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Not For Profit: Reef Jam Mixes Fun and Education

Reef Jam may seem like a big beach party for many, but it's all about education for local youngsters. Organizers of the homegrown event are getting ready to stage the eighth annual Reef Jam May 24.

Adult Parade Brings Carnival 2015 to a Satisfying, Colorful Conclusion

Majorettes, calypsonians, Carnival royalty, pan bands, single entry floats and troupes in full pageantry delighted revelers Saturday for the 63rd annual St. Thomas Carnival Adult Parade.

Two VING Soldiers Arrested

Two Virgin Islands National Guard soldiers were arrested Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted them on charges of wire fraud, theft of government money, and making false statements to the government, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Friday.

Young Pirate Sails the High Seas Thanks to Make-A-Wish USVI

The flag of 7-year-old pirate Albrect "Alby" Gaby was unfurled above the waters of Charlotte Amalie harbor Thursday as he, his family and a team from Make-A-Wish sailed away for a day of swashbuckling.

V.I. Sees Some Job Growth in Latest BLS Report

The U.S. Virgin Islands recorded more gross job gains than gross job losses during the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tourism Kicks off Social Media Challenge

The V.I. Tourism Department announced Thursday the launch of the V.I. Nice Challenge, a social media competition that kicks off a broader V.I. Nice summer promotion.

Filmmaker Conservationist Seeks to Change Attitudes About Sharks

Of all the species on the planet who find themselves threatened by the actions of humans, sharks may, unfairly, inspire the least sympathy in the average environmentalist. So argued local documentary producer Paul Cater Deaton in an introduction to a screening of his 10-minute short film, 'Showdown at Tiger Beach.'

St. Croix Prepares for Slightly Smaller Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

The roads are patched, the course is laid out and elite athletes are converging on St. Croix this week for one of the greatest races in sports, the 27th Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Triathlon, Sunday, but changes in international rules will reduce the field this year.

Golden Grove Inmate Charge with Threatening a Witness

St. Thomas resident Kamoui Francis, 24, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury charging him with transmission of threat to injure, possession of prison contraband, and threatening a witness, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Neighbors Await Test Results in Pet Poisoning

St. Croix residents are waiting for lab reports on a substance found in a dog owner’s yard that may have poisoned five dogs and a cat in Estate Carlton last weekend. Only one dog survived.

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