Payless ShoeSource announced Wednesday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is immediately closing about 400 of its roughly 4,400 stores worldwide. The chain's three V.I. stores are not on the list of stores to be closed thus far.
After delays for testing on high seas, the QE IV steamed out of Gallows Bay Tuesday and has been on schedule since then, making the crossing between St. Croix and St. Thomas islands in just over two hours, according to the boat’s captain.
Homelessness in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in a crisis that could get worse as resources from the federal government dwindle, members of the Senate Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning were told Wednesday.
Groups representing retired Virgin Islands government workers on Tuesday filed a petition in Superior Court seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the territorial government to pay at least $21 million it owes the retirement fund.
Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.