August 22, 2017 8:47 pm Last modified: 8:25 pm


USVI Debt, Debt Service and Local Revenues, 2004-2016. Data compiled from V.I. government budget documentation and other sources by Bill Kossler. (Click on image for larger view.)

Downward Spiral: Debt Rating Agencies Downgrade USVI Again

Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the debt rating agency, downgraded nearly $2 billion in USVI bond debt for the third time in less than two years. Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings followed suit.
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Consent Decree: VIPD Drawing Close on Use-of-Force Compliance

The head of the Virgin Islands Police Department said he’s confident that a years’ long effort to meet the demands of a federal court for a use-of-force policy is close to resolution.
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Mapp: Sexual Assault Within V.I. National Guard Will Not Be Tolerated

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that he hopes to empower victims throughout the territory by providing them with the services they need while also wiping out what he called “abhorrent behavior” within the organization.
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Police Investigate Case of Animal Cruelty

On Saturday, a caller informed the VIPD Animal Cruelty Investigator about a dog that was found hanging from a fence line in the rear of building 9 at Lorraine Village.
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VIWMA Announces Bi-Annual Hurricane Cleanup Scheduled for Aug. 26, 27

VIWMA advises residents territory-wide that the Bi-Annual Hurricane Cleanup will be held Aug. 26-27. Additional 20-yard bins will be placed at designated locations to accept bulk waste and white goods.
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Map from the Weather Channel shows projected path of Invest 91-L. (Click on image for larger view.)

Disturbed Weather System Could Bring Tropical Storm Conditions by Weekend

Hurricane forecasters are keeping an eye on a couple of disorganized areas of disturbed weather which may become the next tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
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Homicides 2017

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2017 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.
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DHS Office of Child Care Offers Professional Development Training for Pre-School Workers

The pre-service training will take place on St. Croix from Aug. 21 through Sept. 1; it will take place on St. Thomas from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1.
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DOA to Kick Off WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program on All Three Islands

The V.I. Department of Agriculture has received funding in the amount of $77,791 to execute fiscal year (FY) 2017 Women, Infants and Children – Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) in the territory.
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ALERT: VIWMA Reports Force Main Break on La Grange Road

VIWMA’s wastewater team will begin work on the break at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 14.
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