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Youth Artists Imagine Justice at 81C

Original artwork by Virgin Islands youth artists was featured at an exhibit at 81C according to a recent press release.

Virgin Islanders Compete in Cross-Country Events Near and Far

Virgin Islands cross-country runners are competing and representing the USVI both on the U.S. mainland and on St. Croix, according to the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation.

Tropical Storm Philippe Brings Heavy Rain; Flooding Possible

Update: heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Philippe is forecast to continue through at least today and tomorrow as the system moves to the north of the USVI and Puerto Rico. Flooding is possible, and residents and visitors in both territories are advised to remain alert.  

All Public Schools Closed Wednesday as TS Philippe Lashes Territory

All public schools in the territory are closed Wednesday as heavy winds and rain from Tropical Storm Philippe lash the Virgin Islands.

Forever Chucky: Former Sen. Alicia Hansen Dies at 70

Outspoken former St. Croix lawmaker Alicia "Chucky" Hansen passed away Monday at the age of 70. As word of her passing spread across the Virgin Islands, it was met with praise for a woman considered a passionate advocate for underserved and underrepresented Virgin Islanders.

Good Hope Country Day School Hosts Volleyball Tournament

St. Croix Good Hope Country Day School (GHCDS) held its first volleyball tournament since 2020, welcoming four varsity girls teams, three varsity boys teams, and four junior varsity boys and girls teams. 

Speedy Networks Need WAPA Poles, DPW Permits

The territory might be getting a bit over-networked, according to Stephan Adams, chief executive officer of the V.I. Next Generation Network.

Judiciary Formally Welcomes Carol Thomas-Jacobs as Judge

The court community of the Virgin Islands formally welcomed a new Superior Court judge for the St. Thomas-St. John-Water Island district. An investiture ceremony took place Tuesday morning, honoring Carol Thomas-Jacobs.

Merritt Updates Senators on Bovoni Landfill Fire and WMA

On Tuesday, Roger Merritt, executive director of the Waste Management Authority, gave an extensive report on the authority’s effort to bring about recycling, prevent future landfill fires, pay past due bills, and comply with a federal consent decree.

V.I. National Park Working to Remove Vessel Debris from STJ Reef

After relocating endangered coral a safe distance, the Virgin Islands National Park continues to remove debris from the site of a sailboat grounding that occurred in July off St. John, officials announced Monday.

BVI Firm Wins $10 Million Judgment Against W.Va. Gov., U.S. Senate Candidate

If West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice hopes to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2024, the coal-country Republican will likely need to dig out of more than $10 million he owes a British Virgin Islands-based company.

Traditional West African Libation Ceremony Held on Sunday Hosted by the St. Croix Orchid Society

On Sunday, the members of the St. Croix Orchid Society (SCOS) held a traditional West African Libation Ceremony to honor the ancestors who lived, worked and died on Estate St. George.

New Hampshire Woman Found Dead on St. Croix

A New Hampshire woman was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on St. Croix Tuesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Basketball Coach Certification Process Available in November

The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the Department of Education-Sports will be hosting a basketball coaching certification in November 2023.

Sex Offender Asymo L. Prentice Pleads Not Guilty

Asymo L. Prentice, 31, of St. Croix, was arraigned in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands for failure to comply with registration requirements. Prentice also has an outstanding warrant from Fulton County, Georgia, for violating probation based on his conviction of child molestation in 2008, Attorney General Ariel Smith announced Tuesday.

Man Stabbed in Back While Enjoying A Few Drinks on St. Thomas

A St. Thomas man was stabbed in the side of his back while enjoying a few drinks on Brookman Road, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Elections System to Host ‘Naturalization: Home Is Where My Vote Is’ Forum Twice

The forum will be held on Oct. 4, on St. Thomas and from 6-7:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 6, on St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands Medical Simulation Center.

FEMA, FCC, VITEMA Plan USVI Emergency Alert Test and Wireless Emergency Alerts for October 4

FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, and VITEMA, will conduct a test in the U.S. Virgin Islands of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

$1.02 Billion Executive Budget Signed Into Law as Fiscal Year Begins

A day into the start of the new fiscal year, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has signed the FY 2024 executive budget into law, which totals approximately $1.02 billion.

Governor Updates Territory on Stateside Meetings, Names Averil George to Head DHS

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. talked about meetings in Washington D.C. last week to convince federal government officials to grant additional financial aid but didn’t learn if any of the requests were granted.
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