Division of Banking and Insurance to Close for Two Days

The Division of Banking and Insurance will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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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.

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Woodley Charged with Firearm Possession

Karim Woodley, 39, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, was arraigned today before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon after being charged in a three-count information, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. 

2016-10-24 18:34:55
Police Arrest Suspect Believed 'Armed and Dangerous'

The V.I. Police Department on Saturday arrested 21-year-old Ameade Williams, who police said was considered armed and dangerous. 

2016-10-24 17:54:57
Beach Advisory for October 17-21

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
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No Indication When V.I. Will Get Rest of Water Island

Nearly three months after the remaining 200 acres of federally owned land on Water Island was deemed ready for transfer to the V.I. government, U.S. Department of the Interior officials have yet to determine when the transfer will take place. Meanwhile, a senator is insisting that the land be made available for the development of affordable housing.

Read entire articleAug 31 2004 - 3:14am
Panel Approves Different Bill on Determining Death

The Senate Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee gave its nod on Monday to a bill "amended in its entirety" stablishing a standard for the determination of death. It also heard a litany of laments about the state of transportation services in the territory for the elderly and disabled.

Read entire articleAug 31 2004 - 1:51am
Frances Expected to Come within 120 Miles of V.I.

Hurricane Frances is expected to come closest to the territory -- passing about 120 miles to the northeast of St. Thomas and St. John -- around 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Tropical storm-force winds extend out 140 miles from the center of the Category 3 storm and hurricane force winds, 70 miles. So, it will definitely be a damp day.

Read entire articleAug 30 2004 - 6:40pm
Roads, Gutters Being Cleared as Frances Approaches

With St. Thomas and St. John under a hurricane watch, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull huddled with emergency managers on Monday afternoon to lay preparations for anticipated storm conditions as a result of Hurricane Frances. He sent Public Works crews out to clear debris from roads and gutters, but said he would wait until later updates to decide on whether schools and government offices would open on Tuesday.

Read entire articleAug 30 2004 - 3:09pm
UVI Series Aims to Enhance VI's Economic Picture

With help from a national science grant, Virgin Islanders can learn how a plan to preserve local fishing grounds is working and also about other scientific research being conducted in the ocean around them. It is all part of a series of lectures at UVI to help enhance the islands economy through science and technology.

Read entire articleAug 30 2004 - 11:10am
Hurricane Watch Out for V.I.

With Hurricane Frances now getting closer, a hurricane watch was posted late Sunday night for St. Thomas, St. John and the British Virgin Islands. This means hurricane conditions could hit the areas noted within 36 hours.

Read entire articleAug 30 2004 - 7:43am
Hurricane Frances Worrisome, But Should Miss V.I.

Forecasters still think Hurricane Frances will pass north of the territory on Tuesday afternoon, but only about 140 miles from St. Thomas and St. John.

Read entire articleAug 29 2004 - 6:08pm
Residents Blame Pollutants for Kids' Ailments

Asthma, skin rashes, sickle cell anemia, bacteria, sewer smells, red dust, stomach aches and headaches are just some of the litany of problems residents of Estates Bethlehem, Harvey, Machuchal and Profit told federal officials about on Saturday.

Read entire articleAug 29 2004 - 1:58pm
Jumbies Come Alive in Rain Forest Setting

The air deep in St. Croix's rain forest at Camp Victory Saturday night was thick with humidity, sounds of the jungle and tales of Jumbies. If anyone could bring Jumbies alive it was these "bearer of traditions" at the CHANT showcase event.

Read entire articleAug 29 2004 - 7:36am
Police Say Drunk Driver Responsible for Death

St. Croix resident Miles H. David has been charged in the death of Keinan Dover, 22. Dover was a passenger in David's 1989 Toyota pickup truck when the vehicle was involved in a one-car accident on Melvin Evans Highway in the early morning hours of June 10.

Read entire articleAug 29 2004 - 7:26am