singer and civil rights activist, Aretha Franklin. Ms....

By Staff / August 17, 2018

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Risque Troupe Designs Unveiled At Festival Of The Bands On St. Croix

ST. CROIX -- Pride, lust and envy reigned at Fort Frederik Saturday night in an artistic vision that Simply Sophisticated Director and Designer Shamari Haynes hopes...

By Wyndi / July 23, 2018


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Watch: Shamari Haynes Debuts New Costumes At 'Festival Of The Bands' Event

The long awaited 'Festival of the Bands' event put on by Shamari Haynes, founder of Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe -- the largest festival parade troupe in the territory...

By Staff / July 22, 2018

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VI Royal Festival And Wellness Conference Starts Today On St. Croix

Virgin Islands roots reggae musicians, artists, and wellness professionals will gather in St. Croix this weekend July 21-23 at the “Virgin Islands Royal Fest and Wellness...

By Staff / July 20, 2018


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USVI Soca Artist Rudy Live Releases New Music Video 'Push It'

Virgin Islands Soca Diva Rudy Live is in the midst of a whirlwind year following the success of her latest single “Push It”, which released in April. On Monday,...

By Staff / July 18, 2018

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Spectrum Band, 2018 Road March Winner, Will Perform At Media Convention In Detroit

U.S. Virgin Islands' Carnival road march winners Spectrum Band has been confirmed as the official house band for the upcoming National Association of Black Journalists...

By Staff / July 13, 2018



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USVI Will Be Compliant With Real ID Act By Oct. 10, BMV Says

Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials told lawmakers at the Capitol Building on Thursday that the U.S. Virgin...

By Ernice / August 17, 2018

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Leaders Around The World, Including VI Governor, Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday expressed his condolences to the family, friends and the many fans...

By Staff / August 17, 2018

2 Comments

Democratic Party State Chair Stands By Allison DeGazon As Board Of Elections Commences Residency Investigation

In a letter addressed to Board of Elections Chairman Arturo Watlington, former Delegate to Congress and outgoing...

By Staff / August 17, 2018


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St. Croix Woman Sentenced To 12 Months For Scheming To Fraudulently Obtain Income Tax Refunds

S. CROIX -- Indica Greenidge, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday before District Court Chief...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

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Former Senator Wayne James Found Guilty On Wire Fraud And Embezzlement Of Government Funds

ST. THOMAS -- Wayne James, 56, formerly elected to the 28th Virgin Islands Legislature, was found guilty...

By Staff / August 16, 2018

18 Comments

New Report Finds Traces Of Herbicide In Cheerios And Quaker Oats Said To Increase Risk Of Cancer In Children

The Environmental Working Group, an environmental research and advocacy organization, said on Wednesday...

By Staff / August 16, 2018