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Judge Acquits Captain in Manslaughter Case

In the midst of a federal manslaughter trial, a judge called off the proceedings and accepted a motion by defense lawyers to acquit defendant Capt. Richard Smith of manslaughter. The ruling came on the third day in the trial in St. Thomas District Court, and before jurors hearing the case USA vs. Smith went into deliberation.
A real estate listing on St. Croix from Realtor Chris Hanley's website.

Rosy Real Estate Market Rises in V.I. Recovery

The Virgin Islands real estate sales market is healthy and back to normal after taking a temporary hit from the 2017 hurricanes. That’s the word from several industry veterans, across the territory.
A school bus picks up students at a St. Croix school in 2017. (Ivy Hunter photo)

Woodson, RIchards Are the Latest in a Decade of Smell-Related St. Croix Closures

Staff and students of both John H. Woodson Jr. High School and Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School, which is temporarily housed on the Woodson campus, went home Wednesday due to complaints of a foul odor and will stay closed until around Jan. 16 pending air testing.
Customers at 840STX can buy a CBD infused drink, or purchase the oil and infuse the drink themselves.

New Frederiksted Café Takes Cannabis to a ‘Higher Class’

Frederiksted's newest cafe, 840 STX, opened its doors Tuesday morning and offered cannabis oils, salves, and accessories along with its breakfast foods and beverages. It’s legal.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

From Air Traffic Control to Food Stamps, Fed Shutdown Affects USVI

Park Service employees are already furloughed, the passport office is closed and if the federal shutdown continues to the end of the month or longer, food stamps and school lunches will be cut by 40 percent, Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) said at a news conference Tuesday.
Capt. Richard Smith is owner and captain of Cimmaron. (Facebook photo)

Testimony Begins in Maritime Manslaughter Trial

The opening days of testimony in the seaman's-manslaughter trial of Capt. Richard Smith offered tales of erratic and violent behavior at sea that lead to a man's death.

Senate Turnover: Neville James Has Advice for Incoming Lawmakers

When the 15 members of the 33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands are sworn in Monday, 60 percent of the faces will be new. Outgoing Sen. President Neville James has some advice for them as he prepares to leave office. 'Take an analytical approach to being a senator.'

STX Teen Fatally Shot While Biking

A 17-year-old male identified by next of kin as Jurvelle Marquell Felixien was killed while riding his bike Tuesday morning in Estate Whim, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Jennifer Valiulis and her crew prepare to plant trees at the Southgate Coastal Reserve.

Youth Volunteers Help SEA Plant Native Trees

Ten community volunteers closed out the old year on Dec. 29 by helping the St. Croix Environmental Association plant native trees at the Southgate Coastal Reserve.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is sworn in Monday by Chief V.I. Supreme Court Justice Rhys S. Hodge.

Bryan Sworn in, Pledges Change that Unites the Territory

Albert Bryan was sworn in Monday as governor of the Virgin Islands, promising to work for change that unites the territory. 'I am hopeful that as we lead the charge these next four years, we do so united as one people, one government and one territory, a oneness united in our desire to improve the quality of life and in our approach to confronting the issues impacting the V.I. community," he said.

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