After Being Spurned by Former Gov. Mapp, PFA Refinances Island Crossing Shopping Center Tax Increment Revenue Term Note

Robert Moore | January 23, 2020 4

The Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority (PFA) has announced the restructuring of a $12 million l...

V.I. Government Spends More Than $9 Million Annually in Rent; Property and Procurement Taking Steps to Change That

Ernice Gilbert | January 23, 2020 7

The Government of the Virgin Islands spends upwards $9 million annually for the vast number of build...

10.1 Percent of USVI Students Met or Exceeded Math Standards in 2019; 24.7 Percent Met or Exceeded English Standards, Education Reveals in 2019 Report…

Robert Moore | January 22, 2020 21

Test scores are trending upward for Virgin Islands students who take the annual Smarter Balanced academic assessment, though well more than half of te...

Two More Officials Fired in Puerto Rico Following Discovery of Warehouse Filled With Emergency Supplies From Hurricane Maria

Staff Consortium | January 20, 2020 3

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the disco...

Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg to Open Campaign Office in USVI

Staff Consortium | January 20, 2020 21

Presidential candidate and billionaire Michael Bloomberg will open a campaign office in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a Bloomberg campaign spokesman confir...

Over 82 Shots Fired During Castle Coakley Shooting; Three Injured

Staff Consortium | January 19, 2020 18

ST. CROIX — A shooting incident in Castle Coakley today left three people injured, with gunmen discharging upwards of 82 shots, according to V.I.P.D...

Chronixx, Tarrus Riley Concert in St. Thomas Draws the Masses

Staff Consortium | January 19, 2020

ST. THOMAS — Dreamfest 2020 —  a reggae extravaganza in St. Thomas held Saturday night at the Crown Bay parking lot — brought out Virgin Island...

Man Shot Dead Outside Bakery in Broad Daylight

Staff Consortium | January 18, 2020 17

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,...

Community Center

Barnes to Hold Town Hall Meetings Aimed at Educating Community on Bill Seeking to Overhaul Costal Zone Management Act

Staff Consortium | January 24, 2020

Senator Alicia Barnes will host a number of town h...

VITEMA to Host Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall Meetings on St. Croix

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2020

Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Ag...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates MLK With Community Breakfasts

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2020

ST. THOMAS — The inclement weather could not dam...

Experience the USVI

Taste of St. Croix Celebrates 20 Years at 2020 Event Set for April 2

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2020

ST. CROIX — Taste of St. Croix is gearing up to launch its 20-year celebration on April 2, the org...

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 ...

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…

St. Thomas Named Best Cruise Destination in Caribbean

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2019

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

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

V.I. Government Spends More Than $9 Million Annually in Rent; Property and Procurement Taking Steps to Change That

Ernice Gilbert | January 23, 2020 7

The Government Of The Virgin Islands Spends Upwards $9 Million Annually For The Vast Number Of Buildings It Rents Across The Territory. The Figure Is Staggering, But Over The Years, Administration After Administration, Instead Of Building Government-owned Facilities That Could House A Variety Of Government Offices, Have Instead Chosen To Utilize Buildings Belonging To Private Owners — At The Expense Of Taxpayers. Take For Example The Dept. Of Labor On St. Croix. D.o.l. Officials In 2015 Revealed To The Senate That The Department’s St. Croix Arm Was Locked Into A 20-year Lease With The Owner For $322,000 Annually. But According To Property And…

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…

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…