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.

Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies performed at the annual Limpricht Park lighting celebration in Downtown Christiansted Friday night.

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.

Hundreds of people attended the tree lighting at Limpricht Park. The trees will be lit every night throughout the holiday and festival season.

Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies perform at the Limpricht Park celebration in 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.

Dorothy Elskoe rides on the Elskoe and Associates Carnival Floupe.

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. 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.

ST. THOMAS — A man who surrendered to authorities is in jail after police say he attempted to extort and intimidate the owner of a motorcycle.

Arts school scholarship fundraiser and performance

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.

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. 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. 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.

ST. THOMAS — The Main Street Enhancement project has been extended to Friday, according to a press release the Public Works Department issued Monday afternoon.

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ST. CROIX — Residents braved the heat on Sunday to converge at Estate Bethlehem Sugar Factory for the annual Crucian Coconut Festival.

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.

ST. CROIX — A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Estate Campo Rico, St. Croix, according to V.I. Police spokesperson Toby Derima.