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Pescador Wins Marlin Tournament with Last-Minute Catch

A last minute catch landed Pescador the Top Boat prize in the 43rd annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament Sunday, according to a news release from the tournament organizers.

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2015-08-30 21:49:39
Never Say Never Leads First Day in Marlin Tournament

The right place at the right time paid off for the sports fishermen aboard Never Say Never, who were the first to release three blue marlin during the first day of fishing in the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

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2015-08-30 00:17:53
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rod Harley

Some people try to distance themselves from their pasts, rather than face them, embrace them, but mental health and human services professional Rod Harley has turned tragedy into triumph.

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2015-08-27 22:36:40
News — St. Thomas
Tropical Storm Danny Forms in Atlantic

A growing tropical wave far out in the Atlantic finally got a name Tuesday; however, Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to revert to a wave when it reaches the local area next week. 

Read entire articleAug 18 2015 - 8:14pm
WAPA Board Approves Fuel Oil Supplier in Special Meeting

On Tuesday the V.I. Water and Power Authority’s governing board authorized its executive director to contract with Glencore Ltd. to supply No. 2 fuel oil to WAPA through March 2016.

Read entire articleAug 18 2015 - 8:05pm
AG Nominee Charges deJongh with Embezzlement

Gov. Kenneth Mapp's brand-new nominee for attorney general announced Tuesday his office is charging former Gov. John deJongh Jr. for allegedly embezzling funds for home security improvements in 2007.

Read entire articleAug 18 2015 - 4:39pm
V.I. Cycling Federation Holds Two Final 2015 Season Races

The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation (VICF) held its final races of the 2015 season, concluding a busy calendar of events with three group rides, five time trial races and 10 road races. The V.I. Championship Time Trial race was held on Saturday and the V.I. Championship Road Race took place on Sunday.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 11:50pm
V.I. Attorney General Says Airlines Won't Notify of Passengers Carrying Guns

Airlines collect information on passengers bringing firearms into the territory but will not share that information with law enforcement, acting Attorney General Claude Walker told senators Monday.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 10:00pm
Undercurrents: Black Caucus Head to Appear on St. Croix

A fundraiser with North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield will be held Sunday to help resolve the campaign debt of former delegate Donna M. Christensen and Basil Ottley.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 9:56pm
Plaskett in Taiwan to Meet Potential Investors

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, along with some other members of Congress, is on a trip to Taiwan this week “to explore economic possibilities” and "to discuss our EDC program."

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 9:44pm
Crowds Unfazed by Rain at Chili Cook Off

The first good rain in months couldn’t stop the lively crowd at the Texas Society of the Virgin Islands’ 31st Annual Chili Cook Off from enjoying more than 70 homemade chilies prepared for Sunday's event.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 9:28pm
A Diver Looks at Dr. Deep’s Last Dive

The world will never know if a popular St. Croix physician – Dr. Guy Garman, known in the diving community as Dr. Deep – set a world record for deep diving Saturday.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 2:36am
@ School: Commissioner Talks About Plans for Territory Schools

Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum has been managing the government’s largest department for months, but the real test will start in September when the doors swing open on the first full school year of her tenure.

Read entire articleAug 17 2015 - 1:33am