More than 20 volunteers removed more than 3,000 pounds of debris from the Coral Bay Mangroves shoreline during St. John Great Mangrove Cleanup, according to the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Studies.

Two men serving lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a St. Thomas cocaine trafficking ring have asked a federal judge to throw out their convictions, arguing that they were denied a fair trial.

A 9-year-old child is among the 21 COVID-19 patients currently being treated at territory hospitals, and with public schools in the territory set to reopen in just two weeks, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. says he is considering delaying a return to in-person learning if the numbers don’t improve.

Funding for the Child Tax Credit has not yet been released to the Virgin Islands, but the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.

ST. THOMAS — At a Savan community town hall meeting, residents received updates on projects in the community and learned about a new solar energy program that can help keep the lights on during a blackout.

Lawmakers in the Committee on Rules and Judiciary met Thursday and voted to approve three bills that change the rules for child marriage in the Virgin Islands and strengthen the consequences for committing crimes such as child abuse and child neglect.

The controversy over indigenous affiliations has come to the forefront in V.I. Superior Court on St. Thomas, as two men say their rights are being violated because the government does not recognize their true citizenship.

A federal judge granted boxer John Jackson’s request to continue his trial on child rape and pornography charges, after Jackson and his father wrote letters to the court asking that they be allowed to hire a private attorney.

A gas buildup detected in an Anguilla sewer line on St. Croix was in a remote area and “no residents were affected,” V.I. Waste Management Authority Executive Director Roger Merritt Jr. said Friday.

The V.I. Port Authority has named its new pilot boat for former marine terminal supervisor Edmund Steele, a St. Thomas native. He was hired by the Port Authority in 1991 and supervised more than 30 Marine Division employees in the St. Thomas-St. John District.

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands — an 84-year-old man on St. Thomas and a 43-year-old man on St. Croix — according to a news release from the V.I. Health Department on Thursday.

Sen. Dwayne DeGraff was on hand this week to see one of his early mentors get her proverbial flowers when the Charles Harwood Highway was renamed in honor of former Sen. Judy M. Gomez.

Teacher James Dingle, who had recently relocated to St. Thomas, appeared in a virtual courtroom Wednesday and agreed to return to Colorado to face prosecution for child sex crimes.

ST. THOMAS — A security guard at Nisky Center disarmed an intoxicated man who pulled out a gun during a bar fight, according to court records.

V.I. Police have identified the victim of a shooting Tuesday on St. Croix as 37-year-old Travis Blair of Estate Carlton.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. hosted his first town hall meeting Wednesday night on St. John, more than 18 months after a series of planned town halls on each island were thwarted due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 100 residents attended the meeting in the Franklin Powell Sr. Park, where mas…

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Virgin Islands Paving is working on the final Phase 1 stage of a $1.3 million road project in Estate La Reine on St. Croix. The final tasks include finishing concrete swales and drainage improvements, road surfacing and striping. Phase 2 of the project is currently in the procurement process…

One person was injured in a shooting in Anna’s Fancy on Tuesday night, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima. The incident occurred outside of Rosa’s Bar.

Limetree Bay refinery CEO Jeffrey Rinker held his first press conference Tuesday to address the brief but disastrous restart that has left at least 1,200 nearby homes coated in oil particles and hundreds of refinery employees and contractors laid off.

A suspect has been charged with standing by as another man raped and threatened a woman at gunpoint on St. Croix, according to documents filed in V.I. Superior Court.

An 80-year-old woman on St. Thomas is the 33rd person in the U.S. Virgin Islands to die from COVID-19, the Health Department confirmed Tuesday.

Passengers return to the Celebrity Edge at the Crown Bay dock on Tuesday after spending the day on St. Thomas. The next expected cruise call is July 29.

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The territory is flirting with disaster after a record-setting week of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said during Monday’s weekly press briefing.

Based on testing by Yale University, the V.I. Health Department is warning that the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant could be in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ST. THOMAS — Travelers to and from the Virgin Islands have been met with long lines as well as hot and dusty terminals construction work, the result of malfunctioning air conditioning units and construction work.

ST. THOMAS — A man is in jail after he was found with a gun magazine and refused to cooperate with police, providing only a tribal nation identification card not recognized as valid by the government.

ST. THOMAS — A man was charged with aggravated assault after he beat another man unconscious with a frying pan, according to an affidavit filed by V.I. Police.

TORTOLA — The COVID-19 pandemic again set a grim record in the BVI on Friday as the territory reported four deaths in the span of 24 hours.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Thursday that travelers from the British Virgin Islands to the U.S. Virgin Islands will be required to submit a negative COVID test within 48 hours of travel, instead of the usual five days.