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DPNR to Celebrate Exotic Amnesty Week May 28 Through June 4

Residents are invited to bring in their rare, non-native animal species from birds to snakes for a free permit without penalty, to the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

CIB Arrest Fugitive from Justice for Charges in Colorado State

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, 50-year-old Brett Kimelman was taken into custody at 6:53 p.m. by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

66-Year-Old Man Arrested and Charged on Rape First Degree

On May 26, 2022, the 911 Emergency Call center received a call from a female victim who reported that she was sexually assaulted by her intimate male friend, Albert Edwards.

Public Finance Approves $1.5 M Covid Education Grant

A public education campaign to help Virgin Islands residents live with the ongoing spread of Covid-19 will receive $1.5 million in funding because of action taken by the Public Finance Authority.

WAPA Board Approves Purchase of Electric Vehicles

On Thursday, the Governing Board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved the purchase of electric vehicles.

VIDOH Applauds VIWMA in Their COVID-19 Wastewater Testing

The Virgin Islands Department of Health would like to inform the community that it has been working collaboratively with the VI Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) since February 2021 to compare wastewater testing results at the VIWMA wastewater facilities to DOH human surveillance data.

VIDOH Issues A Public Health Warning About the Monkeypox Virus

The VI Department of Health is warning the public that while there have been zero cases reported in the United States Virgin Islands, as of May 25, 2022, there have been 241 confirmed and six suspected cases of monkeypox reported in several countries.

St. Croix Man Charge With Possession of An Unlicensed Firearm

According to United States Attorney Delia L. Smith, 21-year-old Rionel Allembert of St. Croix has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a firearm within a school zone.

Port Authority Officer Charged With 12 Kilos Cocaine

A Port Authority officer was caught with 12.6 kilos of cocaine at the Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, officials said Friday.

Missing Person: Judith Heath

52-year-old Judith Heath has been reported missing. She was last seen on May 25, 2022, in the Frenchman's Bay area, of St. Thomas.

A St. Thomas Superior Court Jury Returns Verdict for Devindra Jaglal

According to an announcement made by V.I. Attorney General Denise George, a St. Thomas Superior Court jury found 39-year-old Devindra Jaglal guilty of second-degree assault and simple assault on May 26th after he imprisoned a woman against her will in 2020.

Sculptor Mike Walsh displays “Pieces” at sevenminusseven

Tonight, the sevenminusseven art gallery's first curated exhibit in nearly two years, showcasing the talents of metal sculptor Mike Walsh in a new show called "Pieces," comes to a close.

Antilles School’s Gabrielle Baa is Territorial Doodle for Google Winner

Flying in from San Francisco, Google Diversity Specialist Laurie Bennett helped surprise Antilles School sixth-grader Gabrielle Baa with some exciting news: out of thousands of entries, Gabrielle’s was recently selected as the territorial winner of the annual Google for Doodle competition.

Division of Environmental Protection Submits Air Quality Report for Comment

The comment period will end 30 days after the notice is posted. Please address comments to Austin F. Callwood, DPNR director.

*UPDATE: Legislature Calls on Payne to Resign as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Mount*

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a statement Thursday calling on Attorney General Denise George to open an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse made against At-Large Sen. Steven Payne by a young woman who alleged that Payne sexually assaulted her when she was a minor.

Fill Out Agrifest Survey, Get $5 ‘Good Food Bucks’

The $5 “Good Food Bucks” voucher can be used to make minimum purchases of $5 from participating vendors, selling plants, produce, and goods in the Farmer’s Market Pavilion.

Just 55 Percent of USVI Vaccinated as COVID-19 Infections Continue

During Wednesday’s hearing of the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services, Nicole Craigwell-Syms, assistant commissioner of the V.I. Health Department, updated senators on COVID-19 in the territory saying it will always be with us in some form, like the flu.

Princeton Honors Graduate from U.S. Virgin Islands

Mansi Totwani flew home to St. Thomas this week, loaded down with awards and accolades she received at Princeton University and anxious to start work and the search for a graduate school where she can earn a medical degree.

Cycling Federation Donald’s Challenge Road Race Set for May 29

Due to impassable road conditions, the race has been changed from the V.I. National Guard Road Race in Estate Bethlehem to the Donald's Challenge Road Race on Southside Road.

Task Force Formed to Deal with Cannabis Edibles in V.I. Schools

An Edibles Task Force has been formed to deal with the growing use of edible cannabis by the territory’s students, a V.I. Police Department representative said during Wednesday’s Senate Health Hospitals and Human Services Committee hearing.

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