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USVI, Epstein Estate Reach Agreement on Compensation Fund

The attorney general's office reached an agreement in principle Friday for a victim's compensation program with the estate of deceased pedophile and V.I. tax break recipient Jeffrey Epstein, according to the Department of Justice.

Tourism Calls for “All Hands on Deck” for USVI Reopening

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte is calling for all hands on deck across the Virgin Islandsto make the reopening of the territory to leisure visitors safe and successful.

Testing Reveals Community Spread Eliminated, Officials Say Territory Ready to ‘Open Doors’

With 500 negative COVID-19 tests returned over the past few weeks, the territory’s public health experts believe the potential for community spread has been eliminated and that doors are ready to open to visitors on June 1.

Long Bay Landing Project in Jeopardy

Plans for a third cruise ship dock on St. Thomas, which would create the berthing area to dock two Oasis-class ships, are being threatened by ongoing lawsuits and the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry.
John Canegata

V.I. Republican Chairmanship and Caucus Shrouded in Uncertainty

John Canegata, whose chairmanship of the Republican Party of the territory has been called into question by critics, is calling for what he terms on Facebook a “presidential preference vote” on Saturday.

Members of V.I. Men’s Basketball Look to Take on $2 Million Tournament

Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.
Witnesses testify virtually at Wednesday's Senate committee hearing.

V.I. Prepares Protocols for Territory’s June 1 Relaunch of Tourism

The USVI will begin welcoming visitors back to its seaports, airports and hotels beginning June 1, and the V.I. Department of Health has issued a series of protocols and guidelines to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
Police process two vehicles involved in a shooting in Estate Paradise. (VIPD photo)

One of Estate Paradise Shooting Victims Succumbs to Her Wounds

One of the women injured in a May 15 shooting in Estate Paradise on St. Croix has died of her wounds, the V.I. Police Department reported.

UVI Grad Student Testing New Techniques for Coral Restoration

Dan Mele, a graduate student working on a master’s thesis in the marine and environmental science program at UVI, is testing a new coral planting method.
Kyan Crooke (VIPD photo)

Man Stabbed to Death in Estate Frydenhoj; Police Arrest Suspect

A man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening near the ballpark in Estate Frydenhoj on St. Thomas and a suspect was arrested about five hours later. The victim was identified as Mendel Felix.





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