ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Water and Power Authority came under fire Tuesday after unveiling a long-term, consultant-driven plan for efficiency — a plan that residents, unconvinced, slammed as convoluted “mumbo jumbo” and another hopeless attempt to rid the territory of its exorbitant rates and u…
Long-awaited plans to merge the V.I. Port Authority and the West Indian Co. are apparently on the back-burner, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., who on Monday, said his administration already has too many “ducks on the table” to tackle the project right now.
New details surrounding a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the West Indian Co. have plaintiff Yacht Haven USVI accusing WICO of an active, years-long scheme to undermine Yacht Haven Grande as a viable competitor, diverting — and even blocking — business from the marina complex in favor of…
ST. THOMAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its OK to build a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection pier and office at the Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook.
ST. CROIX — Bicyclists on St. Croix will soon be able to travel along the Christiansted Bypass more safely as a bike path is on the way, according to officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday.
The holiday season kicked off Friday on St. John with Mongoose Junction’s Evening in the Courtyard event, where live music and performances by mocko jumbies and the Caribbean Ritual Dancers evoked a festive feeling.
Coral Bay Community Council is in the process of mobilizing grant funds with the help of community members to realize the common goal of cleaning up the shorelines of Coral Bay.
ST. CROIX — Gov. Albert Bryan on Tuesday proposed legalizing recreational marijuana to help fund the Government Employees’ Retirement System, saying it would help the public pension system, which is facing insolvency by 2024.
The Virgin Islands welcomed two AARP dignitaries this week, attending events on both St. Thomas and St. Croix to present community leaders with the prestigious Andrus Award and to witness the unveiling of an AARP Community Challenge.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. recently met with the owner and developer of the soon-to-be-completed Lovango Resort and Beach Club, the first newly constructed resort development in the territory in 30 years.
ST. CROIX — The Christiansted Community Alliance, in conjunction with the Crucian Cultural Group and supporting organizations, are getting ready to bring a cultural infusion to the town of Christiansted.
ST. THOMAS — Students at Lockhart Elementary School were given roughly $4,000-worth of school supplies Tuesday, courtesy of donations from local OfficeMax customers.
ST. THOMAS — Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. addressed Monday what he described as the public’s “confusion” over a proposed utility base rate increase in the territory, insisting the hike will be offset by lowered surcharges — and not affect customer bills.
ST. CROIX — A three-week saga came to an end Monday as students and staff returned to the St. Croix Central High School for a full day of classes.
ST. CROIX — A dog, abandoned by its owner, has a new lease on life after the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s veterinary clinic successfully removed a large tumor from its side.
ST. THOMAS — Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said his administration has already begun talks to “dissolve” the two district boards overseeing the territory’s hospitals in favor of a single board.
The V.I. Water and Power Authority recently issued a “scam alert” to customers who appear to be targets of unauthorized attempts to solicit money from WAPA payments, according to a statement.
SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard is warning beachgoers and boaters to heed high-surf and small craft advisories in effect through today after two kayers were rescued in waters just off Ocean Park Beach in San Juan.
The Queen Mary II and the Silver Wind cruise ships pay a visit to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, on Saturday. The winter season is ramping up, with a total of five cruise ship visits to St. Thomas today, and two more calling on Tortola.
ST. CROIX — Three men on St. Croix were arrested and charged with various crimes after reportedly attempting to evade officers during a traffic stop on Sunday.
ST. CROIX — The V.I. Police Department announced Friday that a woman with behavioral health issues who was temporarily residing on St. Croix is now back with her family in Houston.
ST. CROIX — Local artists both new and experienced set up shop at the Estate Whim Museum Sunday for the annual Starving Artists Day, giving residents the perfect opportunity to do some shopping for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.
Love City Strong is encouraging the public to give a little back Tuesday by joining the global generosity movement, “Giving Tuesday,” and donating to the St. John nonprofit’s Resilient Housing Initiative.
The number of subcontractors involved in ramping up the Limetree Bay Terminals operation on St. Croix is expected to plummet over the next couple of months as the refinery moves away from a construction phase and toward its commissioning and restart phases.
ST. CROIX — With the first official event of the 2019-2020 Crucian Christmas Festival season set for Sunday, the Tourism Department’s Division of Festivals says it is ready to put on the month-long event in a way that has never been seen before.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a statement Friday warning against wasteful government spending, even as revenue is projected to increase in the coming year.
ST. CROIX — Some dedicated shoppers stood in line as early as 4 a.m. on Friday to catch some of the many deals offered by stores around St. Croix on the biggest shopping day of the year — Black Friday.
While some got their Black Friday shopping done early Friday morning, others chose to get their discounted items in downtown Christiansted as hundreds of residents turned out for the final Jump Up event of the year Friday on St. Croix. Many stores stayed open late, offering discounted prices…
Jean Walcott, left, and Joan Barry have been best friends for more than 50 years and said they can’t remember when last they had seen each other. The two were reunited at the Christiansted Jump Up on Friday evening.
ST. CROIX — As residents across the island prepare for the fast-approaching Christmas holiday, the owners of Plaza Extra West remind them that they will once again be selling live Christmas trees to benefit the Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands’ Queen Louise Home for Children.
The location of the first Penn-Scipio Thanksgiving luncheon was stated incorrectly in Friday’s edition of The Daily News. The first luncheon was held under the Mrs. Addelita Cancryn building in the cove, in 1994.
ST. THOMAS — V.I. Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt says he is disappointed by the recent leak of a preliminary draft audit of the Board of Education.
The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs says it has received many calls and visits from individuals in the community, both for and against new and existing businesses selling alcohol or operating a nightclub or a cabaret.
ST. THOMAS — Scores of residents gathered for the annual Penn-Scipio Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday in Emancipation Garden, an opportunity to feast on traditional holiday fixings and witness firsthand the kindness of a community giving back.
ST. THOMAS — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to fine the government for every day officials do not comply with court orders to improve the St. Thomas jail — and to use that money to pay detainees’ bail.
ST. CROIX — Lovers of all things coconut are in for a treat this weekend as St. Croix Farmers in Action holds its annual Crucian Coconut Festival.
The University of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency invite the community to participate in meetings geared toward the development of the Territorial Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.