The Senate’s Committee on Education and Workforce Development has moved forward a bill banning corporal punishment in the territory’s schools, after hearing testimony about the practice’s effects on individuals and communities.
Domestic Violence advocates like Anya Stuart and Clema Lewis are busy working to educate residents on an issue that is normally only in the news when it’s too late and the worst has already happened.
Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden, who is facing possible expulsion from the Legislature for violating a COVID-19 quarantine order, has responded to a list of charges filed by a special committee on ethical conduct.
The U.S. Agriculture Department has ordered a temporary halt to movement of all pigs and pork products in an effort to stop the spread of African swine fever, which is not a threat to humans, but is a serious threat to domestic and wild pigs, according to a news release Friday.
Petra Victor knows the cost to families and individuals fighting cancer because she has lived it. There are many others in the community who have also had that experience and now want to give back.
Senators of the Rules and Judiciary Committee voted to 6-0 in favor of confirming Ray Martinez to serve as the next commissioner of the V.I. Police Department.
The V.I. Cannabis Board announced Thursday that proposed rules and regulations for medical cannabis will be published online in advance of a Zoom public hearing on Nov. 18.
The circumstances leading to a tragic 2019 shooting that left a 9-year-old child dead are detailed in the arrest warrant affidavit for V.I. Bureau of Corrections officer Jahmeel Williams.
ST. THOMAS — The final touches are being put in place on Government House, nearly four years after hurricanes Irma and Maria severely damaged the historic building.
A St. Croix corrections officer has been charged with failing to secure his licensed firearm, resulting in the 2019 shooting death of 9-year-old Christino Jose Gonzalez.
On Tuesday, the Senate’s Finance Committee sought to make sure visitors to the territory’s private vacation rentals are contributing to the government’s finances.
In the seven years since the Island Green Living Association rebranded with a new name and a broader focus, the nonprofit has implemented several initiatives that work to combat the challenges of an ever-increasing waste stream on an island with limited space and resources. IGLA Executive Di…
Johnny Caines is still officially missing on St. Croix, but police announced Wednesday that the unidentified, badly decomposed body of a Black male was found near a car registered to a recently-missing person.
A St. Thomas man serving a four-year prison sentence for burglary was charged with additional crimes after police said he was caught smuggling drugs.
V.I. Police have started an “Officer of the Month” program, and are planning prize giveaways for the winner of a “Wacky Socks” contest and other incentives intended to boost morale.
A Senate committee, for the second time under Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s administration, voted not to move a bill forward to merge the V.I. Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services Division with the V.I. Fire Service, citing a need for further amendments.
V.I. Police have seized or recovered 20 illegal firearms on St. Croix since August, but an influx of “ghost guns” are being shipped into the territory piecemeal, St. Croix Deputy Chief of Police Uston Cornelius said during a news conference Tuesday.
Liberty Mobile USVI launched its new brand identity, logo and slogan, “Your World, Better Connected,” in a press conference Tuesday at the University of the Virgin Islands. As part of their commitment to the territory, Liberty also announced $100,000 in donations to six community organizations.
Claudio Ponce Jr., who was released from prison in December, has been arrested again after police said he lured an elderly man to a remote area on St. Croix where he and an accomplice tied the victim up and stole his truck.
A St. Croix man was charged with aggravated assault and battery after police said he punched an officer investigating a disturbance at a bar, according to documents filed in V.I. Superior Court.
Numerous government employees have been illegally collecting both a salary and pension, also known as “double-dipping,” including one individual who did so for an extraordinary 14 years, according to the latest audit report by V.I. Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt.
Highly anticipated by publications such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe, Virgin Islander Tiphanie Yanique’s latest novel, “Monster in the Middle,” a multi-generational love story that explores how history and family origins affect love and relationships, is being released today.
TORTOLA — A popular British Virgin Islands musician and volleyball player was killed and three others injured in a boating accident Saturday night near Tortola’s south coast between Prospect Reef and Slaney, on the outskirts of Road Town.
ST. THOMAS — When Hurricane Irma tore the roof off their home in Estate Wintberg, Dale and Edita Carty took refuge in a small stairwell, huddling together as the storm raged around them.
ST. THOMAS — Five men have been charged with federal drug crimes after federal agents busted a cocaine trafficking operation at Havensight Mall, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced Friday.
ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Fire Service said no one was seriously injured in a fire that engulfed a three-story building in Frenchtown Friday afternoon.
ST. THOMAS — A man living on the streets of downtown Charlotte Amalie attacked and sexually assaulted a woman in an alley, and threatened to kill her with a rock if she reported him, according to V.I. Police.
Construction on the long-dormant $27 million Paul E. Joseph Stadium “will resume next week” after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted approval for the project to move forward, according to a news release issued by Government House on Thursday.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman is visiting the territory today to tour the islands’ disaster recovery efforts “and underscore HUD’s commitment under the Biden-Harris Administration to support their recovery and renewal,” according to a news release.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee heard from several applicants Thursday, many of whom were seeking to build or renovate on St. John.
Legislators on Wednesday received updates on respective consent decrees from Bureau of Corrections and V.I. Police Department officials during a hearing of the Senate’s Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety Committee.