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Updated: VIPD Takes Two into Custody after Car Chase, Shootout, Manhunt

After a car chase, shoot out and manhunt, V.I. Police were battling rumors Thursday night along with the two suspects they took into custody around 7 p.m.

Rules Committee Approves Three Nominees for Government House Cabinet Posts

Three of Gov. Albert Bryan’s picks to fill cabinet posts appeared before the Senate Committee on Rules and the Judiciary Thursday. All three won approval votes, but not all were unanimous.

EPA Issues Preliminary Recommendations to Address Lead in STX Water

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it has developed a preliminary list of recommended actions the V.I. government should take to rid St. Croix’s municipal water system of lead contamination and that during recent testing at 11 household faucets, three of 119 samples came back with slightly elevated levels of the heavy metal.

Christiansted Harbor Welcomes the Denis Sullivan

Christiansted Harbor welcomed the Denis Sullivan back for its second year to St. Croix along with the World Ocean School, a Boston-based nonprofit that has been working in the U.S. Virgin Islands for eighteen seasons.

Hone Your Citizen Science Skills at SEA’s BioBlitz Event on Saturday

Join the St. Croix Environmental Association for a day of citizen science and free family fun on Saturday as it hosts its annual Community BioBlitz at the Southgate Coastal Reserve.

Churches, Pan Dragons, Join Sing St. John’s Choirs for Holiday Celebration in the Park on Dec. 16

Sing St. John will hold its sixth annual Holiday Celebration in Cruz Bay’s Frank Powell Park on Dec. 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Man’s Death Marks St. Thomas’ 20th Homicide for 2023

A man died Thursday after succumbing to gunshot injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Senators Hold Bill to Confiscate Guns of Extreme-Risk Individuals

A bill that would give the V.I. Police Department the flexibility to suspend the licenses of registered gun holders if they’re a threat to themselves or others got an airing before the Senate Wednesday but was ultimately held because of concerns from senators and other testifiers.

Questions Swirl In Apparent Tourism Budget Spat

An inter-departmental kerfuffle about the Tourism Department’s budget became a public pistarkle Wednesday, with even government insiders scratching their heads.

From Long Island to the Virgin Islands: Photographer Reflects On Love, Loss and Life on St. John

St. John-based photographer Nancy Borowick's essay commemorates the 10th anniversary of her father's passing and the deeply personal project that shaped her photo career.

Committee Moves Bills for Medical Technicians at Schools and Safe Havens for Newborns

On Wednesday, the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services forwarded two bills to the Rules and Judiciary Committee. One bill would protect newborn babies, and the second would give school-age children an essential link to some medical care.

“Hope for the Future” Exhibit at Studio Walsh: Closing Saturday

Watercolorist and local organic farmer Luca Gasperi was joined by his wife Christina and daughter Marina with their artwork in the “Hope for the Future” exhibit, which opened at Studio Walsh Dec. 1.

Five Events on Dec. 9 Kick Off STJ’s Holiday Season

It’s been a long time since St. John was a sleepy little island, but there’s probably never been a day so chocked-full of holiday events as this coming Saturday.

VIPD Arrests Suspect in the Murder of Chandler “Frenchie” Heath

Quasheem Christian, 23, who was identified as the suspect in the death of Chandler “Frenchie” Heath, was arrested Wednesday on St. Croix and charged with first-degree murder, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Christmas Spoken Here – Perfect Place to Find Holiday Gifts and Santa

Santa will help make the season bright for children of all ages as The St. George Village Botanical Garden hosts Christmas Spoken Here on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aquaculture Interests Get Renewed Push

Pretty much stalled for about a quarter of a century, the move toward developing large-scale aquaculture in the territory got a boost last week when the government announced it has a draft plan for regulating the industry.

Honeymoon Beach, Buccaneer Resort Vying for Votes in USA Today Contest

Honeymoon Beach on St. John is in the competition for the title of “Best Caribbean Beach” in a readers’ choice awards contest being run by USA Today, with public voting open until Jan. 1.

Bryan Extends Local State of Emergency Through Dec. 29; Minor Cannabis Convictions May Qualify for Expungement

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended a local State of Emergency for 30 days through Dec. 29, providing ongoing access to resources to address water quality issues on St. Croix. Separately, individuals with minor cannabis convictions may have records expunged. 

“Ah Glow In Deh Park – Ah Glittering Jubilee of Trees for the World to See” Tree Lighting To Bring Holiday Joy to Christiansted

The 5th Annual Limpricht Park Tree Lighting, presented by the Crucian Cultural Group, will take place on Friday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Limpricht Park on King Street in Christiansted.

Archery Field on STX Is Ready for All Skill Levels

The Isaac Gateword James Park and Archery Field in Estate La Grange are open to the community for all skill levels, Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning & Natural Resources announced Monday.


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