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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, July 13, 2024

Taxi Commission Push To Digitize Enters 12th Year

In a tradition going back at least a dozen years, the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission has asked the Legislature Friday for funding to modernize, digitize, and get off the pen-and-paper system that’s been in place since 1978.

DLCA and Office of Cannabis Regulation Defend 2025 Budgets

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Budget, Appropriations and Finance learned about government agencies' annual income and expenses, including the Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department and the Office of Cannabis Regulation, which falls under the DLCA.

St. Croix Man Shot in Head Continues Week of Gun Violence

A 23-year-old St. Croix man was shot to death Thursday morning, continuing a dramatic week of gun violence.

Outgoing CEO Gives Final Report on JFL to Hospital Board

After almost four years as chief executive officer of the Gov. Juan Luis Medical Center on St. Croix, Doug Koch presented his final report to the Territorial Hospitals Board on Wednesday and congratulated Interim CEO Hazel Philbert for stepping in to fill the position on an interim basis.

34th Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Expected to Draw Large Crowd Sunday

The highly anticipated Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, hosted by the Northside Sportfishing Club, is scheduled for Sunday at Hull Bay Hideaway, with fishing set to start at 5:30 a.m., followed by weigh-in and a lively beach party beginning at noon.  

35th Legislature Hosts Perma Plaque Ceremony to Honor Three Virgin Islanders

Members of the 35th Legislature, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr., held a Perma Plaque Ceremony at the Capitol Building. Lawmakers posthumously honored Wayne “Facts Man” Adams, Benburin “Benny” Stephans, and former Senator Horace A. Callwood Sr. for their exceptional services to the territory.

Two Dead in ‘Senseless’ Shooting at Four Winds Plaza on STT, VIPD Reports

Two people are dead and two were taken to hospital after a shooting Wednesday night at Four Winds Plaza on St. Thomas that Police Chief Steven Phillip called senseless and disturbing.

Defendant in 2007 St. Croix Alumina Suits Claims it’s Too Soon for Trial

In 2007, former employees of a St. Croix bauxite mining company filed suit, claiming they’d been exposed to dangerous dust and may develop cancer or respiratory ailments. On Wednesday, 17 years since the initial suit, attorneys for the current owners of what was once Martin Marietta Alumina told the Virgin Islands Superior Court it was too soon for a trial, according to court records.

National Guard Says Finance Department Slows Vendors’ Payments

Maj. Gen. Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, commander of the V.I Army and Air National Guard, Tuesday presented to the Senate’s Committee on Budget, Appropriations and Finance a budget for fiscal year 2025 requesting $2.9 million that compares with a projected contribution of $50 million from the federal government.

Op-Ed: It Won’t Be a Bumper Mango Season, Which Could be a Good Thing

Due to our wet season so far for the past couple of months, we will get mangoes, but not in abundance. It could be a good thing, according to the old people’s saying that mango is one of the fruits when in abundance can spell the approach of hurricanes toward the islands. I hope we didn’t forget the 2017 hurricane season when Irma and Maria hit us head on. That year, as we would say traditionally, “mangoes knocking down dogs,” which means there was a bumper crop.

Board of Elections to Conduct Testing of ExpressVote and DS200 Voting Machines

Members of the public and media are invited to witness the process. Feel free to contact the St. Croix Elections office at 773-1021 or the St. Thomas office at 774-3107.

Federal Jury Convicts Man on Child Pornography and Rape Charges

A federal jury convicted Dante James, 28, of St. Croix, on production of child pornography and second-degree rape charges. James awaits sentencing on a date to be set by District Judge Wilma Lewis, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Friday.

Governor and LEPC Director Host Criminal Justice Stakeholders Meeting

This event was the first of its kind meeting of the heads of all sectors of the criminal justice system in the territory.

WAPA Celebrates 60 Years With Hurricane Preparedness Campaign, Engages Youth in Summer Camps

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA or the Authority) has launched a comprehensive hurricane preparedness campaign aimed at engaging the youth in the community, including a digital informational series. This week, WAPA visited three local camps.

Board of Elections to Conduct Testing of ExpressVote and DS200 Voting Machines

Members of the public and media are invited to witness the process. Feel free to contact the St. Croix Elections office at 773-1021 or the St. Thomas office at 774-3107.

Absentee Ballot Applications Available for 2024 Primary Election

Be reminded, a voter must apply by Tuesday, July 16, 2024, for any absentee ballot that must be mailed.

Governor and LEPC Director Host Criminal Justice Stakeholders Meeting

This event was the first of its kind meeting of the heads of all sectors of the criminal justice system in the territory.

Federal Jury Convicts Man on Child Pornography and Rape Charges

A federal jury convicted Dante James, 28, of St. Croix, on production of child pornography and second-degree rape charges. James awaits sentencing on a date to be set by District Judge Wilma Lewis, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Friday.

Op-Ed: It Won’t Be a Bumper Mango Season, Which Could be a Good Thing

Due to our wet season so far for the past couple of months, we will get mangoes, but not in abundance. It could be a good thing, according to the old people’s saying that mango is one of the fruits when in abundance can spell the approach of hurricanes toward the islands. I hope we didn’t forget the 2017 hurricane season when Irma and Maria hit us head on. That year, as we would say traditionally, “mangoes knocking down dogs,” which means there was a bumper crop.

D’Amour Set to Compete as Archery Entry List Finalized for 2024 Olympics

The entry list for Archery at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is now complete. Fifty-three National Olympic Committees have submitted the names of the 128 archers — 64 men and 64 women — who will participate in the archery competitions at the Esplanade des Invalides.

34th Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Expected to Draw Large Crowd Sunday

The highly anticipated Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, hosted by the Northside Sportfishing Club, is scheduled for Sunday at Hull Bay Hideaway, with fishing set to start at 5:30 a.m., followed by weigh-in and a lively beach party beginning at noon.  

Rotary Club of St. Thomas II Installs New President

The  Rotary Club of St Thomas II installed its new president, Sinclair Wilkinson, and board for the new 2024 - 2025 Rotary year, the club announced. 

Vera James Dies at 64

Vera James of Estate Lorraine Villiage died on June 17.

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