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Main wreckage of the plane that crashed in December 2017, killing all five aboard. (Photo from National Transportation Safety Board)

Report: Pilot Had Been Warned Not to Fly the Night Stylee Singer Died

The pilot of the aircraft that crashed in December 2017, taking the lives of five Virgin Islanders including Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for Stylee Band, had been told he should not fly that night, according to documents released earlier this year by the NTSB.

Jury Convicts Ex-Police Officer in 2016 Double Homicide

Former V.I. Police Department officer Francis Williams was convicted Tuesday of murdering two fellow police officers almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Police Department of Justice.
A water truck navigates loosely paved roads while delivering gallons of water to a V.I. resident. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Continuing Drought Lands V.I. on U.S. Drought Monitor Map

The V.I. will officially be added to the U.S. Drought Monitor map on June 6, 2019, said Brad Rippey of the United States Department of Agriculture, who is helping organize the drought monitoring efforts in the V.I.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (File photo)

Judge Calls WMA Landfill Progress Impressive but Inadequate

When Adrian Taylor, the interim director of the Waste Management Authority, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, he reported progress taking place at the territory’s two landfills. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez called the efforts impressive.
The watercolor painting 'Celebration,' by St. Croix Central High School senior Alayna Caraballo, was the winning U.S. Virgin Islands entry in the Congressional Art Competition. (Elisa McKay photo)

STX High School Seniors Take Top Honors in Congressional Art Competition

St. Croix Central High School senior Alayna Caraballo took the first-place honors from among participating students in the territory in the Congressional Art Competition, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced at a "meet and greet" May 16.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

CANNAVAL- Medical Cannabis Expo Set for July 19-21

The expo will present a diverse group of leaders and expert educators across many sectors of cannabis and hemp with panels and presentations running throughout the day.

Crime Stoppers Seeks Leads in Five-Year-Old Homicide

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve a homicide that took place five years ago and a case of a missing hiker.

VIFS Reopens Coral Bay Fire Station

The reopening of the station comes more than a year since it closed due to damages sustained from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

DPW to Celebrate National Public Works Week Territory-wide

Among the activities scheduled is an Employee Appreciation Day in each district, as well as a project tour in the St. Thomas-St. John District, which will require offices to be closed on the following dates:

Andrea Prompts First Hurricane Advisory: Are You Ready for the Season?

Subtropical Storm Andrea appears to pose no threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but is a timely reminder to finish hurricane preparations before the official beginning of the hurricane season on June 1.

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