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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.



Now Playing: “Central Intelligence” and “Independence Day: Resurgence”

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.


Both Sides of Medical Marijuana Debate Make Exaggerated Claims

Both sides of the debate over medical marijuana made claims with dubious scientific support during a Senate hearing Friday on medical marijuana legislation. 

Residents March Through St. Thomas Housing Communities, Demand End to Gun Violence

Members of the clergy marched into the Hidden Valley housing community on St. Thomas on Friday and demanded residents put down their guns in an effort to bring peace to the territory.

Mapp's Million-Dollar Hotel-Project Request Contains Few Specifics

Senators got few specific details from the administration when discussing Gov. Kenneth Mapp's request for $1 million for an array of unspecified expenses it may undertake to get several name-brand hotels onto St. Croix. 

Joint Board to Comply with Judge’s Order for Election of Democratic Officers

Compelled by a judge’s ruling to include the election of Democratic Party officers in the upcoming August primary, Joint Elections Board members voted Thursday to make petitions for candidates available from Friday to 5 p.m.…

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The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

Gratitude as a Verb

Thirty years ago when I first heard the adage “gratitude is an action word,” I was bewildered.


Summer Camps and Programs for St. Thomas and St. John Young People

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on…

911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who…

Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge,…

Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday,…

The Bookworm: The King of Pop's Last '83 Minutes'

It’s rare for me to like a book before I even get to the end of page one, but that’s…

WAPA to Modify Disconnection Time for Delinquent Electrical Accounts

In the ongoing effort by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) to fully implement various components of its…



@ School: Nailah Otto Doesn't Know the Meaning of 'Can't'

"Can't" is not in Nailah Otto's vocabulary. The Education COmplex graduates believes she can do what she puts her mind to, including learning at least five languages, including Spanish, Korean and eventually Chinese. 

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@ School: Young Athletes Learn the Ropes at Summer Soccer Camp

Classes may be out for the summer at Gifft Hill School, but Trayser Field at the school’s upper campus remains abuzz with activity thanks to a summer soccer camp that coaches say mixes fun with competitive rigor. 

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