The Virgin Islands government has so far failed to identify the cause of a persistent chemical stench on St. Croix, and the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that federal investigators have not yet begun air quality testing.
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — Boston’s Berklee College of Music is one of the world’s preeminent music study institutes. Many graduates go on to become industry professionals while others become megastars. But only one graduate — a Virgin Islander — now serves in the U.S. Army in the Horn of Africa.
ST. THOMAS — A COVID-19 outbreak among congregants who attended a church service is driving an increase in positive cases on St. Thomas, V.I. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said during a press briefing Monday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment on “The Bebop,” a proposed 120-foot-long floating bar and restaurant the owner wants to moor in Pillsbury Sound, between Mingo and Grass cays.
Government officials say air quality testing on St. Croix Saturday showed elevated levels of sulfur dioxide — the chemical that Limetree Bay refinery officials have been insisting they’re not required to monitor — but Limetree said Sunday their tests contradict the government’s findings.
Disconnection, frustration and desperation were the terms used by members of the 34th Legislature who asked V.I. Labor Commissioner Gary Malloy and his team for urgency in delivering help to the unemployed people of the territory.
Following a protest at Government House on St. Croix, the Education Department said in a press release Saturday that no high school will have a sit-down graduation ceremony amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to worksite closures, most workforce initiatives in the territory have been on hold since the beginning of the pandemic, but they are coming back, according to V.I. Assistant Labor Commissioner Cindy Richardson.
ST. THOMAS — Government House Deputy Director of Communications Gerry Yandel was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving, after he crashed into another vehicle on St. Thomas on April 25, according to an affidavit filed by V.I. Police.
ST. THOMAS — Yard Vibes Steel Band is hoping to visit Copenhagen to share a bit of Virgin Islands culture and learn more about the islands’ historical ties to Denmark.
ST. THOMAS — The long-discussed sale of the former Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort is final with an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group acquiring the hurricane-damaged property for $35 million.
Residents around Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix are suffering through another round of noxious fumes that began Wednesday evening, and the Environmental Protection Agency said federal officials are bringing in additional equipment and personnel to investigate.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has announced that the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Finance Department have mailed out almost $25 million in $1,400 Stimulus Checks to 10,000 residents.
Spc. Nick Felicien of the Virgin Islands National Guard competes in the push-up event of the Army Physical Fitness Test during the National Guard’s 2021 Region III Best Warrior Competition at Fort McClellan Training Center in Alabama. During the competition, soldiers are tested on their ment…
The V.I. Water and Power Authority announced Monday that 26 employees from its Production Operations Department at the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas have received awards from the Safety Department in recognition of their efforts to reduce injuries on the job.
Corrections Bureau officers held a protest in front of the V.I. Legislature building on St. Thomas on Wednesday to air grievances over pay and chronic understaffing.
Unsure how to sail, not knowing how to deploy their anchor, out of fuel and essentially lost just nine miles north of St. Croix, the new owners of a sailboat deployed the boat’s emergency beacon Tuesday morning and waited for rescue.
Limetree Bay announced Wednesday it will reinstate an ambient air monitoring program, following a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notice of violation of the Clean Air Act.
ST. THOMAS — V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima on Wednesday confirmed the death, a day earlier, of an 87-year-old St. Thomas resident who was found unresponsive in waters at Brewers Bay.
ST. THOMAS — Senators voted on more than a dozen bills aimed at improving the quality of life for Virgin Islanders during Tuesday’s Senate session, including a measure that requires the V.I. Water and Power Authority to hire a turnaround company.
ST. THOMAS — Senators voted during Tuesday’s Senate session to approve Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s nomination of Derek Gabriel to serve as Public Works commissioner, and they urged Gabriel to get to work repairing the territory’s neglected and storm-damaged roads.
VITRAN riders, particularly seniors, who normally use the bus stop near Schneider Hospital in order to walk to other nearby buildings for health care services, will now have door-to-door service thanks to an expanded bus routes.
Following months of complaints by residents on St. Croix that Limetree Bay refinery has been spewing noxious chemicals over residential neighborhoods, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it has issued a notice of violation for “alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.”
ST. THOMAS — A Texas tourist charged with stealing thousands of dollars of jewelry from Vibe Collection on St. John has returned some, but not all, of the missing pieces, Assistant V.I. Attorney General Brenda Scales said in court Monday.
A former gym teacher on St. Croix was captured on surveillance video assaulting a former student in an elevator, according to an affidavit filed by V.I. Police.
The University of the Virgin Islands has announced a new Data Science Certificate Program to begin this fall, according to a statement issued Monday.
While the number of Virgin Islanders getting vaccinated is slowing, the territory continues to make progress toward the goal of 50,000 vaccinations, according to Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr.
A lawsuit filed by construction workers who came to the Virgin Islands for jobs in disaster recovery after the 2017 hurricanes claims the men were lured into long hours of hard work for no pay, and abruptly fired and evicted from their housing.
It’s going to be quite a special birthday today for Kaden Hughes. Not only did he represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the national Poetry Out Loud Semifinalist Championship, which streamed online Sunday, he is also a prominent guest star on a segment of the CBS series “Bull” to be aired tonight.
Senators are skeptical that Luis Hospital’s current leadership has the team in place to prevent them from making the same mistakes as their predecessors.
A 47-year-old man is facing four criminal charges after a 17-year-old girl and a witness told police the man assaulted and forcefully groped her, according to documents filed in V.I. Superior Court.
A man serving a 10-year prison sentence after he bit a chunk off another man’s ear in 2016 will remain behind bars after the V.I. Supreme Court affirmed his conviction for mayhem.
A woman who stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Cruz Bay store was arrested Friday as she was about to board her flight home to Texas, according to V.I. Police.
Urbain Chinnery, trombonist for St. John band Cool Session Brass, performs during Friday’s “1 Night 1 Fete” concert at the West Indian Co. dock on St. Thomas. Attendance at the concert was limited to 200 ticket holders who had already received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Page 6
Tishell Knight, left, lead singer of the St. John band Cool Session Brass, sings alongside trombone player Urbain Chinnery, center, and trumpet player Kasim Pemberton open “1 Night 1 Fete,” on Friday night.
Entertainers from Enchanter Entertainment LLC and Eccentric Mocko Jumbies greet ticketholders as they enter the main gate at “1 Night 1 Fete,” a limited-attendance concert held Friday night at the West Indian Co. dock on St. Thomas. Attendance at the concert was limited to 200 ticketholders …
Prosecutors on St. Thomas have dismissed charges against a couple that was accused of submitting false COVID-19 test results to the online travel portal.
ST. CROIX — The Taste of St. Croix at the Divi Carina Bay Casino might have been smaller than past events due to social distancing guidelines but it was neither lacking in ambience nor succulent dishes.
The V.I. economy could get a shot in the arm sooner than expected with new sailing guidelines issued on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control.
Police responded to a report of gunshots Monday in Grove Place, and are now asking for information from the public, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.