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Inauguration Events Scheduled for Governor-Elect, Lieutenant Governor-Elect

Former First Lady Luz Luis, the territorial chairman of the Inaugural Activities Committee, announced today the schedule of events for…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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'The Chef' Cooks Up KO in Showtime Debut

Staying strong and consistent through eight rounds, V.I. champion fighter Julius “The Chef” Jackson capped off his Showtime Extreme boxing debut with a knockout early in the ninth over opponent Jonathan Nelson.

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2014-12-21 21:09:52
The Bookworm: 'The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas'

Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”

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2014-12-18 21:50:26
Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

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2014-12-17 19:23:05
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Faith Matters: Churchgoers Share Christmas Spirit

There’s something about the holidays; they tap into any vein of generosity, from the tightest to the overflowing. Nowhere is that phenomenon more evident than in island churches.

Read entire articleDec 21 2014 - 10:29pm
Dog Walk Raises Cash for Humane Society

Forty happy dogs and 44 equally happy people took a walk down the waterfront Saturday morning, from Yacht Haven Grande to the Legislature engaging the public, which responded with horn honks, waves, and a bit of cash. Which was the idea.

Read entire articleDec 21 2014 - 2:15am
Cuba Normalization Could be 'Win-Win' for Territory

Plans to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba is a "win-win" opportunity for tourism in the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the region, according to Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.

Read entire articleDec 21 2014 - 12:16am
Senate Overrides Veto To Allow Casinos In Frederiksted, Christiansted

The V.I. Legislature overturned several of Gov. John deJongh Jr.'s vetos, including one that will establish a new type of casino license and allow casinos in the historic towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted, during the 30th Legislature's final session Friday.

Read entire articleDec 20 2014 - 1:10am
Coral Bay Celebrates the Season with Santa

Although several community groups stood up to sing, Santa Claus was the main event at Friday’s annual Coral Bay Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 9:25pm
Man Shot to Death in Tutu High-Rise



Major Crime detectives on St. Thomas are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who on Friday morning was found unresponsive near Bldg. 5 in the Tutu High-Rise apartments.

It was the 19th homicide on St. Thomas in 2014, the 39th in the territory.

Officers were dispatched to the housing complex to investigate reports of gunfire. They arrived at the location at about 11:45 a.m. and saw the victim on the ground in a bushy area near the building.

Officers said the victim appeared to have been shot several times.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 8:39pm
Tourism office opens downtown with a nod to history

A building in the heart of the Charlotte Amalie waterfront was given its historical due Friday afternoon as the stone structure, dating from the 1860s, was christened as the new office and welcome center of the V.I. Department of Tourism.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 8:03pm
Senate Rejects ABR Refinery Plan

The V.I. Legislature rejected a proposed agreement to sell and reopen the Hovensa refinery Friday.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 5:17pm
Attorney General Rebuts Legislative Counsel's Claims about Hovensa Deal

Attorney General Vincent Frazer on Thursday rebutted claims made by the Legislature's deputy chief legal counsel about the proposed deal for the sale of the Hovensa refinery to Atlantic Basin Refinery.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 1:42am
Senate Expanding Arts Tax Breaks

Existing V.I. tax breaks for movie and video productions in the territory will be rewritten to meet film industry expectations if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 1:38am