GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Homicides 2016

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

Audio Galleries

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.

 
Currently:Click for Saint Croix, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-08-26 21:02:59
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 report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-08-25 10:40:20
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 to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-08-24 23:12:22
News - Local news — St. Croix
Tourism Sponsors National Association of Black Journalists Meeting, Sends Two UVI Students

The Tourism Department sponsored two UVI students to attend the first joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 10:48pm
Federal Overtime Rules to Affect USVI Paychecks

New federal rules expanding overtime to apply to more employees go into effect Dec. 1 and the V.I. Department of Labor wants to remind V.I. employers they apply in the territory.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 10:47pm
Incumbents Ahead and No Surprises as Primary Vote Counting Continues
There were no surprises as the Boards of Elections continued vote counting for the Aug. 6 Democratic Party primary last week.Incumbents continue to be the big winners.
Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 10:18pm
Police Officers Shot to Death on Frederiksted Beach

Two off-duty police officers found shot to death on a Frederiksted beach appear to have not been targeted because they were cops, Gov. Kenneth Mapp reported at a news conference Thursday.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 9:35pm
V.I. Legal Assistance Foundation Receives $368,000 in Bank of America Mortgage Settlement

The V.I. Legal Assistance Foundation is getting $368,000 as part of a federal settlement with Bank of America to put toward community redevelopment and legal assistance to prevent foreclosures.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 9:00pm
Police Seek Help Locating Man

Police on St. Croix Thursday requested the community’s assistance in locating a man reported missing. The 31-year-old Jerome Christian was last seen in June at his Pleasant Valley residence. 

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 1:47pm
Community Foundation Awards $140,000 in Scholarships

At the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands' annual awards reception in July, students, scholars and teachers were awarded $140,000 in scholarships.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 12:43am
Zika Update: Jump to 115 Cases; Health Department Continues Proactive Response

The number of Zika cases in the territory climbed from 79 to 115 this week, but the V.I. Department of Health is reassuring the public that it’s working diligently to stem the outbreak.

Read entire articleAug 10 2016 - 11:09pm
VIPD Drive Sober Program Starts Next Week

The V.I. Police Department will be more vigilant than usual to arrest drunk drivers during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5.

Read entire articleAug 10 2016 - 9:43pm
V.I. Boxer Wins First Olympic Fight, Sailor Finishes Four of 10 Races

It took all of about 13 minutes Tuesday for V.I. amateur boxer Clayton Laurent Jr. to win his first Olympic fight over Germany’s Erik Pfeifer, who he outscored two rounds to one.

Read entire articleAug 9 2016 - 11:16pm