Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Rape of Minor

 V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III sentenced Alan Archibald, 44, this week, to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating…

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Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Rape of Minor

 V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III sentenced Alan Archibald, 44, this week, to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating a minor, the V.I. Department of Justice announced Friday.

2016-07-29 22:36:51
Beach Advisory for July 25-29

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 out of 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 25-29, 2016.
Please note: Beaches in the St. Thomas-St. John District were not sampled this week.

2016-07-29 13:10:08
Shooting Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

A man was critically injured Wednesday evening when gunshots were fired at the John F. Kennedy apartments, according to the V.I. Police Department.

2016-07-28 18:38:07
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VITEMA Warns of Flooding as Storm Approaches

 The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency warned that urban and gut flooding is possible this weekend with the arrival of a strong tropical wave.

Read entire articleJul 29 2016 - 12:08pm
Submerged Land Permittees Behind on Payments to DPNR

Thirty-four of the 120 individuals, companies and agencies that have permits or leases to utilize submerged lands across the territory owe the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources more than $1.2 million in overdue fees, according to a post audit report made available during the department’s legislative budget hearing Thursday.

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 10:46pm
Tropical Wave in Eastern Atlantic Could Affect USVI By Weekend

June and July were quiet months in the Atlantic Basin, as they usually are, but as August draws near, so are two tropical waves that could effect the U.S. Virgin Islands as early as this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 6:15pm
UVI Postponing Medical School Accreditation Effort

The University of the Virgin Islands has postponed applying for accreditation for a planned UVI medical school, primarily due to weak fundraising,UVI President David Hall announced Wednesday.

Originally, UVI had planned to submit its application to the accrediting body,the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, on Aug. 1, but will now try to do so in one year. This is the second delay in accreditation for the proposed small medical school.

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 11:05am
JFL Losing Less, But Urgently Needs Tens of Millions

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital has been trending toward being less in the red over the last two years and may benefit from likely changes in how Medicare and Medicaid reimburse it, but the hospital is still in a deep financial hole. 

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 1:51am
Housing Authority OKs 'Asset Repositioning' Plan

V.I. Housing Authority Board members on Wednesday approved "an asset repositioning plan" that would establish a framework for the authority to rehab or rebuild housing units, but which drew concern from some residents. 

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 12:38am
WAPA Board Approves Authority’s FY 2017 Budget

V.I. Water and Power Authority board members on Wednesday approved the authority’s fiscal year 2017 budget and the renewal of a $15 million line of credit with Firstbank Puerto Rico. 

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 12:00am
WAPA Revenue Bonds Suffer Third Downgrade In Less Than 60 Days

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has lowered the electric system revenue bond ratings of the V.I. Water and Power Authority, the third time in less than two months that the utility's bond ratings have been downgraded. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 8:33pm
Shots Fired at School Where Kids Were on Campus; None Injured

Two suspects who reportedly crossed paths on the campus of Joseph A. Gomez Elementary school in Anna’s Retreat were involved in a shooting incident at the school at approximately 12:26 p.m. Tuesday. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 7:29pm
Health Panel Urges Residents to Get Tested for Zika

Residents of the Virgin Islands should get tested for the Zika virus, local and federal health officials said Tuesday, because many of those infected show no symptoms and the disease - called an 'explosive epidemic' - carries a risk of birth defects and miscarriages. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 12:45am