The V.I. Housing Finance Authority has finalized the purchase of the Villa Morales property on St. Croix, and aims to use the facility as a new shelter for the homeless.
Field crews for the much-anticipated Street Addressing Initiative are scheduled to begin work next week in downtown Charlotte Amalie, according to a statement from Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach.
ST. CROIX — Expect “An Enchanted Evening of Beauty, Charm and Culture” on Sunday as the Crucian Christmas Festival Prince and Princess Competition gets under way.
ST. THOMAS — The territory’s commercial fishers are still waiting for word on when the local government will start distributing $10.6 million in federal disaster relief funding granted after the 2017 hurricanes.
TORTOLA — Island Flavors, a lemonade stand run by 9-year-old Kaylee Smith of Joyce Samuel Primary School, is among the record 50 vendors participating in the 21st Christmas on DeCastro Street.
ST. THOMAS — Two years after closing from damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church on St. Thomas, the oldest Lutheran Church in the Western Hemisphere, is scheduled to reopen its doors on Sunday.
Early one morning, as is often the case when I am preparing for Sabbath worship, I was delighted to have the time I carved out days in advance — in the words of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (paraphrasing Holy Scripture) — to “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” the nearly 70-page missal for…
The Lew Muckle Elementary School quadrille dancers give attendees a captivating performance during the tree lighting celebration Friday in downtown Christiansted. The event seeks to bring more of the Festival season to Christiansted.
Rather than bring in evergreen trees, the trees in Christiansted’s Limpricht Park were transformed with flowers, seashells, quadrille dancers, quelbe instruments, mocko jumbies, fruits, the seven flags that have flown over St. Croix, dolls, kites, and seas creatures.
Seventeen young calypsonians will compete this afternoon in the 2019-2020 Junior Calypsonian Competition and Showcase at John H. Woodson Junior High School on St. Croix.
ST. THOMAS — Dorothy Elskoe, a St. Thomas educator, activist and culture-bearer who pioneered some of Carnival’s richest and most cherished traditions, died Tuesday in her native St. Thomas. She was 90.
ST. CROIX — Two men involved in the grisly beating of a 73-year-old St. Croix man in 2015 were handed murder convictions Wednesday after just 45 minutes of jury deliberations.
ST. CROIX — Students who participated in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge this year are invited to attend “a day of fun” on Saturday, according to an Education Department release.
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.
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.
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.