GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Board of Elections to Hold Voter Registration, Voter Machine Demo

The St. Croix Board of Elections will hold a voter registration drive and a voting machine demonstration from 9 a.m.…

Audio Galleries

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.
 

 
Currently:Click for Saint Croix, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

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.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
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:

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-04-29 00:50:08
PSC Forces Innovative to Accept Payment at Business Offices

The PSC ruled this month to require Innovative to reinstate customer payment at its business offices. Innovative announced this week it would soon accept payments on a limited basis.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-04-27 23:55:49
News — St. Croix
WAPA Says Traffic Restrictions, Service Outages Possible While Preparing Generator for Propane

WAPA's propane initiative is in its final phases and, with the commissioning of the Unit 20 generator currently under way, officials said the public can expect test sirens and service interruptions.

Read entire articleApr 1 2016 - 10:11pm
Rain to Subside Friday, Milder Conditions for Weekend

An upper level trough brought rainfall, thunder and lightening to the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, but the wet conditions are expected to lessen over the weekend.

Read entire articleApr 1 2016 - 5:18pm
Ocean Drone in Territory to Listen for Groupers

A team from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is using a solar-powered, autonomous ocean robot called a Wave Glider in the USVI to collect data about grouper spawning.

Read entire articleApr 1 2016 - 12:06am
Transfer Day Commemorates 99 Years Under U.S. Rule

Hundreds enjoyed the light breeze, gracious speeches and entertainment during the 99th Transfer Day ceremony at Fort Christiansvaern, but 44 residents will remember as their U.S. naturalization day.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:59pm
Senators Eliminate Party Symbol Voting

The V.I. Legislature eliminated party-symbol voting and prohibited gubernatorial tickets from different parties during a busy session Wednesday. It also enacted other election reforms.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:40pm
Senate Passes Government Raises

The Senate approved a roughly $20 million appropriation from the sale of the Hovensa refinery to fund pay raises and school lunches for the remaining fiscal year during session Wednesday.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:37pm
Senate Override Gives Caregiving Government Employees Paid Days Off

Overriding Gov. Kenneth Mapp's vetoes Wednesday, senators enacted bills giving caregivers paid time off, approved Casino Control Commission changes and DNA swabbing of accused criminals.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:34pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Yvette Thomas-Henry

Virgin Islander Yvette Thomas-Henry, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, says it is the simplicity of life in the Caribbean that she turns to when her spirit needs to reset.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:29pm
Port Authority Exceeds Income Projections While Cutting Expenses

The V.I. Port Authority has exceeded revenue projections and held expenses below budget for the year despite rising costs of dredging Crown Bay Harbor and repairing the runway at Henry Rohlsen Airport.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 11:04am
VIWMA Seeking Tire Removal Contract in Face of Zika Threat

The V.I. Waste Management Authority is moving rapidly to find a company to remove old tires from St. John’s transfer station that could breed Zika-carrying mosquitos.

Read entire articleMar 31 2016 - 10:35am