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Seaborne and JetBlue to Share Flights Across the Caribbean

Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier in San Juan, have finalized terms to begin what the industry calls a "codeshare marketing relationship."

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2015-05-26 22:37:27
Memorial Day: Brooklyn Woman Seeks Family of Fallen V.I. Soldier

It's been more than a decade since St. Croix native son Pfc. Jason N. Lynch died in combat in Iraq – June 18, 2004. But his sacrifice has continued to be felt, and not just on the tropical island where he grew up.

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2015-05-24 23:05:38
Man Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Officers on foot patrol in downtown Christiansted early Saturday arrested 21-year-old Jahmel K. Galloway and charged him with on of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2015-05-23 20:26:24
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Credit Union Oversight Reform Moves Closer To Law

Oversight of any future non-federally chartered, V.I. licensed credit unions will fall under the Office of the Lieutenant Governor's Division of Banking and Insurance, if legislation heading for a final vote at the next session is approved.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 9:56pm
'Theater of War' is ‘Not a Passive Experience,’ Says Director

On Saturday afternoon, Virgin Islanders will have one chance only to see the nationally acclaimed and powerful “Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour” performed by Emmy nominee (House of Cards) Reg E. Cathey, Linda Powell, daughter of retired Gen. Colin Powell, and Director Bryan Doerries. Powell and Cathey grew up in military families.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 7:46pm
‘Lolo’ Willis Taken Into Custody after Tearful Sentencing

Louis Willis didn’t appear to cry, but many others in the courtroom wiped back tears Thursday morning as the former Bureau of Internal Revenue director was sentenced by V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to five years in prison for extortion and bribery.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 6:07am
Cigarette Tax Increase Still Under Consideration

Sen. Sammuel Sanes pulled legislation to increase cigarette taxes from the Rules Committee agenda this week to do more analysis of its impact on V.I. businesses and government coffers, but it is still alive and will be considered further, according to Sanes.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 6:01am
African Slave Wrecks Project at NPS on St. Croix

Steve Lubkeman, from The African Slave Wrecks Project, told about 100 people Thursday at the National Park in Christiansted why they chose St. Croix to look for ship wrecks that may have been involved in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 5:47am
VIPD Observes Police Week on St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department has planned a series of activities over the weekend to commemorate National Police Day, according to a news release issued Thursday by the department.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 10:53pm
Man Robbed at Canebrake Apartments

An armed, masked gunman robbed a man Wednesday night near the Canebrake Apartments, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 10:45pm
Heroic VIPD Officers Honored During Awards Ceremony

Police Det. Sgt. Anthony Hector was among the top honorees Wednesday as the V.I. Police Department held an awards ceremony titled "The Stellar Awards."

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 10:30pm
St. Croix Relay for Life This Sunday

Cancer survivors, family, friends and good citizens of St. Croix have formed teams and will be coming out to walk all night in support of cancer patients this Sunday, May 16 for the St. Croix Relay for Life. The big all-night walkathon is the American Cancer Society's biggest annual fundraiser and raises tens of thousands of dollars to help cancer patients on the big island.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 9:45pm
Authorities and Researchers on Alert for Turtle Poachers

For the second time in four months, researchers studying endangered hawksbill turtles in St. Thomas waters have reported an apparent poaching of the animals.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 9:11pm