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Have You Seen This Man? Family Trying To Locate Relative

The V.I. Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance as officers continue to search for 80-year old Mitchel Michael of Mutual Homes, in Grove Place on St. Croix.

Court Detains Two on Cocaine Charges

Dexter Harley, a 32-year-old resident of Tortola in the BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44 of St. Thomas, were detained Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Six Months Later, Psychological Impact of Storms Lingers

If you’re still having trouble sleeping, still feeling jumpy, still a bit cranky, a little forgetful, a lot tired ... Don’t feel alone. A whole lot of people are still dealing with the psychological aftermath of the September 2017 hurricanes.

Some Nonprofits May Close as Government Cuts Off Funds

After two days of meetings, local nonprofit organizations said they still do not know when they will receive payments for the last three quarters and some say they may be forced to close their doors if it is not forthcoming.

Dozens of Nonprofits Left In Lurch By V.I. Budget Crisis

The St. Croix Women's Coalition, Boys and Girls Clubs, sports groups, steel bands, the USVI's only drug rehabilitation center and dozens of other nonprofits apparently will not be funded this year due to the budget crisis.

STX Craft Beer Business Opening Soon: Leatherback Brewing Co.

Three St. Croix men and a longtime brewer from Pennsylvania are brewing up some business in the Roebuck Industrial Park, just off the Melvin Evans Highway.

St. Croix Turns Green for St. Patrick’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3pCztmwKU Christiansted sported all shades of green Saturday when the 49th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade tramped through the town from Hospital Street to Times Square and down to the waterfront. Led by Grand Marshall Norma George of the Domino Club, one of the island's biggest biggest St. Patrick's Day...

FEMA Approves $182 Million More For WAPA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting another $182 million to the Water and Power Authority and the Waste Management Authority to pay for restoration of electric power and debris removal.

WMA Board Puts Pressure on Staff to Complete FEMA Paperwork

WMA staff were put in the hot seat Thursday by board members pressuring them to complete the paperwork required by FEMA to cover the payment of contracts for debris removal after September’s storms.

News Brings Back Memories that Four Years Hadn’t Erased

I'm sitting here in my car with tears welling up in my eyes. I'm reading a story in the Daily News about 35 people who are missing in the V.I.

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience Slated for April 5-7

The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, the annual benefit of the St. Croix Foundation, is back on the books for April despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Staffer Who Leaked Private Plaskett Photos Gets Year in Prison

Juan McCullum, a former staffer for Delegate Stacey Plaskett who pleaded guilty in January to sharing stolen nude images of the congresswoman, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison.

Mental Health Patients Struggle for Help

Mental health services in the U.S. Virgin Islands are "the pits," Dr. Derek Spencer, of Island Therapy Solutions, told members of the Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Wednesday.

Congressional Panel OKs Caneel Bill with Amended Rent Clause

The House Committee on Natural Resources moved forward a bill Wednesday that aims to extend Caneel Bay Resort’s terms of operation on National Park land, but amended the way the resort’s rent would be calculated.

Fire Closes Anguilla Landfill

The Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix was closed Wednesday when a fire broke out in the area.

Coast Guard Rescues Boater from Steven Cay

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued a man whose 20-foot pleasure boat became disabled in high seas off Steven Cay, in the channel between St. Thomas and St. John. According to the USCG information officer Ricardo Castrodad, at 1:13 a.m. the Coast Guard Watchstander in San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

Shipping Delays Expected as Nor’easter Hits U.S. Mainland

Local shipping companies have been alerted about possible cargo delays as ships coming from the mainland could be battling through a nor’easter affecting the East Coast that has caused violent winds, rains, flooding and swells.

Donastorg Announces Campaign for Governor

Former Sen. Adlah H. Donastorg, a three-time candidate for governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, threw his hat in the ring Saturday for a fourth run at Government House.

Davis Pleads Guilty in 2013 Jewelry Store Robbery

Devon Davis, 27, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty Monday in District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, announced.

Spaceman Rides in Style!

Amid all the trials and tribulations on Earth, I hope everyone got a chance to revel in last week's test launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. In a word – Awesome!


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