Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

2015-07-02 00:01:52
Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great Recession, the loss of EDC beneficiaries and the closing of HOVENSA.

2015-07-01 22:56:01
Summer Camps and Programs for St. Thomas and St. John Youth

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities to offer parents a variety of choices. Please e-mail information to

2015-07-01 15:26:00
News - Local news — St. Thomas
Tourism Devoting Extra Hotel Tax Funds on Ads, Promotions and Subsidizing Flights

The Department of Tourism is seeking an extra $1.5 million from hotel occupancy tax revenues for promotions and to subsidize airlift to bring in more visitors, the Senate Finance Committee heard Thursday.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:19pm
New School Discipline Policy Moving Away from Suspensions

The Board of Education is revising V.I. student disciplinary policy to move away from punishing students by sending them home and instead to try to directly address and correct the specific behavior.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 1:05am
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: A Tribute to Oswin ‘Zeke’ Sewer Sr.

I have chosen to dedicate today’s article to my uncle, retired educator and community activist Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr. because he truly was a Jewel of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:44am
N.Y. Judge Rejects Hess Suit for Lack of Jurisdiction

A New York District Court Judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by Hovensa's parent company seeking $84 million, saying his court lacked jurisdiction to judge the suit on its merits.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:36am
Mapp Disapproves Carambola Golf Club EDC Tax Break Extension

Gov. Kenneth Mapp disapproved the application of the Carambola Golf Club for an extension and modification of EDC benefits, citing a lack of compliance with the terms of the tax breaks.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:36am
U.S. Marshals Put St. Croix Man on Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has J’Wa Charlery, 19, of St. Croix to its "15 Most Wanted Fugitives" list as a suspect in a murder that took place in November in Richmond, Va.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:30am
Griffith: JFL Makes Progress towards CMS Compliance

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital governing board on Wednesday received an update on finances and progress towards reaching compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:54pm
Budget Cuts Hurting V.I. Health, Education

Those most in need will keep having limited access to mental health and dental care, and students will see classrooms without teachers this fall, unless the territory finds more money, senators heard Tuesday.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:42pm
Former VING Major Convicted of Wire Fraud

After a three-day trial, a federal jury found former V.I. National Guard Major Sherrymae Morales, 54, guilty of 21 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Wednesday.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:33pm
Mapp: Same Sex Couples ‘Can Be Married’ in the V.I., Territory Must Comply with Court Ruling

The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same sex marriage equality is clear and makes “null and void” local law that defines marriage as only a union between a man and woman, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 12:19am