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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.