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In the CSA Spinnaker Racing 2 class, St. Croix’s Mackenzie Bryan drives the J/100, Bad Girl, to a first place finish. (Photo by Dean Barnes, © St Thomas International Regatta)

STT’S Blitz Wins Spinnaker Class at STIR

Clouds and a couple of squalls threw windy curve balls across the courses set for the 50-plus boats racing in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta. STIR, long known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, lived up to its reputation by delivering professionally-set round-the-rocks and round-the-buoy courses, the natural attributes of wind, sun and seas, and first-class competition and camaraderie.

V.I.Pace Runners Gives Results of UVI St. Croix Charter Day Mile

Randall Nielsen, marshal of the V.I. Superior Court, won his first road race at the 2nd Annual UVI Charter Day Mile on the UVI St. Croix Campus, Friday morning.
Vandalaism at the athletic field at Gifft Hill School included destruction of soccer goals and tire marks tearing up the grass. (Photo from GoFundMe.com)

Suspect Arrested After Jumping into Cruz Bay Creek

A male suspect being pursued Sunday afternoon by police jumped into Cruz Bay Creek in a failed attempt to avoid arrest, according to witnesses. Assistant Police Chief David Cannonier said officers were following up on reports about a crime at the Gifft Hill School when they encountered a suspect in Cruz Bay.

On the Way to a Drug Trial, a Fresh Set of Accusations

For a St. Croix man awaiting prosecution on drug and weapons charges, 2019 was not shaping up to be a good year, and then it got worse. A few weeks before the defendant could show up at a Jan. 22 arraignment, he was spotted by a DEA agent.
A team of Love City Strong members give out cases of water to St. John residents at the Coral Bay Fire Station.

Storm-Born Nonprofit Hands Out Thousands of Water Bottles

St. John non-profit Love City Strong deployed its members to various locations on the island Saturday, handing out more than 28,000 bottles of water as part of its community disaster preparation ahead of the 2019 hurricane season.
Rashaun Petersen tries to beat the throw to first base as the 7 to 9 year olds open the new season.

Elmo Plaskett Little League Celebrates 50 Years of Opening Days

St. Croix’s Elmo Plaskett Little League opened its 50th season with parades and ceremonies Saturday and Sunday in Christiansted and Frederiksted. This is tradition; every year the league kicks off baseball season with great fanfare.
Schneider VP of Facilities Management Darryl Smalls puts on an 'open' sign on the Myrah Keating Smith marquee on St. John.

St. John’s Modular Hospital Now Open for Business

The newly installed modular hospital units on St. John, named the MKS Interim Health Center, opened quietly to the public Thursday night, marking a milestone for St. John residents who have been going to Myrah Keating Smith Community Center’s makeshift quarters inside the DeCastro Clinic for 18 months after the 2017 hurricanes.
Viya CEO Geraldine Pitt, left, shakes hands with Sen. Novelle Francis (D-STX) at Thurday’s hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Viya Asks Senate to Revisit Vetoed ‘Dig Once Bill’

Viya Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Pitt called on lawmakers Thursday to revisit former Sen. Nellie O’Reilly’s “Dig Once” legislation, calling it a critical component in ensuring the resilience of essential infrastructures, including Viya’s network.
VIPA acting Assistant Director Angelo Raimondi speaks to shippers about proposed amendments to the existing marine tariff.

VIPA Rolls Out Two Changes to Marine Tariff, Tables Two Others

At a public hearing on St. Thomas, V.I. Port Authority officials proposed four amendments to its existing marine tariff: two will go into effect, while the remaining two were tabled after local shipping companies expressed concerns about everything from billing to Customs delays.

Leads Lengthened, Leads Overtaken on Day 2 of STIR

Blue skies, warm seas and winds blowing steadily at 12 to 15 knots over the round-the-island and round-the-buoy courses proved fun for everyone in this St. Thomas Yacht Club-hosted event.





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