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WAPA Gives Update on Restoring Electricity to Areas on St. Croix

Water and Power Authority (WAPA) crews continued to make progress today restoring electric service to a number of small areas…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match.

 

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2016-05-01 19:00:00
Early Registration for Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Ends Friday, May 6

The 13th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be held on Sunday, May 29, in the beautiful, protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park. Early registration will end Friday. May 6.

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2016-04-30 01:18:53
Beach Advisory for April 25-29

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:

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2016-04-29 00:50:08
News - Police — St. Croix
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
VIPD Issues Reminder of Good Friday Liquor Restrictions

Police Department on Tuesday reminded Virgin Islanders of restrictions on the sale and service of alcoholic beverages on Friday, which is Good Friday in the Christian calendar. 

Read entire articleMar 22 2016 - 8:26pm
Two Injured in Good Hope Shooting

A man and woman were shot and seriously injured Monday evening during an incident in the Good Hope Condominiums, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleMar 15 2016 - 11:03pm
Two Arrested After Home Invasion

 Two suspects, a 19-year-old and a 15-year-old minor, were arrested Sunday and charged with burglary after a home invasion earlier in the day in Estate Catherine's Rest, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleMar 14 2016 - 1:44pm