April 28, 2017 1:57 pm Last modified: 1:55 pm


Cohen Named New GERS Retiree Trustee

Former government employee Stephen Cohen has been selected to complete the term of Judge Edgar Ross on the board of trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System, GERS announced Monday.
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Six Boaters Rescued Between St. Thomas, St. Croix

Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in the waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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71-Year-Old Jamaican Charged with Illegal Reentry

Ewart Henry, a 71-year-old Jamaican national, made his initial appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a criminal complaint with illegal reentry, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.
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Chiapperino Wins Again at Junie’s Bar/South Shore Cycling Race

Sunday morning's Junie's Bar/South Shore race served up a lot of excitement, having two of the VI Cycling Federation's most powerful Elite riders going wheel to wheel once again.
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Alvaro Pilar talks about changes coming to telecommunications in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Viya Aims to Take Advantage of Changes in Telecom Industry

Alvaro Pilar, head of Viya, said the company formed by the combining of Innovative and Choice is keeping up with changes in the industry that will result in faster internet speeds, more cable channels and a new focus on customer service.
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Flood Advisory Issued for St. Croix

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for St. Croix effective through 1:45 a.m. Monday. According to the NWS's San Juan office, Doppler radar indicates the rain that began falling Sunday night will cause minor flooding on the island.
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On St. Croix, Earth Day marchers celebrate the annual even with a parade through Frederiksted. (Susan Ellis photo)

V.I. Commemorates Earth Day

Earth Day activities were held on St. Croix and St. Thomas Saturday, commemorating the remembrance and advocating for action to counteract the damage being done to the planet and its vulnerable inhabitants.
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Police Charges Man with Attempted, Murder, Kidnapping

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested 22-year-old Leroy Simon Jr. and charged him with attempted murder and kidnapping in an attack on a woman in old Fredensberg, Frederiksted.
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WAPA Releases Schedule of Customer Service Hours for Carnival Week

The following is the schedule of operating hours for the customer services offices of WAPA on April 26, April 27, April 28 and May 1.
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United Healthcare Wellness to Give Away Fresh Produce to GVI Retirees; Date Changed to May

The GESC Insurance Board and Rodgers’ Farm has postponed the April 25 date to May 16 for the United Healthcare Group’s Wellness Program for GVI retirees.
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