St. John Passport Acceptance Facility to Close for Two Thursdays

The St. John Passport Acceptance Facility will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 22.

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Beaches: Environmental Protection Issues Public Advisory

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that, as a result of the recent rains throughout the territory, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates negative environmental impacts caused by storm water runoff.

2015-10-09 13:19:47
VITEMA All Hazards Preparedness Expo Set for Oct. 23 - 24

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will hold its 2015 Annual All Hazards Preparedness Expo this month, featuring first responder demonstrations, family fun and entertainment, and information and handouts from local, federal and private sector representatives on how to be ready when disaster strikes.
The expo is part of VITEMA’s ongoing education campaign to raise awareness about disaster preparedness and recovery.

2015-10-09 07:53:10
Education Department to Host Annual Expo at Tutu Park Mall

The Virgin Islands Department of Education Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Thomas-St. John District, will host its 4th Annual Education Expo from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Tutu Park Mall.

2015-10-09 05:23:31
News - Local news — St. John
Casino Control Commission Proposes Fee Hikes for Sole V.I. Casino

The V.I. Casino Control Commission heard opposition from the territory’s only casino, Divi Carina Bay, when they considered increasing fees during a meeting Friday.

Read entire articleOct 10 2015 - 12:49am
Board of Elections OKs Purchase of New Voting Machines

In a move to address ongoing issues with voting technology, the Joint Board of Elections approved the purchase of upgrades to the voting system during a meeting on St. Croix Friday.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 11:55pm
New Community Baseball Program Holding Saturday Registration at Tutu Mall

A new Cal Ripken baseball program chartered in the territory will bring more playing opportunities for local youth.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 10:51pm
Police Seek Missing, Vulnerable Adult

Karen Andrews, 65, who has Alzheimer’s disease, is missing and the V.I. Police Department is asking the community to help find her.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 6:48pm
Mapp Signs Hotel Tax Increase, Budget Bills

Gov. Kenneth Mapp this week signed nearly all the budget bills, new laws and tax increases approved by the Legislature during its recent session.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 4:08pm
Public Works Getting $1 Million In Leftover Heavy Equipment

Public Works will likely be getting an array of unused digging equipment and material leftover from the construction of the territory's federally financed V.I. Next Generation Network.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 12:12pm
AG Walker Says V.I. Can Stop Guns at Airports

During hearings Thursday, acting Attorney General Claude Walker told senators that the V.I. Port Authority could potentially hold bags the airlines tag as containing firearms until the owner's register the weapons.

Read entire articleOct 9 2015 - 12:00am
Hovensa Names Limetree Bay Holdings as 'Stalking Horse' Bidder

Hovensa’s owners have reached a deal with Limetree Bay Holdings LCC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, for sale of the refinery’s oil storage, racking and docking facilities.

Read entire articleOct 8 2015 - 11:46pm
V.I. National Park to Increase Fees

Effective Jan. 1, V.I. National Park will increase its fees to visit the popular Trunk Bay Beach and fees for boats to use its moorings scattered around the island. 

Read entire articleOct 8 2015 - 11:44pm
Coral Bay Community Council gets $30,000 EPA Grant

A $30,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to the Coral Bay Community Council will help the organization further its goal of cleaning up the Coral Bay area.

Read entire articleOct 8 2015 - 11:09pm