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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Junior Achievement Teams, Delta Airlines, VIPA Explore Careers in Aviation

High school students from St. Croix and St. Thomas participated in a “job shadow” experience on Thursday, May 26, at the Cyril E. King airport. Debra Ceronsky, a Delta Airlines’ station manager, initiated the program by reaching out to Junior Achievement VI. Rather than limit the program to just the airline, the team agreed to bring on the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) as a partner and expose the students to the entire aviation sector.

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2016-05-30 16:13:05
Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

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2016-05-30 01:12:09
Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it. 

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2016-05-29 21:50:04
News - Police — St. Croix
Estate Concordia Shooting Injures One
A man was shot in the leg during an incident late Wednesday in Estate Concordia, the V.I. Police Department reported. The gunshot broke one of the bones in his leg.
Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 11:54pm
Two Injured in Aureo Diaz Shooting

Two people were injured by gunshots around noon Wednesday in the  vicinity of Aureo Diaz Basketball Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleMay 18 2016 - 9:32pm
Three Charged with Possession

Miguel Rodriguez, 60, of St. Thomas, Estanislao de Jesus, 47, and Tomas Miguel Liriano Castillo, 44, both of the Dominican Republic, were arrested Monday and charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute narcotics. 

Read entire articleMay 10 2016 - 8:54pm
Dominican National Faces Firearm Charge

Rolando Torres De La Cruz, 25, was arraigned Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in an indictment with being an alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. 

Read entire articleApr 25 2016 - 8:13pm
Georgia Man Charged with Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana

Keenan Powell-Ryder, 20, of Georgia was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, after 14.99 kilograms were allegedly found in his luggage at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleApr 21 2016 - 10:26pm
Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 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. 

Read entire articleApr 15 2016 - 1:30pm
Velez Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana

Michael Velez, 36, was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, six months of electronic monitoring and a $500 fine on a conviction of one count of manufacture of marijuana.

Read entire articleApr 14 2016 - 11:32pm
Hansen Pleads Guilty to Using Phone for Drug Transaction

Carl Hansen, 55, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to using a communications facility in causing or facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substances Act.

Read entire articleApr 14 2016 - 11:29pm
St. Croix Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

The V.I. Police Department arrested Ala Zatar on Wednesday and charged him with two counts of animal abuse and disturbance of the peace after an incident in which two dogs were injured.

Read entire articleApr 6 2016 - 10:06pm
St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing a Firearm

Shawki Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday before the Honorable George W. Cannon to one count of unlawful mailing of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Read entire articleMar 24 2016 - 11:25pm