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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
News - Police — St. Croix
Four Injured in Saturday Crash

Four people were injured Saturday morning when the vehickle in which they were riding ran off the road and into a tree, the V.I. Police Departmenr reported. 

Read entire articleDec 4 2016 - 2:43pm
Police Seek Domestic Violence Suspect

The V.I. Police Department is looking for 34-year-old Jason Williams, who they want in connection with a second-degree burglary/domestic violence.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:17pm
Georgia Man Sentenced to 3 Months for Marijuana Smuggling

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Bert Donadelle Jr., 26, of Georgia to three months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Read entire articleDec 1 2016 - 10:42pm
Rape Suspect Rearrested on Second Set of Charges

Ethelbert “Bert" C. Benjamin Jr., 56, of Christiansted was arrested Nov. 22 on a Superior Court warrant charging him with aggravated rape in the first degree and other crimes.

Read entire articleNov 29 2016 - 11:26pm
Man Charged with Rape

A woman who was surprised in her Estate Grove Place apartment Monday was raped and a man was arrested and charged with the crime.

Read entire articleNov 15 2016 - 11:49pm
Corrections Officer Detained

A 29-year-old corrections officer at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility was arrested Friday, charged with introducting of contraband into the jail. 

Read entire articleNov 13 2016 - 5:11pm
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 articleNov 9 2016 - 5:00pm
Homeless Man Found Dead in Peters Rest

A V.I. Police Department officer on routine patrol found a 35-year-old homeless man dead Sunday evening under a tree by the Peters Rest Dump Site in Christiansted. 

Read entire articleNov 7 2016 - 10:46pm
VIPD Makes Arrest Through NCIC

A St. Croix man was arrested in Tampa, Florida, returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday on a Superior Court warrant charging him with being involved in an incident that took place in Frederiksted in early 2015. 

Read entire articleNov 6 2016 - 4:12pm
Two Charged with Assault After Halloween Egging

Two Crucians were arrested Monday night and charged with third-degree assault after what appears to be a Halloween trick gone bad, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleNov 1 2016 - 8:15pm