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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.



Now Playing: “Hands of Stone” and “Mechanic: Resurrection”

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


St. Croix Candidates Draw Ballot Numbers for General Election; St. Thomas Numbers Bungled

Candidates in the 2016 General Election or their representatives drew numbers Thursday for placement on the ballot at the Elections System offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Governor Appoints Anita Roberts as Human Services Commissioner

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday appointed Anita Roberts as commissioner of the Department of Human Services to replace Vivian Ebbese-Fludd, who he relieved of her duties.

WAPA Approves Contract Extension, Alcohol Policy Amendments

Actions taken Thursday by WAPA’s governing board included approving the purchase of a new bucket truck for St. John and making changes to the authority's alcohol policy.

New Reichhold Season Celebrates Centennial, Local Milestones

With the territory’s centennial and other milestones approaching, Reichhold Center for the Arts officials said Thursday that the upcoming season is meant to be a celebratory offering

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Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Clinton Email Investigation



The V.I. Answer Desk

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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…


DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26…

Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance…

VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate…

Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills,…

Why are the Mangroves Dead at Great Pond?

Residents have been wondering what happened on the South Shore at Great Pond, where there once were healthy, lush green…

The Bookworm: Read the 'Writings on the Wall'

Readers with the right mindset will find this book to be informative and entertaining but be prepared to take your…



WAPA Schedules St. John Service Interruption

The V.I. Water and Power Authority has scheduled a service interruption to St. John Feeder no. 7E, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. About 71 customers in the Calabash Boom area will have electrical service interrupted while crews work…

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Chili Cook-Off Packs Brewers Beach

The annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands’ annual Chili Cook-off went off without a hitch and brought hundreds of residents out for a day on the sand in support of six local charities. 

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