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The Moorings, Longtime Sponsor, Onboard for 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta

The familiar blue/ red/ wave-like/ M-shaped logo of The Moorings will again be a familiar sight to sailors racing in the 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 22-24.

Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament Scheduled for Feb. 14-18

St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) will host the Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament over the U.S. President’s Day holiday weekend. Over $5,000 will be awarded in cash prizes, plus trophies.

Zayvon Acoy Charged For Assaulting, Forcing Minor Into Prostitution

Zayvon Acoy, 27, of St. Croix has been charged with sex trafficking of children for allegedly physically forcing his 17-year old girlfriend to have sex with a man for pay.

CBS, CW, ABC and One Caribbean TV Return to Viya USVI Cable TV

Off air since Jan. 4, CBS, CW, ABC and One Caribbean TV are back on Viya Cable TV in the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to Viya, Lilly Broadcasting imposed what Viya calls a severe rate increase for the CBS, ABC, CW and OCTV networks, nearly doubling their cost.

Bordeaux Farmer of the Year Says St. Thomas Farming is an Art

St. Thomas farmer Nash West is in her element when she hikes her farm.
Lt. Gov.-elect Tregenza Roach. (File photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

Guardian Insurance Takes Over Troubled Real Legacy Insurance Company

Troubled insurance company Real Legacy Assurance, the subject of eight V.I. federal lawsuits and subject to regulatory action in Puerto Rico, has been transferred to Guardian General Insurance Company.

Former Sen. Wayne James’ Sentenced to 30 Months For Pocketing Public Money

A public corruption case involving a former Virgin Islands lawmaker came to an end Thursday when Wayne James was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

New St. John Recycling Center Sets Ambitious Agenda

All the pieces are in place to launch a new recycling center on St. John that will initiate comprehensive recycling programs as well as address a range of community needs.

DOH Says No Dengue Cases Since 2017, But Outbreak Still A Possibility

Jamaica’s recent report of a dengue outbreak resulted in the British Virgin Islands issuing a dengue alert earlier this week despite it not reporting any new cases of the mosquito-borne disease, but for now, the U.S. Virgin Islands will not issue an alert.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Gov. Bryan Asks Feds to Extend Home Repair Program

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is asking FEMA to extend the Jan. 31 deadline for its Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program to make sure eligible homes get repaired before hurricane season.

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