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Two Persons of Interest In Havensight Robbery In Custody, Police Looking for More

As the V.I. Police Department continues to investigate Saturday morning’s attempted robbery in Havensight Mall, VIPD Commissioner Ray Martinez confirmed community and police intel led officers to intercept a vehicle and take into custody two individuals -  who were found with an automatic assault rifle, handgun ammunition - that are deemed persons of interest in this and several other violent crimes. 

Tillett Gardens Holiday Shopping Bazaar Commences Next Weekend

Back for a second time, the Tillett Gardens Holiday Shopping Bazaar will be held on Dec. 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of Rhoda Tillett, who used to host regular craft fairs throughout the years. The "uplifting," "community-supported" event will boast the opportunity for families to take photos with Santa Clause on Sunday.

Limetree Bay Refinery Faces $259K in Fines for Alleged OSHA Violations

Limetree Bay Refinery faces $259,407 in proposed penalties for 20 Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations, the U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday.

Amaro Out, Comissiong In as Acting Schneider CEO

Board members heard about overtime woes, staff vaccination and plans for a new St. Croix hospital new hospitals at the monthly Territorial Hospital Board meeting Wednesday evening.

“Light Dem Up: Festival of Trees” Coming to St. Croix’s Limpricht Park Friday

Limpricht Park on King Street in Christiansted will be home to “Light Dem Up: Festival of Trees.” Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., the park will be alive with holiday lights for the “Ah Glow in De Park” virtual tree lighting

“Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism” on Exhibit at American University Museum

Amber Robles-Gordon's "Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism" has a dual purpose. It consists of her "Place of Birth and Breath" solo exhibit viewed first in her native Puerto Rico in 2020, and it has evolved into a component exhibit, which is an exploration of the historical underpinnings of U.S. Colonialism.

Fed Infrastructure Bill Provides $31.9 Million for USVI Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Virgin Islands will get $31.9 million out of about $50 billion in the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure law recently approved by Congress that is slated for work to upgrade the nation's aging water infrastructure.

Foodies Alert: Three Day Taste of St. Croix Begins Thursday

After teasing the public this year with mini events due to the pandemic, the 21st “A Taste of St. Croix” will begin Thursday with fewer attendees who will follow the Virgin Islands COVID-19 regulations, and show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus prior to the events.

IG Finds Fault with WAPA Propane Project, Senator Wants Investigation

Contract overruns are common but when the Water and Power Authority’s contract with Vitol to convert utility generating units to burn propane ballooned from $87 million to $150 million, many Virgin Islanders became concerned.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 35 Prize Winners

“The Caribbean Writer” is pleased to announce the prize winners for Volume 35 which is  themed: “Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past Imagining a Future.”

Site Selection Magazine Highlights Business Investment Opportunities in USVI

The economic development magazine highlights the targeted sectors and aspirational goals of Vision 2040, a 20-year transformational economic plan for the USVI.

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V.I. Government Awards Healthcare Foundation an ARPA Grant; Local Non-profit to Open Outpatient Dialysis Center

On Nov. 11, 2021, VIHCF was awarded a $1 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant from the V.I. Government. 

Open forum: To the Rescue

Bob Malacarne NR-EMT gives a short history of the creation of the St. John Rescue and the important work it does.

Arizona Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies are 2021 Paradise Jam Women Tournament Champions

The final day of 2021 Paradise Jam was once again filled with excitement. After this three-day event held in the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, the University of Arizona and Texas A&M proved to be the best teams within their division. The final day featured four games.

Tillett Gardens Holiday Shopping Bazaar Commences Next Weekend

Back for a second time, the Tillett Gardens Holiday Shopping Bazaar will be held on Dec. 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of Rhoda Tillett, who used to host regular craft fairs throughout the years. The "uplifting," "community-supported" event will boast the opportunity for families to take photos with Santa Clause on Sunday.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 35 Prize Winners

“The Caribbean Writer” is pleased to announce the prize winners for Volume 35 which is  themed: “Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past Imagining a Future.”

Helenita R. Scotland Dies at 95

The Scotland Family regrets to inform our treasured friends, acquaintances and loved ones of the passing of our Family Matriarch First Lady Helenita R. Scotland of William’s Delight, Frederiksted, St. Croix.

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Officials from CREF3 USVI Hotel Owner, Inc., a company owned and managed by Fortress Investment Group, on Tuesday presented plans for the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort, which the company has scheduled to reopen in November 2022, after it was devastated by the storms of 2017.
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📸: Frenchman’s Reef, St. Thomas, pictured in Fortress Investment Group’s presentation. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
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The bright-billed oystercatchers living in the Caribbean (Haematopus palliatus) generally stay out of sight, mostly sticking to isolated beaches and rocky offshore islands.
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📸: An American Oystercatcher on the south shore of St. John. (Photo by Gail Karlsson)
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An hour before the sun rose on Sept. 2, Sydne Didier slipped into the water from the National Park boat ramp in Cruz Bay. Twelve hours and 47 minutes later, she returned to that spot, having just swum 23 miles around St. John without stopping.

Didier is not the first person to do this, but she is the second, and the first female. In 2016, Jeff Miller, a fisheries biologist with the National Park Service, completed the first nonstop circumnavigation of St. John and still holds the record of 12 hours and 19 minutes.
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📸: A glowstick tucked into Didier’s swim cap helped kayakers in her support team to keep their eye on the swimmer. (Jeff Miller photo)
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Designer Giana Abreu-Christopher has spent the last five years working in collaboration with M.L. Scotland, local photographer and owner of Aesthete Noire, to enhance the fashion status of madras in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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📸: Designer and owner of Designs by Regal Giana Abreu-Christopher describes her clothing as “culture reinvented through fashion.” (Photo by Aesthete Noire)
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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts invite the community to “Dualidad Antillana: Cuba & Puerto Rico,” an art exhibition opening and an evening of musical entertainment.

Patrons must RSVP and show proof of vaccination to enter the event at the museum on the Strand in downtown Frederiksted. The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
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📸: Curator Wilfred Labiosa near a  silkscreen created in honor of his father, Wilfred Labiosa (Source photo by Elisa McKay)
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Rembrandt Dittrich has 60 days to vacate property on Hassel Island where his father lived and worked for 60 years, V.I. District Court Chief Judge Robert Molloy ruled on Tuesday.

Dittrich, son of the late Manfred Dittrich, a beloved sailmaker who lived on the island from 1956 until his death in June 2016, said the 4.96-acre parcel where his father ran his business and raised his family was now his, claimed under the legal principle of “adverse possession,” and the property should go to his heirs, according to documents filed in the case.
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A “through investigation” by V.I. Justice Department agents has led the department to file criminal charges against Sen. Marvin Blyden for “willfully exposing the public to a contagious disease” after testing positive on Sept. 15 for COVID-19.

The charge is one count of exposure in a public place while infected with a contagious disease, which carries a fine of $200, one-year imprisonment or both.
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📸: Sen. Marvin Blyden speaks during a Senate Committee hearing in June. (Photo by the V.I. Legislature)
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In mid-August, Sean Krigger, director of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, got a call he was expecting sooner rather than later.

Human bones had been observed in a trench that was being excavated by contractors working for the V.I. Water and Power Authority on the western tip of the historic district of Cruz Bay on St. John.
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📸: Photo by Amy Roberts
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When you grow up as Nicci Roos did, on a 13-by-3-mile island, you learn to think small, at least in the physical sense.
Perhaps that’s why Roos is able to pack so much into her new storefront, Nicci’s Boutique, housed in an 11-foot by 11-foot by 11-foot peach-colored box on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront promenade.

It’s overflowing, not only with women’s fashions featuring Fair Trade and local brands, but also with a community spirit offering connection, fitness and fun.
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📸: Nicci Roos positions a rack of summery boho dresses outside her new women’s boutique located in a colorful kiosk next to the Box Bar on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront. (Source photo by Patricia Borns)
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The man who spent more than a decade helping to celebrate the contributions of outstanding Virgin Islanders through his role as chair of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II’s Person of the Year Award Committee was himself held up over the weekend by hundreds of community members who mourned his passing and described it as a “great loss” for the territory and its continued development.
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📸: Elliott “Mac” Davis joined fellow cyclers in January 2010 for the “I ride with Mac” 50-mile ride on St. Thomas. (Photo provided by Walter ‘Wally’ Bostwick)
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News of the death of Holland Redfield, the six-time U.S. Virgin Islands senator and longtime voice of the V.I airwaves, brought words of sadness and recollections of his service to the territory.

Redfield died Saturday at the age of 78.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called Redfield “a dear friend, mentor and pillar of the community” in a statement issued by Government House.
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The West Indian Company welcomed the passengers and crew of the Norwegian Gem at least 30 minutes earlier than anticipated on Wednesday, according to a WICO release.
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📸: Norwegian Gem Captain Kim Karlsson with WICO President Anthony Ottley on Wednesday. (WICO photo)
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In mid-July, a team of divers from several organizations took to the murky waters of Coral Bay harbor to confirm what several local divers have quietly alleged for a long time: the existence of a partially buried ship dating back to the early 1700s that could prove to have great historical significance.
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📸: Divers found a cross at the site of the shipwreck. (Photo by Colin Hanson)
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