A particular batch of Moderna vaccine in the territory has been linked to adverse side effects in California. However. V.I. Health Department officials say individuals who were vaccinated from the batch locally have not reported any serious or unexpected reactions.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is pledging more enforcement to Buck Island Reef National Monument off St. Croix following a recent brawl and shooting that left one person injured.
The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday struck a hopeful and deeply personal chord for Virgin Islanders, who see both leaders as not just politicians but as neighbors, friends and even family.
TORTOLA — British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie is calling for transparency in a far-reaching inquiry into public corruption in the territory.
A charter operator is facing tens of thousands of dollars in potential fines after the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the overloaded boat off Cruz Bay, St. John, on Sunday.
ST. THOMAS — The territory’s first “AccessMat” was inaugurated Tuesday at Magens Bay Beach. The brightly colored vinyl mats, along with beach-friendly wheelchairs, give the physically disabled easy access to the water and pave the way for enhancements to come.
U.S. Virgin Islands members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., after celebrating their 113th anniversary last week, are joining women nationwide in wearing pearls today in support one of their own, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who is being sworn in as the first woman and first Black…
ST. THOMAS — A judge has dismissed six charges against Jacques Cajuste, who is accused of stabbing St. Thomas restaurant owner Egbert “Manno” Stuart to death more than 15 years ago — but Cajuste is still facing two murder-related charges not barred by a statute of limitations, according to d…
ST. THOMAS — An airline passenger found with more than nine pounds of cannabis in his luggage told federal investigators it was his and “that he was going to smoke it,” according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
ST. THOMAS — A St. Thomas man suffering from chronic mental illness was arrested again recently in front of Schneider Hospital, according to court records.
In the absence of a traditional inaugural parade today down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital, a virtual parade will feature performances in communities across the country, including the Virgin Islands.
Performers have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic, with most paying gigs drying up. This reality was no different for St. Croix’s Julia Coral De Lucia.
The Virgin Islands Association of Washington D.C. has donated 10,000 three-ply civilian masks to the V.I. Health Department and granted scholarships to 10 local students, according to a news release from the nonprofit.
Just like any new arrival to the British Virgin Islands, Governor-designate John Rankin is undergoing a required 14-day quarantine before he will be sworn in as the 15th governor of the British Virgin Islands.
The Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix is advising residents that loud noise and a larger-than-usual flame atop its flare stack are all part of its normal startup processes.
A judge has declined to dismiss rape and hate crime charges against a cruise ship employee accused of attacking a coworker, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
TORTOLA — Days before his departure, outgoing British Virgin Islands Gov. Augustus Jaspert on Monday announced the appointment of a far-reaching Commission of Inquiry to investigate pubic corruption.
Walkers commemorate the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a walk along the St. Thomas waterfront. The MLK Freedom Walk was organized by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Epsilon Zeta Chapter, and dedicated to the Ulla F. Muller Elementary School Bamboula Dancers and Drummers.
While no variant strains of the coronavirus have been detected in the territory, a growing number of active cases has V.I. Health Department officials worried of a potential outbreak.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. are urging Virgin Islanders to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by working to fight injustice and create a better future.
A Puerto Rican man was arrested Thursday evening after federal agents found him on a boat off St. Thomas with more than $100,000 cash in a cooler, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the V.I. Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to the warrant for her arrest.
Seven students from seven high schools on St. Thomas were awarded Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship awards Friday in recognition of their efforts to model the path and spirit of Dr. King.
V.I. Police officer and National Guardsman Teshawn Adams has been charged with cocaine trafficking and publicly identified as “Target 1,” the individual at the center of a smuggling ring busted by federal agents in Miami on Tuesday night, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court f…
ST. THOMAS — Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., flanked by officials including members of the 34th Legislature and V.I. Housing Authority, broke ground Thursday on new energy-efficient apartments on the site of the old Estate Donoe housing community.
An artist rendering of the $58 million Estate Donoe redevelopment project slated for the site of the former Donoe housing community on St. Thomas. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which will include 84 apartments in 14 buildings on 10.6 acres of land, was held Thursday. Page 2
After nearly a year of all-virtual instruction, Virgin Islands schools will move certain students into a hybrid model of both in-person and virtual learning starting next month, according to Education Department officials.
V.I. Police Officer and National Guardsman Shakim Mike was aboard a charter plane laden with more than 700 pounds of cocaine when it touched down in Miami on Tuesday night, and is among several current and former Virgin Islands law enforcement agents detained or charged in connection with th…
TORTOLA — Officials have pushed back the reopening of the Road Town Ferry Terminal connecting the British Virgin Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands, from Jan. 21 to March 1.
Kahlid Blyden has agreed to plead guilty to a single federal drug crime in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges related to illegal gun possession, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has been named an impeachment manager by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and will join eight others in presenting the case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office.
Michael Anthony Cruz died on his 23rd birthday after he was shot Tuesday in Gallows Bay, St. Croix, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.
Federal authorities have charged 33-year-old Aneudis Acevedo with leading law enforcement on a high-speed boat chase after a shooting Sunday on Buck Island, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
ST. THOMAS — Unlike recent legislatures, the 34th Legislature plans to form three subcommittees to probe deeper into the territory’s most urgent issues.
The goal of hypnotherapist, Reiki practitioner, life and business coach and Veterans Administration therapist Muria Nisbett, founder of Inside-Out Wellness Center, is to treat the whole person — mind, body and soul.
A new committee in the 34th Legislature intends to bring more oversight and accountability to the sprawling and often convoluted maelstrom of disaster recovery in the territory.
ST. THOMAS — Calls for unity and cooperation rang through the inaugural events of the 34th Legislature on Monday, even as hints of discord among the body’s majority caucus, and a fervent minority, bled through the Senate’s first session.