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Sports, Parks and Recreation to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on Oct. 26

The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation will hold an Employee Appreciation Day filled with team-building activities on Tuesday, Oct. 26. All DSPR offices in the territory will be closed for regular business on this day.

Woman Reports Being Raped in Altona Area

A woman reported to police that she had been raped by a man who picked her up early Monday, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Shooting Victim Treated for Wounded Foot

A man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for a wound he received in a shooting Monday afternoon in the Savan area of St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Community Mourns the Loss of Broadcaster, Friend Anita Davis-Sedlak

The news of the death of Anita Davis-Sedlak after an illness was met with shock and sorrow, not only by those who knew her best, but by people who may have met her a few times in passing, who listened to her on the radio growing up,

Virgin Islander Tapped as Interim Superintendent for Pittsburgh Public Schools

In September, Wayne Walters was named interim superintendent for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, a system to which he has dedicated more than 30 years, serving first as a teacher, then climbing the ranks to assistant superintendent.

Arioc Diaz Melendez, a 28-year-old from Puerto Rico, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. According to court documents, Melendez was the captain of a vessel that was traveling without...

This Week’s Senate Calendar: Oct. 25-29, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar Named Founding Dean of UVI Medical School

St. Thomas native Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar has been appointed founding dean of the University of the Virgin Islands  S. Donald Sussman School of Medicine, UVI announced Monday.

Clothesline Project Cultivates Awareness of Domestic Violence in the Territory

A message condemning domestic violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands was strung from the central pillars in Tutu Park Mall in St. Thomas on Saturday, fluttering in the breeze, commemorating the 260 islanders in the last decade who have died because of it.

Author Tiphanie Yanique Promoting Her New Novel in USVI Appearances

Yanique is scheduled to greet the public at a book signings on St. Thomas and St. John Oct. 28. Those who can’t catch either in person appearances can still meet the author in a virtual events set for Oct. 28 and for Liberty Day on Nov. 1. She will be signing and reading from her latest novel, "Monster in the Middle."

Suriname Defeats USVI in U-17 Women’s Qualifying Game

It was a tough day at the office for the U.S. Virgin Islands Under 17 Women’s National Team, falling to Suriname, 3-1, in the Concacaf Qualifier held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Territorial Nurses Renewal Applications Due by Oct. 31

All packets must be received by Dec. 10 to ensure license approval and issuance by Jan. 1, 2022.

USDA Takes Aggressive Action to Protect U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico from African Swine Fever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily stopped the movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products and swine byproducts into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from other countries and from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands into the U.S. mainland.

UVI Trustees Elect Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. to Board, OK UVI Med School Strategic Plan

Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. was elected to a five-year term on the University of the Virgin Islands’ Board of trustees beginning Tuesday. He will fill one of the vacant positions on the board that were held by Alexander Moorhead and Yvonne E.L. Thraen.

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting, Armed Theft on St. Croix

Kareem Smith, a 37-year-old resident of Salt River on St Croix, died of gunshot injuries incurred during a shooting incident Saturday evening, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the 26th homicide on St Croix since the beginning of the year, the 39th in the territory,

Homicides 2021

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island.

Police Investigating Shooting in La Grande Princesse

The V.I. Police Department is investigating a shooting on St. Croix that left one vehicle riddled with bullets and prompted a victim to be taken to the hospital where he was rushed into surgery.

Contacts Given for Information on Social Security or Medicare

Individuals can do much of their Medicare business with Social Security online. They could find relevant information at www.socialsecurity.gov or call the local field office.

Superior Court Appoints Joseph T. Gasper Esq. Staff Master

Gasper ascends to the position of staff master after more than 10 years of service in the Virgin Islands Judiciary,

We Want to Hear from You About SSI Discrimination in the USVI

“Something that’s been missing at a national level are the voices of already vulnerable citizens in the territories whose lives have been made that much more difficult by the denial of federal benefits like SSI,” said Neil Weare, president of Equally American.





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