TORTOLA – Despite a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, British Virgin Islands Education officials are moving forward with a phased reopening of the territory’s schools.
Just a glance at Deja-Marie Simon’s art is enough to leave an impression. Her vibrant, colorful portraits noted for their large, pronounced eyes, pursed lips and range of emotions, from joy to sadness to defiance, have garnered the senior at the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber Intern…
The cruise industry has been dealt a report card by environmental group Friends of the Earth that a parent might not want to tack on a refrigerator door, but the cruise industry is pushing back.
ST. THOMAS — V.I. lawmakers on Thursday narrowly approved amendments to a divisive debt refinancing law signed by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. The amendments, which were requested by Bryan’s own financial team, reignited a fierce debate on the Senate floor over the law’s short-term gain and long-te…
Five people convicted of serious violent crimes, including four individuals charged with murder, are scheduled for parole hearings, according to V.I. Bureau of Corrections spokesman Winthrop Maduro.
The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has deployed three new fish-aggregating devices, according to a news release from DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol.
A St. Thomas couple is accused of orchestrating a horrifying kidnapping and hours of brutal torture by two Crucian “hitmen,” that only ended when a V.I. Police officer spotted the victim attempting to flee, according to documents filed in V.I. Superior Court.
Students with no access to a computer are finding themselves on the wrong side of a “digital divide” that could potentially stymie their education for weeks or even months, according to the local chapters of the American Federation of Teachers. As such, the V.I. Education Department is suspe…
V.I. lawmakers advanced a trio of bills on Tuesday to rein in the V.I. Water and Power Authority, marking one of the most expansive single-day efforts to heighten oversight and accountability of a utility awash in debt.
ST. THOMAS — The Frett family lost everything earlier this month in a kitchen explosion that burned down their Smith Bay home. Evans Frett, the father, was not home at the time, but the mother, Susan Dumas, was able to safely get their 5-year old, 4-year old and 1-year-old twin sons out befo…
The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced a number of bills to the full body, including measures to crack down on price gouging, the illegal importation of snakes and the disposal of waste tires.
To help residents protect against wind damage, the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency will distribute free blue roof sheeting to the public Friday on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Like millions across the country entering an uncertain, all-virtual school year borne of the coronavirus pandemic, the students of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday kicked off their first day of school with a mix of curiosity, excitement and a tad bit of nerves.
There is only one person currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in the territory, but government officials are urging Virgin Islanders to remain cautious and avoid activities that could spread the disease.
The V.I. Justice Department will expand its footprint at Nisky Center on St. Thomas, paying $31,000 more in rent despite a looming budget cut, chronic personnel shortages and a scuttled white-collar crime unit.
In a potential boon to horse racers, Sen. Kurt Vialet has drafted legislation to have the government set aside land for a “bush track,” a makeshift track to be used for unofficial and informal racing.
While Census takers in the U.S. Virgin Islands now have until Oct. 18 to capture an official head count of the territory, the extension is not all roses, as many field workers who were previously available in the summer will now be leaving and put a shrinking Census staff in a precarious rac…
Representatives of Oriental Bank reassured members of the V.I. Banking Board, including Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, on Friday that they are addressing customer concerns following a chaotic, complaint-filled transition from ScotiaBank.
An integrated online case management system for the V.I. Superior and Supreme courts has been more than two years in the making, and the newly-unveiled suite of websites gives Virgin Islanders unprecedented public access to the territorial courts.
Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC has awarded 17 scholarships to 2020 graduates from local high schools to assist them in their pursuit of a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.
The V.I. Board of Elections on Thursday agreed to audit the absentee ballot process for the 2020 Primary Election after more than 100 absentee ballots sent from the St. Thomas-St. John district were reportedly never returned.
Five years after he was gunned down, the case of Ericksen Hansen remains an open homicide investigation, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Cathy Molasco, left, helps her family load desks and chairs into the car Thursday at Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas. In light of school being “all-virtual” for its first semester, the V.I. Education Department announced the distribution of desks, chairs, laptops and MiFi devices …
Addressing the issues of gender identity and self-discovery, the young adult novel “Felix Ever After,” written by Virgin Islands author Kacen Callender, will soon be televised.
A federal appellate court has vacated the $892,402 restitution order for St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen, and said that former Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s pardon of Cohen’s criminal conviction for tax evasion was absolute.
The V.I. judicial branch on Wednesday urged lawmakers to reject its fiscal year 2021 budget recommendation from the governor, insisting the amount was too low and posed “dire consequences” for the courts.
In an effort to reduce the amount of waste shipped to the Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas, the St. John community collected and crushed 300,000 aluminum cans as part of Island Green Living Association’s recycling initiative.
Citing a lower infection rate and a reduced number of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday announced an end to the territory’s stay-at-home order and a return to the more lenient safer-at-home posture.
V.I. Health Department officials Tuesday identified the territory’s “hotbed estates” for COVID-19 transmission and how efforts to expand testing and outreach to these areas have helped reduce the territory’s positivity rate below 5%.
More than seven years after calypsonians Kasaun Baptiste and Jose Baptiste were found dead in their Estate Whim home on St. Croix, V.I. Police said the case remains under investigation as “homicides.”
The territory’s Banking Board is set to meet Friday with senior officials from Oriental Bank to discuss the transition from Scotiabank and customer complaints.
ST. THOMAS — Days after St. Thomas resident Raheim George Jr. found himself furloughed from work and struggling to maintain his part-time landscaping business, he became a hero — and now, a grateful community is giving back.
The territory’s lost excise tax revenue has grown to more than $74 million, and it’s unclear when a federal judge might allow government officials to resume collection.
Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Demour Christian, left, of St. Croix, supervises as Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Isaiah Valle, of San Antonio, Texas, signals orders to handbrake operators as the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans drops anchor off Sasebo, Japan.