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New Phone App Aims to Improve Taxi Transportation in the V.I.

A new phone application named Caricab has been launched for V.I. residents, the first of its kind, creating communication between the 3,000 taxicab owners licensed by the V.I. Taxi Commission and those on island looking for a ride.

St. Croix Pride Activities Planned for June

Building on a vision of acceptance and empowerment, the activities planned by St. Croix Pride throughout June offer something for everyone – Virgin Islanders and the LGBTQ+ community, organizers say.
Main wreckage of the plane that crashed in December 2017, killing all five aboard. (Photo from National Transportation Safety Board)

Report: Pilot Had Been Warned Not to Fly the Night Stylee Singer Died

The pilot of the aircraft that crashed in December 2017, taking the lives of five Virgin Islanders including Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for Stylee Band, had been told he should not fly that night, according to documents released earlier this year by the NTSB.
Francis Williams (VIPD photo)

Jury Convicts Ex-Police Officer in 2016 Double Homicide

Former V.I. Police Department officer Francis Williams was convicted Tuesday of murdering two fellow police officers almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Police Department of Justice.
A water truck navigates loosely paved roads while delivering gallons of water to a V.I. resident. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Amid Drought, USVI Added to the U.S. Drought Monitor For Regular Reporting

The V.I. will officially be added to the U.S. Drought Monitor map on June 6, 2019, said Brad Rippey of the United States Department of Agriculture, who is helping organize the drought monitoring efforts in the V.I.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (File photo)

Judge Calls WMA Landfill Progress Impressive but Inadequate

When Adrian Taylor, the interim director of the Waste Management Authority, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, he reported progress taking place at the territory’s two landfills. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez called the efforts impressive.

Andrea Prompts First Hurricane Advisory: Are You Ready for the Season?

Subtropical Storm Andrea appears to pose no threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but is a timely reminder to finish hurricane preparations before the official beginning of the hurricane season on June 1.
Taxi owner James Penn testifies against a bill that would require taxicab owners to accept payment by credit cards from customers during the Government Operations, Consumers and Affairs Committee’s Monday meeting. To his left is Averyl Fabian of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

V.I. May Require Taxis Take Credit Cards

Taxis in the V.I. would be required to offer an electronic payment option to customers after the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumers and Affairs Committee on Monday voted to move the bill forward to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.

VIPD Marks Police Week with Slate of Events

The V.I. Police Department began observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week Sunday with a Mother's Day peace concert evening on St. John. A slate of events are scheduled for all week long, paying tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers serving the territory.

AG Nominee Says Staff Inadequate; Senators Question Accountability

Denise George, nominee for attorney general, had a message about inadequate staffing at the Justice Department to deliver to the Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary Wednesday. However, senators appeared more concerned about to whom the attorney general is accountable.

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