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VIPD Schedules Parking Restrictions for Downtown Christiansted

There will be no parking from midnight to 1 p.m. Vehicles found parked on those streets will be towed at the owner’s expense.

U.S. Department of Justice Gives $400,000 Grant to VI for Sex Offender Program

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act initiatives requires convicted sex offenders to register in the states in which they live, work or attend school.

Energy Office Notifies Businesses of Required Applications for Rebate Program

The V.I. Energy Office will only accept and process rebate applications from local businesses that provide a copy of their current business license, IRS W 9 form and products list.

Police Charge Man with Rape, Kidnapping

At 11:21 a.m. Monday the V.I. Police Department executed an arrest warrant on Roldeson Lazard, age 21 of Sion Farm, charging him with first-degree rape, kidnapping/false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, simple assault and battery, and disturbance of the peace.

Sports, Parks and Recreation to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on Oct. 26

The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation will hold an Employee Appreciation Day filled with team-building activities on Tuesday, Oct. 26. All DSPR offices in the territory will be closed for regular business on this day.

Woman Reports Being Raped in Altona Area

A woman reported to police that she had been raped by a man who picked her up early Monday, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Shooting Victim Treated for Wounded Foot

A man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for a wound he received in a shooting Monday afternoon in the Savan area of St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Community Mourns the Loss of Broadcaster, Friend Anita Davis-Sedlak

The news of the death of Anita Davis-Sedlak after an illness was met with shock and sorrow, not only by those who knew her best, but by people who may have met her a few times in passing, who listened to her on the radio growing up,

Virgin Islander Tapped as Interim Superintendent for Pittsburgh Public Schools

In September, Wayne Walters was named interim superintendent for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a system to which he has dedicated more than 30 years, serving first as a teacher, then climbing the ranks to assistant superintendent.

Arioc Diaz Melendez, a 28-year-old from Puerto Rico, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. According to court documents, Melendez was the captain of a vessel that was traveling without...

This Week’s Senate Calendar: Oct. 25-29, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

VITF Holds Halloween-Themed Swim, Bike, Run for Your Life Triathlon & Aquathlon

On Sunday, the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation (VITF) held a tune-up event in preparation for the Beauty & The Beast Triathlon, which is scheduled for Nov, 28 at Cramer's Park, St Croix.

Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar Named Founding Dean of UVI Medical School

St. Thomas native Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar has been appointed founding dean of the University of the Virgin Islands  S. Donald Sussman School of Medicine, UVI announced Monday.

Clothesline Project Cultivates Awareness of Domestic Violence in the Territory

A message condemning domestic violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands was strung from the central pillars in Tutu Park Mall in St. Thomas on Saturday, fluttering in the breeze, commemorating the 260 islanders in the last decade who have died because of it.

Author Tiphanie Yanique Promoting Her New Novel in USVI Appearances

Yanique is scheduled to greet the public at a book signings on St. Thomas and St. John Oct. 28. Those who can’t catch either in person appearances can still meet the author in a virtual events set for Oct. 28 and for Liberty Day on Nov. 1. She will be signing and reading from her latest novel, "Monster in the Middle."

Suriname Defeats USVI in U-17 Women’s Qualifying Game

It was a tough day at the office for the U.S. Virgin Islands Under 17 Women’s National Team, falling to Suriname, 3-1, in the Concacaf Qualifier held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Territorial Nurses Renewal Applications Due by Oct. 31

All packets must be received by Dec. 10 to ensure license approval and issuance by Jan. 1, 2022.

USDA Takes Aggressive Action to Protect U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico from African Swine Fever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily stopped the movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products and swine byproducts into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from other countries and from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands into the U.S. mainland.

UVI Trustees Elect Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. to Board, OK UVI Med School Strategic Plan

Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. was elected to a five-year term on the University of the Virgin Islands’ Board of trustees beginning Tuesday. He will fill one of the vacant positions on the board that were held by Alexander Moorhead and Yvonne E.L. Thraen.

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting, Armed Theft on St. Croix

Kareem Smith, a 37-year-old resident of Salt River on St Croix, died of gunshot injuries incurred during a shooting incident Saturday evening, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the 26th homicide on St Croix since the beginning of the year, the 39th in the territory,

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