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Thursday, June 13, 2024

V.I. Government Officials Charged in $4M HUD Fraud Scheme

The Education Department Director of Maintenance, Davidson Charlemagne, 50, and his wife, Sasha Charlemagne, 44, both of St. Croix, were arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging the pair with government program fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday. 

Off to the 2024 AAU National Volleyball Championships

The largest volleyball tournament in the world begins Thursday. Over the next 25 days, 5,865 female and male volleyball teams from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands will take to the court in Orlando, Florida. Approximately 117,000 athletes and coaches will participate in the 51st edition of this event. 

Photo Focus: 35th Legislature Displays Support for LGBTQ+ Community

The Virgin Islands Legislature will display the Progress Pride flag* at all Senate buildings across the territory during June in recognition of Pride Month, Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. announced Wednesday. 

Police Respond to Shooting at Bovoni Housing Community; Resident Arrested, Charged

A resident of a public housing community on St. Thomas was accused of causing injury to a number of minors gathered near her home. Police were called to the scene after the parents of one of the alleged victims came home with blood running down their leg.

No LEAC Increase as WAPA’s Deferred Costs Skyrocket

At a Public Services Commission meeting where its rates were under discussion, V.I. Water and Power Authority officials failed to show up Tuesday, forcing the PSC to issue a subpoena.

“No Weapons Allowed” on St. John; Department Officials Give 2024 Celebration Updates

On Tuesday, representatives from the Division of Festivals, V.I. Police Department, Health Department, Waste Management Authority, Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department, and the Public Works Department appeared before the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, and Public Safety to provide safety and permitting updates for the upcoming celebration on St. John.

Trial Date Set for Refinery Cistern Suit

Exactly three years after 24 Crucians filed a class-action suit alleging St. Croix’s oil refinery fouled cisterns with toxic spew from dangerous emissions, a Virgin Islands District Court judge set a trial day Tuesday.

Emergency Personnel Share 2024 Hurricane Preparedness Updates with the Senate

Senators from the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, and Public Safety met on Tuesday to discuss emergency management and hurricane preparedness for the 2024 season, with members from several emergency departments present.

Drought Conditions End Across USVI and Puerto Rico; Hot Temperatures to Continue

Due to recent significant rainfall, drought conditions have ended across the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, hot temperatures and more precipitation are likely throughout the summer.

U.S. Attorney’s Office for Virgin Islands District Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Delia L. Smith, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, joined national, state, local, and Tribal leaders Monday in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Absentee Ballot Applications for the 2024 Primary Election Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes advises the public that the first day of receipt of Absentee Ballot applications for the 2024 Primary Election is June 4.

V.I. Government Officials Charged in $4M HUD Fraud Scheme

The Education Department Director of Maintenance, Davidson Charlemagne, 50, and his wife, Sasha Charlemagne, 44, both of St. Croix, were arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging the pair with government program fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday. 

DPNR/ Friends of East End Marine Park Call for Artists to Create Ocean Inspired Works for VI Coral Reef Week

Art will be displayed at the CRW Kickoff Event at Levels from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 29, followed by additional viewing at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

June Cruise Ship Schedule for Frederiksted, St. Croix

These cruise ships will dock at the Frederiksted Pier during June.

Absentee Ballot Applications for the 2024 Primary Election Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes advises the public that the first day of receipt of Absentee Ballot applications for the 2024 Primary Election is June 4.

Biden Wins U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic Caucus

At the USVI Democratic Party Caucus on Saturday, President Joe Biden defeated Marianne Williamson by a margin of 99.006 percent to .004 percent, the U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic Party reported.

FEATURED REAL ESTATE

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence through Kindness and Connection: Supporting Mental Health in the USVI

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices from day to day. Good mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced life.

DPNR/ Friends of East End Marine Park Call for Artists to Create Ocean Inspired Works for VI Coral Reef Week

Art will be displayed at the CRW Kickoff Event at Levels from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 29, followed by additional viewing at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

V.I. Government Officials Charged in $4M HUD Fraud Scheme

The Education Department Director of Maintenance, Davidson Charlemagne, 50, and his wife, Sasha Charlemagne, 44, both of St. Croix, were arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging the pair with government program fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday. 

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence through Kindness and Connection: Supporting Mental Health in the USVI

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices from day to day. Good mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced life.

VI National Swim Team Leaves for Mexico to Compete in Central American/Caribbean Confederation Championships

The confederation oversees competitive swimming and other aquatic sports, such as water polo, open water, artistic swimming and diving in the Central American and Caribbean regions.

DPNR/ Friends of East End Marine Park Call for Artists to Create Ocean Inspired Works for VI Coral Reef Week

Art will be displayed at the CRW Kickoff Event at Levels from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 29, followed by additional viewing at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence through Kindness and Connection: Supporting Mental Health in the USVI

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices from day to day. Good mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced life.

Steve Jack Dies at 55

Steve Jack was born on Jan. 26, 1969, on St. Croix and passed away on May 24, 2024, at the age of 55 in Tampa, Fla.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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