The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission remains frustrated over the lack of an administration-appointed nominee for the director position of the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the position of Casino Control Commission chairman.
Senators grilled V.I. Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas at Friday's budget hearing about having too many high-paying leadership positions within the department.
Sometime on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.
The V.I. government shut down an illegal horse racing track on St. Croix this week. Horsemen put together the makeshift track in Williams Delight after the closure of the island's Randall “Doc” James racetrack in 2016.
With the number of positive COVID-19 cases up, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. shut down bars in the territory, extended travel restrictions for 10 states and ordered beaches closed by 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Gaming centers and casinos are also closed, effective immediately.
A fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill Thursday morning around 6 a.m. It was put out by noon and the landfill will open at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Waste Management Authority spokeswoman Melody Rames.
Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage company and Limetree Bay Refining, the affiliated companies at the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix, announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility Thursday.
Two people were killed by gunfire Thursday, an adult and a 14-year-old male, while working in the area of the shuttered Tutu High Rise.
At the Senate Finance Committee’s budget hearing for the Bureau of Corrections and the Bureau of Information Technology, senators’ questions covered a wide swath of territory, from what corrections officers are paid to whether government computers are safe from hackers.
The V.I. Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the largest single day increase in the territory since the pandemic began.