GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

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

Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
Currently:Click for Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-09-29 17:11:05
Organizations — St. Thomas
American Legion of the Virgin Islands Hosts 41st District Convention

             The American Legions of the Virgin Islands will host its 41st Annual American Legion District Convention on Saturday, May 15, at the Myron G. Danielson American Legion Post No. 85 Headquarters, Hospital St., Christiansted.   The convention will begin at 10 a.m. and last throughout the day. Legionnaires from all posts in the territory will assemble to discuss issues affecting V.I. veterans and prepare an agenda for the Department of Puerto Rico Convention next month in Puerto Rico. Guest speaker for the convention is Shenita Washington,assistant Director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

The American Legion will also render a special tribute to Armed Forces Day, the deployed members of the V.I. National Guard and all deployed members of the Armed Forces. 
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, President Harry Truman stated: “Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense.
Read more stories in Organizations»»