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Smoke billows on Sunday afternoon from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill, adjacent to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Third Fire in Three Weeks Breaks Out at St. Croix Landfill

Another fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix Saturday, the third in a three-week period. According to a news release from the...
The winner of the children’s mango eating contest was Reyonce Roach, center. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Mango Melee Draws a Crowd to the Garden

Thousands of people young and old flocked to the St. George Village Botanical Gardens Sunday for the ever-popular Mango Melee, where there's something for every one.
Firefighters navigate the flooded passageways of Royal Dane Mall early Friday morning after the fire. (Source photo by James Gardner)

‘It’s Horrendous’ – Rebuilding Royal Dane Could Be a Lengthy Process

Property owners – once allowed to access their spaces and assess the damages – also have to begin working out how to rebuild, a process that officials say could be lengthy depending on insurance, financing and necessary approvals.
Mario Moorhead in February, 2019. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

‘BEELLLOVVEEEDDD!’ – STX Icon Mario Moorhead

For years and years, from 1 to 5 p.m. six days a week, Mario Moorhead manned the microphone, taking calls, lecturing on V.I. history, letting people know about upcoming events, reporting breaking news, rumors of scandals or what have you.
Little St. James Island. (Image from Google Maps)

Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire V.I. Island Owner, Arrested For Sex Trafficking Children

A wealthy Virgin Islands landowner was arrested by federal authorities Saturday. According to reports appearing in major U.S. newspapers, Jeffrey Epstein, 66, was apprehended as he flew into a New Jersey airport on a private plane arriving from Paris.
Assata Afua, director Black Power Theater, relates her experience of Ghana. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)Assata Afua, director Black Power Theater, relates her experience of Ghana. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Senators Open the Floor to Culture

Song, dance and poetry are naturally focused on by the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging. But under the chairmanship of Sen. Myron Jackson the committee has done more than analyze the arts; it has brought them alive in Senate chamber.
Smoke billows on Sunday afternoon from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill, adjacent to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Another Fire Breaks Out at Anguilla

Another fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix Saturday, the third in a three-week period. According to a news release from the...
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Fire Services Director Darryl George and St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator Avery Lewis look through aerial photos of the fire Friday morning.

Fire that Devastated Royal Dane Mall Still Being Investigated

Around 9 a.m. Friday, firefighters were still on the scene of a fire that broke out after midnight and devastated the historic Royal Dane Mall.

Overnight Blaze Devastates Historic Royal Dane Mall

A roaring blaze engulfed the Royal Dane Mall in downtown Charlotte Amalie overnight, devastating the mall and damaging adjacent buildings. In a press conference Friday,...
Anna Heegaard (photo courtesy of Ancestry.com).

Remembering Emancipation: Von Scholten’s Mistress Played Important Role in Emancipation

Anna Heegaard, the consort of Gov. Gen. Peter von Scholten for 20 years, played an important part “behind the curtains” in bringing about emancipation on July 4, 1848, according to a descendant.

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