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U.S. Geological Survey image shows the location of Tuesday's magnitude 6.5 earthquake.

Magnitude 6.5 Quake Kills One in Puerto Rico *USVI Update*

A severe earthquake registering a 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck Puerto Rico at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, damaging homes, blocking roads, causing landslides and causing at least one fatality. VITEMA reported there was no tsunami threat.

Plaskett Defends V.I. Cockfighting

After several past efforts, it looks like cockfighting is now banned throughout the United States, including the territories, as of December 20, but not without opposition both here in the USVI and over in neighboring Puerto Rico.
Bamboula dancers perform Friday at Sunny Isle. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

STX Students Explore their Heritage at Culture Pop-Up Dances of the...

St. Croix students filled the Sunny Isle Amphitheater on Friday, Dec. 13, learning about culture through dance. The spirit and enthusiasm of the youngsters echoed throughout the shopping mall and beckoned shoppers to stop, look and listen.
Fort Christiansvaern stands guard over Christiansted Harbor. (Source photo by Bill Kossler)

Plaskett Reintroducing STX National Heritage Area Bill

In 2002, then-Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen proposed to Congress that St. Croix be designated a National Heritage Area, a site designated by the United States to encourage historic preservation. Delegate Stacey Plaskett is now carrying on that fight by reintroducing the bill this week.
Now part of Silver Airways, Seaborne still connects the islands of the Caribbean. (Photo submitted by Silver Airways)

Silver Airways Enters Codeshare Partnership with Delta

On Wednesday, the company that a year ago purchased Seaborne Airlines, announced a codeshare partnership with Delta Airlines, creating easier travel from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.

Supreme Court Case Breathes New Life Into Equal Citizenship Movement for...

Tuesday’s oral arguments in a Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board could impact the treatment of future cases involving U.S. territories.
Aerial view of the Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast. (Photo by Blake Gardner)

Pink Fancy Hotel Reopens as Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast

The Pink Fancy Hotel, located a few blocks from downtown Christiansted, first opened its doors in 1948 but has been closed for about a decade. But recently the property has been given a facelift and new life – reopening as the Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast.
In 2013, the V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship parade swirls colorfully down the streets of CHristiansted on the way to the Canegata Ballpark. (File photo)

V.I. and Puerto Rico to Celebrate 55 Years of Unity, Culture,...

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Friendship Committee 2019 has scheduled activities in the spirit of unity, culture and friendship at venues across St. Croix.

Dorian Just Grazes St. Croix

While St. Thomas and St. John bore the brunt Wednesday of the expanding of Tropical Storm Dorian into a hurricane, St. Croix sustained a light dust-up and was reminded how quickly nature can change.
In 2013, the V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship parade swirls colorfully down the streets of CHristiansted on the way to the Canegata Ballpark. (File photo)

Territory Watches as Neighboring Puerto Rico Simmers, Celebrates

With the national spotlight once again trained on their nearest U.S. neighbor, Virgin Islands residents have been watching the political unrest in Puerto Rico with considerable interest.

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