V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has asked President Joe Biden to replace U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert, saying Shappert refuses to meet her, obstructs meetings with other officials for partisan motivations and has replaced V.I. attorneys with stateside people in a discriminatory manner.
Fifteen years after a St. Thomas businessman was found dead in his home with a knife in his neck and four years since police dug into a cold case murder investigation, a Superior Court judge upheld the leading charges in the death of Egbert Stuart.
The V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue has received advanced federal funding from the U.S. Treasury to begin processing the second round of COVID-19 relief checks to Virgin Islanders.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health said on Sunday it was investigating the unexpected death of a 41-year-old man on St. Thomas. The man had recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago, the department said in its news release.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it had awarded $133 million to the V.I. Water and Power Authority to continue installing composite utility poles and undergrounding electrical equipment on St. John.
It was 1989 when Daniel A. Wolf – flight instructor, airplane pilot, airline mechanic and entrepreneur – along with his eight employees, celebrated Cape Air’s first flight, from Boston to Provincetown.
While the V.I. Health Department is still focused on COVID-19 surveillance, testing and outreach, the rollout of the COVID vaccine in the territory has received “encouraging” support and participation from the community, according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.
A ticket to a 1956 civil rights rally at Madison Square Garden in New York has come full circle, from moldering in debris in an empty St. Croix home to Texas and now back to St. Croix, to the hands of amateur Virgin Islands historian and collector Julio Encarnacion.
The third of fourth forums on racism, presented by the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, focused on historical and current examples of racism and – as with previous workshops in the series – asked attendees to enumerate actions to be taken to fight discrimination.
The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter for the 29-foot small passenger vessel Alternate Attitude just outside Cruz Bay, St. John, on Sunday. The vessel was reportedly overcrowded.