St. John Co-Housing Project Breaks Ground

The developer of a project that has the potential to alleviate some of the housing shortage on St. John will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at the site located across from the Gifft Hill School's Trayser Field.

Licensing Sends a Love Note to Would-Be Vendors

Last week, Licensing and Consumer Affairs put out a press release reminding the public about licensing requirements, but they could have sent a Valentine.

Weekly Weather Forecast with Jesse Daley

Watch: Our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb 4.

Fur Ball Benefits St. Croix Unwanted Animals Next Week

To feed, medicate, neuter and find homes for St. Croix's stray and unwanted dogs and cats, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center is hosting the Fur Ball next week after a hiatus of a few years.

Open Forum: First African Woman Canonized a Saint in the Catholic Church

As we begin the month of February, “Black History Month,” how coincidental is it that the first African woman saint should be celebrated in the Catholic Church worldwide on what is the date of her passing- Feb. 8?

Two Men Arrested in Georgia in Connection with Two Homicides on St. Croix

Two men wanted in connection with two homicides that occurred on St. Croix in 2022 have been arrested, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday.

Humans Can Help Sea Turtles Survive

When volunteers for the Virgin Islands National Park's Sea Turtle Program search beaches for signs of a sea turtle nest laid during the previous night, the last thing they expect to see is a turtle stranded at the shoreline.

Rays Varsity Basketball Program Has Banner Week

The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Varsity Basketball Program played three games in the second week of St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Rays won all three contests. 

Bryan to Travel Next Week to Meet with White House and D.C. Officials and Top Tech Execs; Roach Also Off Island

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory next week, leaving Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce as acting governor, and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. will assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, Government House announced Friday.

Registration Is Open for International Optimist Regatta Set for June 12-18

International Optimist Regatta (IOR), the TOTE Clinic, and the TOTE Team Race will take place at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June.

Two Men Arrested in Georgia in Connection with Two Homicides on St. Croix

Two men wanted in connection with two homicides that occurred on St. Croix in 2022 have been arrested, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday.

Bryan to Travel Next Week to Meet with White House and D.C. Officials and Top Tech Execs; Roach Also Off Island

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory next week, leaving Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce as acting governor, and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. will assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, Government House announced Friday.

FHC Opens New Dental Clinic in Frederiksted

Last week, Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. opened its second dental clinic on the island in the Lena Shulterbrandt Health Center in the Mall of St. Croix (formerly Sunshine Mall). The dental and health clinics are both managed by FHC, Inc.

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Bryan to Travel Next Week to Meet with White House and D.C. Officials and Top Tech Execs; Roach Also Off Island

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory next week, leaving Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce as acting governor, and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. will assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, Government House announced Friday.

Two Men Arrested in Georgia in Connection with Two Homicides on St. Croix

Two men wanted in connection with two homicides that occurred on St. Croix in 2022 have been arrested, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday.

Plaskett Issues Statement on GOP Subpoenas to DOJ, FBI and DOE

A ranking member of the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) today issued the following statement in response to subpoenas issued to the Department of Justice, the Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Registration Is Open for International Optimist Regatta Set for June 12-18

International Optimist Regatta (IOR), the TOTE Clinic, and the TOTE Team Race will take place at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June.

Fur Ball Benefits St. Croix Unwanted Animals Next Week

To feed, medicate, neuter and find homes for St. Croix's stray and unwanted dogs and cats, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center is hosting the Fur Ball next week after a hiatus of a few years.

Order of Malta Seeks Applicants for Sts. Peter and Paul School Scholarships

The Order of Malta, Virgin Islands Area, is offering a matching scholarship program to the St. Thomas community for students interested in attending Sts. Peter and Paul School.

Peter Christian Rasmussen Dies

Peter Christian Rasmussen passed away on Jan. 30 at his home on St. Croix. Born on St Thomas on Aug. 18, 1939, he was raised on St Croix.

Host Adisha Penn recaps the biggest headlines from this week while our in-studio correspondent, Cira Burke, sits down with LP Records founder Alvin Marks to talk about the development of LP TV and new productions in the works. Subscribe to our YouTube playlist here, which is updated every Sunday. There’s always something new to explore with the V.I. Source!

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Watch our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb 4. Subscribe to our playlist here, which is updated every Sunday, AND check out Jesse’s daily weather updates on the Source weather page. There’s always something new to explore with the V.I. Source!

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To feed, medicate, neuter and find homes for St. Croix’s stray and unwanted dogs and cats, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center is hosting the Fur Ball next week after a hiatus of a few years.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2023/02/04/fur-ball-benefits-st-croix-unwanted-animals-next-week/

📸: Staff at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center pose with some of the puppies at the Five Corners location. (Photo provided by SCAWC)
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As we begin the month of February, “Black History Month,” how coincidental is it that the first African woman saint should be celebrated in the Catholic Church worldwide on what is the date of her passing- Feb. 8?

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/04/open-forum-first-african-woman-canonized-a-saint-in-the-catholic-church/

📸: A life-sized statue of Saint Josephine Bakhita stands in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. (Shutterstock image)
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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory next week, leaving Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce as acting governor and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. to assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, Government House announced Friday.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/03/bryan-to-travel-next-week-to-meet-with-white-house-and-d-c-officials-and-top-tech-execs-roach-also-off-island/

📸: Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach (Source file photo)
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The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Varsity Basketball Program played three games in the second week of St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association (IAA). The Rays won all three contests.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/03/rays-varsity-basketball-program-has-banner-week/

📸: Jayden Dixie, #11 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, dunks the ball in the game against Antilles School. (Photo by Mark J Daniel)
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Editor’s note: Amy Roberts has been a volunteer with the VINP Sea Turtle Program since 2017.

When volunteers for the Virgin Islands National Park’s Sea Turtle Program search beaches for signs of a sea turtle nest laid during the previous night, the last thing they expect to see is this:

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📸: A green sub-adult turtle washed up on a north shore beach on St. John in December (Photo by Amy H. Roberts)
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Two men wanted in connection with two homicides that occurred on St. Croix in 2022 have been arrested, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2023/02/04/two-men-arrested-in-georgia-in-connection-with-two-homicides-on-st-croix/

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has moved from the Ron de Lugo Federal Building in Charlotte Amalie to Crown Mountain on St. Thomas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/02/new-home-for-customs-and-border-protection-at-crown-mountain/

📸: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has moved from the Ron de Lugo Federal Building in Charlotte Amalie to Crown Mountain on St. Thomas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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The V.I. government’s lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over its business dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is a “masterclass in deflection” and should be dismissed, attorneys for the bank said in a court filing Wednesday.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/02/jpmorgan-chase-says-v-i-lawsuit-a-masterclass-in-deflection/

📸: The JPMorgan Chase Bank headquarters in New York. (Shutterstock photo)
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Congressional leadership has named U.S. Virgin Islands Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett to the controversial Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government, the congresswoman’s office announced Thursday.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2023/02/02/plaskett-takes-on-controversial-committee/

📸: V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. (Source File Photo
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Efforts to forge a partnership between the Port Authority and the private sector took a step forward Wednesday at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. About 60 potential investors attended an industry forum where they heard about the authority’s plans to upgrade the territory’s airports.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/02/vips-hosts-industry-forums-on-st-thomas-and-st-croix/

📸: Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. pitches opportunity for airport upgrades and modernization at an industry forum held Wednesday on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has taken action on 26 bills and a resolution from the 34th Legislature’s final session on Dec. 29-30, signing 19 of them into law and vetoing seven measures, Government House announced Thursday.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/02/bryan-signs-19-bills-into-law-from-34th-legislature-vetoes-7/

📸: A woman enters Government House in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. (Shutterstock photo)
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The V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System held a town hall meeting at the American Legion Hall on St. Croix to listen to veterans’ concerns.

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📸: Panelists address veterans’ concerns. (Photo by Diana Dias)
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The U.S. Virgin Islands Fire Service & V.I. Emergency Medical Services has received $1.897 million in federal funding for seven new ambulances, Director Daryl George announced.

Read more:https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/01/federal-dollars-funding-seven-new-ambulances-for-territory/

📸: A USVI ambulance, parked in front of the Schneider Regional Medical Center. The territory is due to receive seven new ambulances with funding from the federal government. (Source file photo)
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Now familiar faces in the territory after more than three decades of giving to local healthcare facilities and non-profits, David and Tina Beale received a warm reception at the St. Thomas East End Medical Center this week as they handed over a check for more than $65,000 for critical supplies and equipment.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/02/01/benny-and-martha-benjamin-foundation-caps-30-years-of-giving-with-east-end-medical-center-donation/

📸: (from left) David Beale, East End Medical Center Rene’ Crawford, Tina Beale, East End board member Dr. Gloria Callwood and Foundation liaison Liza Margolis share a moment while taking a tour of the Center’s facilities. (Ananta Pancham photo)
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Mekiel Reuben has been playing his saxophone for decades and most folks recognize his familiar sound. Recently, at the opening of the Artists Guild’s, “Art Show 2023” at CMCArts, patrons were “wooed” and “wowed” at Reuben’s huge sound reverberating from the balcony above the courtyard.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2023/02/01/local-saxophonist-mekiel-reuben-releases-new-cd/

📸: Saxophonist Mekiel Reuben (Photo Submitted By: Mekiel Reuben)
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Three more arrests were made on St. Thomas surrounding illegal gun possession, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.

Hospital Ground

Jah’Quan Nesbitt, 20, was arrested and charged with possession of illegal
ammunition and possession of illegal ammunition in a government housing community after officers responded to shots fired in Hospital Ground Friday, according to the police report.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/30/operation-clean-sweep-yields-more-arrests-for-gun-possession/

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A man on St. Thomas was shot and killed, marking the territory’s fourth homicide for 2023, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received reports of shots fired in the Bolongo area. Officers responded to the scene and upon arrival, they discovered one victim who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. EMTs arrived on the scene and concluded that the man did not have any vital signs, according to the police report.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/30/man-shot-and-killed-in-bolongo-on-st-thomas/

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