The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the Virgin Islands and nearby Puerto Rico after Tropical Storm Karen formed Sunday morning.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says the unreliability and insolvency of the Water and Power Authority has plunged the territory into an “energy crisis,” one that warrants a state of emergency declaration.
ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Water and Power Authority Governing Board has authorized a $830,000 contract to repair a broken generator unit at the Estate Richmond Power Plant on St. Croix.
The search for a missing 48-year-old Kentucky woman visiting St. John continued Sunday, with National Park Service staff searching the Salt Pond grounds and water near the Ram Head Trail, according to a news release from the V.I. National Park Service.
Police on St. Croix are investigating an accident that left two minors with critical injuries, according to V.I. Police spokesperson Glen Dratte.
ST. THOMAS — The Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra will travel to Minnesota next month as part of a weeklong cultural exchange opportunity — but with music front and center.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will receive public comment on the Clean Air Act permit application for Limetree Bay on St. Croix.
Prosecutors have asked a judge not to release Elvin Wrensford pending his retrial for the 2012 murder of Gilbert Hendricks Jr., and say he poses a threat to a surviving witness in the case, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
A St. Croix man is charged with several federal crimes after Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized marijuana plants, cocaine and a firearm from his home Wednesday, according to court records.
Just when I thought I had seen enough, heard enough, and surely said enough about theological implications of horrific weather in 2019’s hurricane season … After I had trotted out my Isaiah, Job and Habakkuk insights …
ST. CROIX — Two years after Hurricane Maria slammed into the territory, leaving St. Croix especially with catastrophic damage, nonprofit organizations continue to push forward.
ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Senate Finance Committee favorably advanced 31 budget bills Thursday to the Rules and Judiciary Committee, bringing the fiscal year 2020 budget one step closer to passing.
The tales of civil rights activist, world traveler, and boat builder Peter Muilenburg’s life could have filled a novel — and in fact his true life stories filled two books, “Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light” and “A Sea Dog’s Tale: The True Story of a Small Dog on a Big Ocean,” both penned by Mu…
ST. THOMAS — Public access to some of the territory’s most pristine beaches continues to be stymied or flat out denied by property owners bent on preserving their “private beach” status.
ST. THOMAS — Members of the V.I. Senate Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Affairs agreed to approve — and hold — a number of bills during a hearing Wednesday.
Following years of staggering homicide rates and waves of deadly gun violence, V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett is imploring her colleagues to pass legislation mandating universal background checks and other forms of gun control.
ST. THOMAS — The St. Thomas Humane Society will hold a Hurricane Preparedness with Pets clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 at the Frenchtown Community Center.
A St. Croix woman is facing a possible life prison sentence after prosecutors say she continued arranging cocaine shipments to Florida while awaiting trial on federal charges for the same crime.
ST. CROIX — Five months after the initial announcement of a new home-repair program, government officials at a Wednesday press conference say it could begin “as soon as November.”
Students interested in attending federal service academies are encouraged to apply for entry, and V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett said Wednesday that nomination packets are now available.
ST. CROIX — Court documents in the murder of Emile Brin reveal that he was choked until he lost consciousness and had a plastic bag placed over his head to ensure asphyxiation before he was wrapped in a sheet and stuffed into the trunk of a car that was later set on fire.
Officials are warning Virgin Islanders to be vigilant of a new storm that is gaining strength, and could approach the territory in the coming days.
A St. Croix man once deemed trustworthy enough to serve as a court-appointed custodian for a suspect under indictment has been charged with the 2018 murder of 22-year-old Emile Brin, according to police and court records.
Southland Gaming has donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army on St. Thomas, and has pledged to match additional donations up to $10,000 after a rash of break-ins left food pantry shelves bare.
ST. THOMAS — Bills involving loitering, seat belts and the use of credit cards were among several voted on and approved Monday during a full legislative session.
ST. THOMAS — At least three people were involved in the Sept. 11 attempt to rob the Scotiabank in Altona of nearly $1 million in cash that left a security guard injured, according to federal court documents detailing the arrest of one of the suspects.
Utility advisers are linking the rampant power outages in the St. Thomas-St. John district to two APR Energy rental units — and an unreliable fuel system — at the St. Thomas power plant.
As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall approaches, four V.I. government agencies provided updates on recovery efforts during a press briefing Monday at Government House on St. Croix.
The V.I. Health Department says Virgin Islanders are not at risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the rare mosquito-borne illness that has already claimed two lives this season and left several others ill or incapacitated on the mainland.