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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: "Storks” and “The Magnificent Seven”

The following movies are now playing at Sunny Isle Theaters on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

Senate Approves 2017 Budget Bills

The Senate approved more than 35 budget bills and transfers during session this week, including one massive bill appropriating most operating expenses for all central government agencies.

New Physician and Liquor Licensing Laws Among Approved Legislation

There will be new rules for temporary licensing of physicians and for licensing liquor distributors if legislation approved by the V.I. Legislature on Thursday is enacted into law.

Night Out Against Violence Celebrates 29 Years

Close to 30 churches were involved in Friday’s Night Out Against Gun Violence event at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas. 

Government Unveils Five-Year Deficit Plan

The government proposed a massive borrowing authorization bill, which senators amended Thursday to remove most of the capital projects before ultimately approving $246 million in new borrowing.

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Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Clinton Email Investigation

 

EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Elie Wiesel Had a Message for the Virgin Islands

Upon learning of the death of Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz witness and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I felt compelled to pass along my experience…

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Beach Advisory for September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water…

Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African…

Potentially Invasive Sea Grass Found in Christiansted Harbor
Halophila stipulacea, a potentially invasive sea grass, was found in the waters around St. Thomas and St. John in 2014…
The Bookworm: a Memorable Memoir in 'The Fortress'

Danielle Trussoni lulls readers with a fairy tale and a questionable ending: will there be an Ever After or a…

WICO CEO: The Sound of Progress

As the Centennial Celebration fast approaches, WICO is mindful of its vital and integral role in the economy and lifeblood…

Two Golden Grove Officers Plead Guilty in Separate Cases

Two former corrections officers from the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

Modernization at Cinnamon Bay Campground a Priority for New Concessioner

The concessions operator selected to take over management of commercial services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay on Oct. 1 plans to bring at Cinnamon Bay campground "into the 21st century.”

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ON ST. THOMAS

Magens Bay Authority Looks at Fixing Speeding Issues

Concerns about taxis speeding in and out of the Magens Bay area sparked a discussion Friday about the possibility of installing sidewalks, signs or speed bumps around the beach.

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