Homelessness in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in a crisis that could get worse as resources from the federal government dwindle, members of the Senate Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning were told Wednesday.
Groups representing retired Virgin Islands government workers on Tuesday filed a petition in Superior Court seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the territorial government to pay at least $21 million it owes the retirement fund.
The V.I. Health Department kicked off a week of activities, Monday, in recognition of the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, with open houses on St. Croix and St. Thomas.
Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.
Adults who came out to watch and cheer on competitors in 2017 Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon said they do so because the event promotes healthy activity and children, unites the community, and raises money for worthy causes.