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Thursday, December 8, 2022


A Relatively Rare December Tropical System May Develop in the Atlantic This Week

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring a strong weather system that has a chance of developing into a relatively rare December tropical or subtropical storm. The system has been designated as “Invest 99L,” and it is currently located in the central Atlantic.

STJ Coastal Zone Management Schedules Decision Meeting, Public Hearing for Dec. 20

DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol informs the public that the following St. John Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Committee meeting is scheduled for Dec. 20 via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Artistic Duo Create, Collaborate and Build Community

Amy Gibbs is a classically trained artist and the owner of the Art Explorium at Tillett Gardens. Megan Lyn is entirely self-taught and the creative force behind numerous murals around the island. Together, they are working to bring art alive on St. Thomas.

VIPD Make Swift Arrest; Spicy Grill Restaurant Robbery Suspect Caught

A suspect in a St. Croix robbery case was arrested on Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Community First Project Seeks Entries for Logo Contest

Community First, a project of Liberty Place, Inc., is seeking logo entries that represent the charge of ending homelessness in the Virgin Islands. Entries must be submitted to a staff or board member of Liberty Place by January 16, 2023.

Female Assaulted and Cell Phone Damaged During Domestic Violence Incident on St. Thomas

A man on St. Thomas turned himself into the police on Wednesday facing assault and domestic violence charges, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats Plans a Cat Sanctuary

Since 2016, R.E.A.L. (Rescue Educate Adopt Love) Cruzan Cats has been rescuing and finding homes for feline cats and kittens, one at a time. This year, they launched a spay/neuter clinic and are in the process of creating a sanctuary east of Gallows Bay on St. Croix for homeless felines.

WAPA Head Defends Holiday Party

Officials at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority defended an upcoming holiday party Wednesday, saying employees deserved recognition.

Two BVI Men Plead Guilty to Possession of Cocaine on Board a Vessel

Two men from Tortola pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges, U.S. Attorney Delia Smith announced Wednesday.

Territory’s COVID-19 Toll Hits 126 With Death of St. Croix Man, 93

The territory has recorded its 126th death from COVID-19 — a 93-year-old man on St. Croix — the Health Department reported Wednesday afternoon while extending its condolences to his family and friends.

Hazardous Marine Conditions Forecast to Continue Into Next Week

The National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, warns that strong swells will continue to create hazardous conditions across the local waters through the weekend and early next week.

Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder in California Arrested on St. Croix

A man wanted for attempted murder in California is in custody after his arrest Tuesday on St. Croix on a warrant issued by the Sacramento Superior and Municipal Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.

V.I. Children’s Museum Receives Big Check From King of the Wing 2022

More than a dozen people stood excitedly in the V.I. Children’s Museum surrounding a large check. The check was from the King of the Wing competition held this year in June at Magens Bay. It was a fundraiser for the V.I. Children’s Museum and raised $105,281.40.

Grant Sought to Improve WAPA Efficiency

The Water and Power Authority’s Richmond Estate generating plant on St. Croix is online to get $53 million in CDBG-DR funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve the plant’s efficiency and reliability.

“Ah Glow In Deh Park” to light up Limpricht Park Friday

The fourth annual Limpricht Park Tree Lighting hosted by the Crucian Cultural Group will take place on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The virtual program will stream live on WTJX, PBS Channel 12, as well as on the CCG Facebook page.

Police Charge Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend with Aggravated Rape

Experts on cybersecurity often remind parents to monitor their children’s online activity. One St. Thomas mother recently did just that. As a result, a man described as a family friend is being held in jail on $100,000 bail.

Innovative Health Care Program Seeks Emergency Funding at Senate Hearing

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Rotary Club of St. Thomas Plants First Peace Pole with Help from Boys and Girls Club

The Rotary Club of St. Thomas has planted its first peace pole at the Boys and Girls Club at the Oswald Harris Court housing community on St. Thomas. The pole was designed and painted by Boys and Girls Club members ages 4 to 10, according to member Kelecia Francis.

Man from DR Gets Over 8 Years in Prison in STJ Shootout Case

A man from the Dominican Republic has been sentenced in V.I. District Court to more than eight years in prison, U.S. Attorney Delia Smith announced Tuesday.

Car Fire on St. Thomas Under Investigation

A car fire that occurred Sunday on St. Thomas is under investigation, the V.I. Police Department reported. 
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