Attorneys in the retrial of three former Schneider Hospital executives presented closing arguments in the case Wednesday, and jurors will now deliberate on the previous five weeks’ worth of evidence and testimony that prosecutors say proves the men conspired to embezzle millions in public funds.

The V.I. Police Department is failing to communicate important public safety information to the community and has not responded to questions about recent crimes, including the killing of a 9-year-old boy on St. Croix.

All of Gifft Hill School’s preschool through 12th-grade students spread out across the island on Friday in pursuit of a singular goal: to give back. As part of the school’s annual GHS Gives Back day, students cleaned at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, painted at the St. John School of the Arts…

The V.I. Health Department and collaborators completed a successful drone crossing from St. Croix to St. Thomas on Friday, as a way to test the transport of critical health supplies in the event of a disaster.

ST. THOMAS — Defense attorneys finished presenting evidence Tuesday in the retrial of three former executives charged with conspiring to embezzle $5.8 million from Schneider Hospital, and lawyers for both sides will give their closing arguments today in V.I. Superior Court.

The insurers for Sunshine Mall on St. Croix have asked a federal judge to determine how much they’re required to pay of the more than $12 million in claimed damages caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017, as well as an incident where thieves reportedly used a car to ram through a security door.

ST. CROIX — Residents with a sense of community banded together to complete a necessary task that anybody could have done, but until Sunday no one had.

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ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Water and Power Authority is blaming a generating unit with “past reliability challenges” for a string of power outages that struck the St. Thomas-St. John district Sunday and Monday evenings.

A 19-year-old man was carrying two backpacks when police stopped and searched him in December, but a V.I. Superior Court judge has ruled that evidence from only one of the backpacks — both of which contained illegal firearms — is admissible in court.

Members of the V.I. Fire Service march in the Veterans Day parade Monday in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Scores of residents and government officials showed up in support of those who put their lives on the line in service to the nation, on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

ST. CROIX — Ten local artists have transformed a collection of sea turtle sculptures made from repurposed materials, including wood salvaged after Hurricane Maria.

A drum beat echoed through the streets of Cruz Bay yesterday afternoon, inspiring everyone from visitors on their way to the beach to residents passing through the town to pause and watch with reverence as the Veterans Day parade took place. Members of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Juni…

ST. CROIX — Motorists can expect the traffic light at the Castle Burke intersection, which has been out since August, to be fully operational as early as this week, according to a Public Works Department official.

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ST. THOMAS — Marine scientists gathered on St. Thomas this week to share information and advice on how to combat diseases and bleaching that are decimating the region’s coral reefs.

ST. THOMAS — The West Indian Co.’s ouster as manager of the Havensight Mall on St. Thomas has left WICO officials “extremely disappointed” and wary that a change in management will lead to several employee layoffs.

Retired Maj. Gen. Cleave McBean of St. Thomas, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Charles David of St. Croix and retired Staff Sgt. Elvis Lewis of St. John will be honored during Veterans Day observances that start Sunday on St. John.

An issue that left “a number of employees” without their regular paychecks Thursday has been resolved, according to a news release from Shayla Solomon, spokeswoman for the office of Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach.

The V.I. Education Department’s Special Nutrition Program will hold its second distribution of U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities starting at 7 a.m. today at the Agriculture Fair Grounds on St. Croix. Distribution will continue until all items are depleted.

Five contractors involved in critical areas of the Limetree Bay Refinery restart on St. Croix are reportedly not licensed to work in the territory, a revelation that left V.I. lawmakers Wednesday calling for greater scrutiny and enforcement of hired hands.

ST. CROIX — St. Croix is moving ahead with creating a name for itself as a preferred culinary destination and over the next few days, the island will have some of its favorite foods, drinks, locations and culinary experts on display as a part of Dine St. Croix 2019, which began Friday.

ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Port Authority invites the public to a hearing at 5:30 p.m. this evening to discuss proposed increases to the parking rates at the Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook.

The public is invited to comment on a proposed control date for the spiny lobster trap fishery in federal waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands, which could potentially limit future entry into the fishery.