The V.I. Police Department will remain under a federal consent decree for the foreseeable future, after a judge said Friday that there are still serious concerns about officers’ use of force, and the ability of their supervisors to investigate such actions for evidence of misconduct.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police on Thursday arrested a second member of its force in connection with a drug bust last month that authorities have said was the largest in British Virgin Islands history.
Pollution teams are in the final stages of oil recovery and cleanup operations around three abandoned tugboats in Krause Lagoon, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The University of the Virgin Islands will host a unified virtual commencement ceremony to commemorate degrees earned by more than 300 graduates in the Class of 2020.
The V.I. Supreme Court has found that airlines cannot “bump” passengers without providing financial compensation, and ruled in favor of a St. Croix resident who said he was denied boarding on the day of his flight because the plane was overbooked.
Local sailors are being warned not to venture across the border with the British Virgin Islands, after authorities there imposed a $20,000 fine on one vessel, and have been holding the crew of another boat in detention for nearly two weeks.
Thieves took a vehicle and six Tesla Powerwall home batteries worth $45,000 from ProSolar’s St. Thomas warehouse Friday, and the company’s $10,000 reward offer quickly prompted a tip with information on the whereabouts of the stolen goods.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. announced Wednesday that they have agreed to reschedule the special session that had been on the calendar for today.
It’s surreal to think that the nation’s most advanced telescope, one that can capture the clearest and most dazzling images of the universe, is dependent on an observing station on St. Croix. It’s also surreal to think that Hurricane Maria almost crippled it.
Those hoping to see St. Croix bloom into a mecca for sports tourism may have to hold their breath for a while, as the completion of the much-anticipated Paul E. Joseph Stadium is now slated for June 2022.
TORTOLA — With the borders reopening Tuesday following an eight-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the British Virgin Islands began welcoming international tourists Tuesday.
While potential vaccines for the coronavirus are just around the corner, the delivery, storage and distribution of said vaccines will prove challenging. As such, the V.I. Health Department is engaging in a drill this week to ensure residents will receive their dose as quickly as possible.
The University of the Virgin Islands will begin a hybrid of both in-person and virtual instruction next semester, according to UVI President David Hall.
A man charged with trying to remove $2,800 worth of copper cable from a V.I. Water and Power Authority facility on St. Croix has told a judge that he wants to represent himself as a sovereign citizen.
ST. THOMAS — A woman who ran the Underground Nightclub on Brookman Road has admitted to smuggling women into the territory and forcing many to perform sex acts for money, including one who “was just 17 years old,” according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert.
A shooting on Queen Mary Highway early Monday morning on St. Croix left one man dead and another injured, according to V.I. Police Department spokesman Toby Derima.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to rob the KFC restaurant in Frederiksted, St. Croix, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.
The man charged in slaying Bomani Christian on Nov. 1 has been arrested on murder charges twice before, and was convicted of voluntary manslaughter while already serving time in prison for voluntary manslaughter.
A farm isn’t all hard work and no play. On his property in Estate La Grange, St. Croix, Taj James and his family share the world of plants and farm animals with kids for a fun and educational day on the farm at Jungle James Cultural Tour and Petting Zoo.
Seeking justice for those with disabilities is not just a job description for Amelia Headley LaMont. As the executive director of the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands, the New York native is fulfilling a lifelong passion: to ensure fair play and equal opportunity for those in need.
While Black Friday shopping was more subdued amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, deep discounts and light crowds convinced many to venture out in search of deals.
TORTOLA — Imagine your plane backing away from the gate a continent away from home. At first you might think it’s homesickness that has you convinced the announcement over the plane’s PA system seems to have a bit of a familiar accent. But, if you caught a recent American Airlines flight fro…
Virgin Islands author Kacen Callender’s “King and the Dragonflies” is the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The book has also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry.
TORTOLA — The British Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union and CrossFit are well on their way to raising $20,000 for a player in need.
A St. Thomas man was arrested Wednesday and charged with tampering with evidence after he was seen on surveillance video removing a gun from the dead body of a shooting victim, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.
Court documents filed in U.S. District Court allege that one of five men recently charged with smuggling 433 pounds of cocaine is the accused leader of a massive drug trafficking ring, and was fleeing arrest in the British Virgin Islands when he was captured on a boat near St. Thomas.
By the light of the moon, David toed the water’s edge on Great Cruz Bay beach, his faithful seeing eye dog, a 120-pound German Shepherd named Seven, devotedly by his side. An entertainer and musician from Ohio, David had arrived in the Virgin Islands amidst the coronavirus pandemic with ambi…
ST. THOMAS — Former Charlotte Amalie High School Principal Ruth Thomas is being remembered as a fierce advocate for the territory’s students following her death Monday at age 94.
Members of the Eta Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi on Wednesday provided Thanksgiving meals to clients of My Brother’s Table in Frederiksted. The chapter provided items that were cooked on site and later pre-packaged to be distributed in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Members …
In light of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases on the U.S. mainland, and the threat of another spike during the Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday announced new measures to prevent the territory — and the local infection rate — from following suit.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Tuesday that he’s called on senators to convene a special session on Dec. 3 to consider another attempt at refinancing the territory’s debt and providing millions of dollars to the government’s ailing pension system.
The latest status report by the monitoring team overseeing V.I. Police says there is ongoing use of excessive force by officers, and an apparent willingness by department leadership to overlook or even condone behavior that could pose a danger to the public.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor on Tuesday confirmed that Toby Derima II, who was arrested early Saturday on gun-related charges, is the adult son of a VIPD employee.
The V.I. Waste Management Authority said Tuesday that officials are in the process of paying overdue debts to contractual waste haulers, amid reports of a planned strike by workers.
A 29-year-old man, identified as Toby Derima II, was arrested early Saturday morning and is facing four gun-related charges including possession of a firearm near a school.
Expanding the regulatory authority of the V.I. Public Services Commission, and putting a tighter leash on the Water and Power Authority, has long been a goal of the PSC — and WAPA customers — looking to fix a utility fraught with challenges.
The V.I. Economic Development Authority voted unanimously Friday to approve up to $136.3 million in tax breaks to Frenchman’s Reef resort on St. Thomas.