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Markoe Elementary Wins First District Marbles Tournament

Participating schools included: Lew Muckle, Alexander Henderson, Claude O. Markoe and Juanita Gardine elementary schools.

27th International Optimist Regatta, TOTE Maritime Clinic and Race Kick-Off This Week

This trio of events is the largest annual little boat regatta in the U.S.V.I. and Caribbean. Sailors will be representing 13 countries: Antigua, Argentina, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, Puerto Rico, the USA and all three U.S. Virgin Islands.
Pan in Motion heads up the street. (Amy Roberts photo)

St. John Festival Details

When Pan-O-Rama begins at 4 p.m. Saturday and the sounds of steel drums fill the air in Cruz Bay, St. John’s July 4th Festival will begin in earnest.
Rocio Cortez Medina (VIPD photo)

Venezuelan Woman Charged with Domestic Violence

Rocio Cortez Medina was arrested by the V.I. Police Department and charged with assaulting a man Saturday, the police reported.
Full shelves look down on empty aisles at the Turnbull Library, which is closed while the air conditioning system is repaired.

Open forum: We Should Be Ashamed…

Carol Lotz-Felix, a former president of The Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries, calls for support and involvement to make the libraries in the Virgin Islands take actions to improve a dire situation.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Addresses Phishing Email Incidents; FBI Investigating the Crime

On two occasions in 2018, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) was the victim of a Business Email Compromise (BEC) -- an instance where a fictitious email appears authentic.

Governor and Interior Department Looking at Proposal to Upgrade Salt River

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discussed upgrading the Visitor’s Center at Salt River National Park during a meeting at Government House Wednesday with Assistant Secretary...
Damaged homes on St Croix after Hurricane Irma. )File photo)

VIHFA Launches Landlord Rental Repair Program

The program will help landlords whose residential rental properties were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Cardinals Pick Virgin Islander in the 2019 MLB Draft

Alex McFarlane, who was born on St. Thomas and attended the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International during his time in the territory, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, the 755th pick in the 25th round of the MLB Draft Wednesday night.

USVI Working With Cruise Lines as Ships Move From Cuba

Following the U.S. government's renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands government is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they race to rework their itineraries.

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