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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

O’Neal Resigns As FBI Circles V.I. Government

Facing investigation by federal authorities, Office of Management and Budget Director Jennifer O’Neal complied with Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr.'s call to resign early Monday.

Key Figures in Federal Misuse of Funds Probe Released on Bond

Three key figures in the ongoing federal misuse of funds investigation—Department of Education Maintenance Director Davidson Charlemagne, his wife Sasha, and former V.I. Housing Finance Authority CEO Darin Richardson—have been released on $100,000 unsecured bonds as they face charges for an alleged $4 million fraud scheme exploiting hurricane recovery funds.

Chaselle McConnell Named State Teacher of the Year

On Saturday, the Virgin Islands Education Department celebrated the finalists for State Teacher of the Year at its 2024-2025 State Teacher of the Year Selection Ceremony on St. Croix at Government House.

Bryan Calls for Resignations Amid Federal Investigation into Misuse of Funds

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has called for the resignations of V.I. Police Commissioner Ray Martinez and Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer O'Neal following an ongoing federal investigation into potential misuse of funds. As of 2 p.m., Martinez's resignation had been accepted "to ensure the integrity of our enforcement laws," according to an official statement.

Committee Favors Leasing Sub Base Properties

The Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance started its hearing Friday morning, considering leasing several government properties in the Sub Base area of St. Thomas. By late afternoon, the committee had received the supporting documents it needed, such as proof of insurance and business licenses, to send the leases to the Rules and Judiciary Committee with favorable recommendations.

Wheatley Center Celebrates 50 Years of Resilience and Community Spirit

The Wheatley Center, a beloved commercial hub on St. Thomas, marked its 50th anniversary with a festive event that showcased its resilience and deep-rooted connection to the community.

Island Mixx 14U Elite Shows Improvement at 2024 AAU National Volleyball Championships

The Island Mixx (IM) 14U Elite finished with a 3-7 overall record at the 2024 AAU National Volleyball National Championships. On the surface, this doesn’t seem like much of an accomplishment, but when you take into account that this team played up two levels from the one they competed in 2023 and one of the starting players from that roster was missing because she made the Island Mixx 16U team it all makes sense.

Weekly Weather Forecast with Jesse Daley

Watch now: Check out our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 24.

Fahie Claims Minor Role In Cocaine Scheme, Seeks Lessened Sentence

Andrew Fahie, the former British Virgin Islands leader who used the code name Head Coach in a plot to smuggle huge quantities of cocaine through Tortola to the mainland United States then hide the proceeds, has asked a federal judge in Miami to lessen his potential penalty when sentenced.

St. Croix Artist La Vaughn Belle’s Video Works to be Shown at Bajo El Sol on STJ

Bajo el Sol Gallery, in collaboration with the St. John Film Society and the Gri Gri Project, will welcome St.  Croix artist La Vaughn Belle for a screening of her recent video works on June 22 at 6 p.m. There will also be a signing of her catalog for "Being of Myth and Memory," the artist’s 2023-2024 exhibition, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.

Absentee Ballot Applications for the 2024 Primary Election Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes advises the public that the first day of receipt of Absentee Ballot applications for the 2024 Primary Election is June 4.

St. Croix Woman Impersonates Deceased Mother

Police arrested a St. Croix woman Saturday for impersonating her deceased mother and selling property that she did not own, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

O’Neal Resigns As FBI Circles V.I. Government

Facing investigation by federal authorities, Office of Management and Budget Director Jennifer O’Neal complied with Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr.'s call to resign early Monday.

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas – June 1-30, 2024

These are the cruise ships calling on St. Thomas at the West Indian Co. (WICO) Dock in Havensight unless otherwise indicated by the tag...

Absentee Ballot Applications for the 2024 Primary Election Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes advises the public that the first day of receipt of Absentee Ballot applications for the 2024 Primary Election is June 4.

Biden Wins U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic Caucus

At the USVI Democratic Party Caucus on Saturday, President Joe Biden defeated Marianne Williamson by a margin of 99.006 percent to .004 percent, the U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic Party reported.

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Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence through Kindness and Connection: Supporting Mental Health in the USVI

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices from day to day. Good mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced life.

O’Neal Resigns As FBI Circles V.I. Government

Facing investigation by federal authorities, Office of Management and Budget Director Jennifer O’Neal complied with Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr.'s call to resign early Monday.

St. Croix Woman Impersonates Deceased Mother

Police arrested a St. Croix woman Saturday for impersonating her deceased mother and selling property that she did not own, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Blyden Expresses Deep Concern Amid Latest Corruption Allegations; Urges Recommitment to Transparency and Accountability

Sen. Marvin Blyden, Senate vice president and chairman of the Committee on Housing, Transportation & Telecommunications, expressed his outrage and concern regarding the recent revelations of corruption by public officials and lamented the impact that misuse of funds or resources has on the public, both in terms of services not delivered and of erosion of public trust.

Island Mixx 18U Ready for the Big Stage

Just as Island Mixx 14U Elite team is saying goodbye to the 2024 AAU National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida, Island Mixx 18U Elite team takes center stage. This team finished the 2024 Michael Richardson Winter Power Volleyball League held in St. Thomas in second place. 

St. Croix Artist La Vaughn Belle’s Video Works to be Shown at Bajo El Sol on STJ

Bajo el Sol Gallery, in collaboration with the St. John Film Society and the Gri Gri Project, will welcome St.  Croix artist La Vaughn Belle for a screening of her recent video works on June 22 at 6 p.m. There will also be a signing of her catalog for "Being of Myth and Memory," the artist’s 2023-2024 exhibition, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.

NRCS Caribbean Area Accepting Applications for Joint Chief’s Landscape Restoration Partnership

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Caribbean Area is now accepting applications for forest management activities on private lands. The activities aim to reduce wildfire risk in municipal watersheds, implement carbon defense initiatives, and enhance habitat for threatened and endangered species through the Caribbean Joint Chiefs' Landscape Restoration Partnership.

Norbert M. Altius Dies at 71

Norbert M. Altius, also known as “Norbie” or “Dadaps,” of Estate Cane, St. Croix, U.S. Virgins Islands, died peacefully at his home on May 30.

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