A former government employee who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction has been barred from engaging in any future public auctions for five years.
Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.
During their award acceptance speeches Saturday evening, honorees of the community service awards told their fellow St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce members that they must keep working together to not only improve the local business climate but to also make the territory a bett
Janelle Sarauw nabbed the St. Thomas-St. John district’s vacant Senate seat in a special election Saturday. According to the unofficial numbers Sarauw received 1,234 votes. (Story has been updated to include Saturday night's unofficial final vote.)
Edward McKenzie, 61, pleaded guilty in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction and has been sentenced to a suspended jail term of 90 days, supervised probation for one year and 100 hours of community service for his role in the conspiracy, the Attorney General's
Unpopular new taxes on tobacco, sodas and liquor aimed at helping reduce the V.I. government's structural budget deficit go into effect May 1. Mapp called the new excise tax rates "sin taxes" when his administration proposed them in December of 2016. After some changes, the Senate app
The Virgin Islands Energy Office revived the Junior Solar Sprint competition Thursday at the Sunshine Mall, a race featuring solar cars built by middle schools students. 12 schools took part, and Elena Christian Junior High took top honors.
Expect a spike in Texas tourists to the territory this summer as United Airlines adds daily flights from Houston to St. Thomas. The July to August daily flights are an off-season boon, said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.