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Davis Convicted of Possessing Cocaine, Assaulting Officer

Jimmy Davis, a 41-year-old St. Croix man, was found guilty by a jury in the St. Croix District Court of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday in a news release.
Eager contestants throw themselves into the water for the first leg of the triathlon, the swimming leg. (Photo provided by Al LaBorde)

Sunrise Rotary Kids Triathlon Takes Off Again Under Clear Sky

Hoots, hollers and hugs were the order of the day on Saturday at Magens Bay as 97 young people swam, biked and ran in the ninth Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon.

Unidentified Man Dies of Gunshot Wound on STT

A black male, age and identity unknown as of 6 p.m. Monday, was shot in the head while riding his bicycle early Sunday and died of his injury shortly after noon on Monday, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Window Opens as Door Closes on Hurricane Home Repair

While the door closed Monday on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Program, the V.I. Housing Finance Authority is opening a window with a new home repair program.

St. Croix Track Club Mustangs Do Well at Finals Qualifying Meet

The St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) congratulates its athletes, who competed in the finals qualifying performances that were recently held in Penuelas, Puerto Rico.

Health System: Staggering, Swaying, Yet Still Standing

The territory’s health system is facing challenges on many fronts. Before September 2017, there were concerns about the lack of medical providers in some specialties, a large part of the population was without health insurance, there were insufficient facilities and programs for people suffering mental illness, and chronic staffing shortages.
Todd Manley, co-founder of Sion Farms Distillery, stands amid the hustle and bustle of the equipment being installed in the facility. (Linda Morland photo)

Sion Farm Distillery Readies to Produce Mutiny Island Vodka on STX

Sion Farm Distillery has found its new St. Croix home in an iconic location, the old Island Dairies facility in Estate Sion Farm. The distillery is the new home of Mutiny Island Vodka, a product made from breadfruit and created in what the owner calls a “green” environment.
This modest Coral Bay home has 13 solar panels, as well as solar hot water and a Tesla powerwall. Photo provided by Annette Mattiuz)

STJ Community Foundation and Solarize St. John Strive to Make Solar Affordable

Solarize St. John has launched an initiative to offer discounts for all St. John residents and help as many as one hundred families purchase solar energy systems through crowdfunding. The St. John Community Foundation launched a separate initiative with a similar goal.

Southeastern Conference Has Long Been a Good Fit for VITFF Stars

Of all the colleges/universities at which Virgin Islands National Track and Field Team members have made their presence known, a close look should be given at the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA, which, over the years, appears to have been a perfect fit for these athletes.
Judges sample and rate the Fred’s food and drinks. The Fred came in first in Appetizers. (Susan Ellis photo)

For A Taste of St. Croix, the Second Time Was the Charm

After a lukewarm event last November, A Taste of St. Croix reclaimed its place Thursday as a premier event when hundreds of residents and visitors turned out in their finery to sample some of the best food and drinks from the island.

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