Anguilla Landfill reopens on St. Croix

ST. THOMAS — A budget reduction of more than $500,000 in the next fiscal year has the V.I. Office of Inspector General unable to hire four more auditors.

The St. Croix Foundation has announced the completion of phase one of their Pilot Solar-Supported Community Center Project and Workforce Development Initiative aimed at increasing resiliency within community centers while providing job training for careers in solar energy.

ST. THOMAS — A man convicted in connection with a cocaine trafficking conspiracy on St. Thomas has been sentenced to serve an additional sentence of home confinement after violating the terms of his supervised release.

Retired chiropractor and former V.I. Olympian Dr. Marlon Williams stopped to “enjoy his flowers” during a recent run on St. Croix. The yellow hibiscus, which symbolizes happiness, luck and positivity, is one of several species growing around the island. They can be found in other colors, inc…

Phi-Jan Merchant, second from right, won the under-12 age group category in the mango-eating contest at the 2014 Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival at the St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix. More than 3,000 people attended the event, according to organizers.

The V.I. Water and Power Authority announced on Friday the conclusion of the “Your Energy Stimulus,” or YES program, which offered customers a subsidy to pay down their utility bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. WAPA added, however, that any active electrical account holder who did not receiv…

U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert has announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Inspector General, will provide free online training for Virgin Islands federal grantees and law enforcement personnel from June 13 to 15.

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The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation has been awarded $306,950 in federal funds to refurbish the Joseph Aubain Ballpark on St. Thomas.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Tyrone Gifft of St. Thomas operates an elevator in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 11, is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

Just over six weeks after allowing the territory’s bars to reopen, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Thursday that an alarming 14% of test results returned the previous day were positive for COVID-19, and restrictions on social activity will be reimplemented until the rate drops.

Newly released guidelines for the safe reopening of schools in the territory offer a glimpse of a radically altered school culture, one shaped by personal distance, frequent sanitation and curtailed social events.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the territory continued to gain speed Wednesday with St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas all setting single-day records for new infections, according to the V.I. Health Department.

A prisoner at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has tested positive for COVID-19 — the first case confirmed at the facility since the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic began — and a tuberculosis outbreak was also reported Monday, according to documents filed in U.S…

After former Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden admitted to stealing nearly $300,000 for luxury trips and shopping sprees, six individuals — including an attorney and a staff member at the jail in Puerto Rico where she’s been awaiting sentencing — have submitted letters …

Despite the uncertainty hanging over the 2020-21 school year as COVID-19 persists, the Bryan administration is standing firm in its commitment to rebuild and renovate the territory’s ailing public schools within five years.

A Virgin Islander working in the tech industry has endowed a scholarship fund of $25,000 to support computer science students at the University of the Virgin Islands, according to a news release.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has requested from the Legislature a 60-day extension to the State of Emergency declaration enacted on March 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 2,000 territory businesses have received loans under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, according to records obtained by The Daily News.

ST. THOMAS — A St. Thomas man was arrested Saturday after police say he fired his gun while pistol-whipping another man in American Yacht Harbor, and forced two women to file a false police report in an effort to cover up the crime.

An employee of Limetree Bay on St. Croix awaiting trial for possession of an unauthorized firearm was arrested again Saturday and charged in connection with having another illegal weapon, according to court records.

The V.I. Bureau of Corrections and the Virgin Islands Equestrian Equine Therapy Project are partnering to provide The Elite Program, a vocational training course in horse care, horse training and equine assisted therapy to inmates at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility in St. Croix.

While the fate of the territory’s 2020-21 school year remains in flux over COVID-19, the one sure thing for students, parents and teachers is that school will no longer be the same.

Crowds turned out for some July 4th sun and surf at Coki Point Beach, St. Thomas. Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. placed new restrictions last week on V.I. beaches and bars in light of a recent spike in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory.

The University of the Virgin Islands is reopening campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix for the fall semester with new safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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ST. THOMAS — So, what’s going on in Frenchtown? Quite a bit, actually. With two new restaurants, a Saturday morning market and other changes, the main drag of Frenchtown is seeing a surge of revitalization to reaffirm the area as a dining destination.

A man was beaten with a pipe and shot Wednesday on St. Thomas, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.

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