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Terminix Manager Pleads Guilty to Illegally Applying Pesticide

Jose Rivera, 58, former Branch Manager of Terminix International USVI, LLC , pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of illegally applying fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Archers celebrate their win in the championship of the Mens Summer Flag Football League. (Photo by Francisco Jarvis)

Archers Shock Sharks to Take Home Summer League Championship

The Archers surprised everyone – except perhaps themselves – Saturday, as they upset the previously undefeated Sharks, 8-6, to win the championship of the 2018 Men’s Summer League Championship at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
St. Croix-born jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. rides Toll Guard at Belterra July 7. (Photo by Ricky Plaskett)

Prentice Fell in Love with Riding on STX, Found Success on the Mainland

St. Croix-born jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. has been plugging away at his craft on tracks all across the U.S., racking up win after win – and it hasn't stopped yet.
District Judge Curtis Gomez USVI (File photo)

Judge Gomez at a Loss to Untangle WMA Management Mess

The ongoing disarray at the Waste Management Authority played out in a federal courtroom Thursday when the agency's latest director appeared in the courtroom, sitting quietly until the judge ordered him to the witness stand.

National Campaign to Detect and Deter Human Trafficking Introduced in the V.I.

A nationwide initiative to combat human trafficking was launched Thursday in the U.S. Virgin Islands with training sessions hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Isaac Passes the USVI Without Causing Much Stir

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing almost 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean.

Senate Rules Committee Waves Through Budget Bills

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee breezed through the approval of 28 budget bills Thursday, bringing those bills one step shy of final approval by the full Senate body.

Woman Gets Five Years for Embezzling from VIPA

Lydia Cabret, a former 30-year employee of the V.I. Port Authority, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for embezzling $213,098.58 from the agency, although all but six months of the sentence were suspended.

DIVI Carina Bay Casino Reopens

Divi Carina Bay Casino reopened Wednesday after being closed for almost exactly a year due to last year's hurricanes.

Weather Service Warns of High Surf, Rip Currents

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory Thursday morning for the U.S. Virgin Islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into the Caribbean.

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