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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Senate Looks at Bounced Checks Numbers

Finance Committee Chair Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory expressed concern to the Finance Department on Tuesday about how its budget was presented and how it accepted $2.2 million in worthless checks.

Questions Aplenty at Permit Meeting for Coral Bay FirstNet Construction

Concerned citizens convened for a virtual meeting of the St. John Coastal Zone Management Board on Tuesday night. Two requests for building permits were on the agenda, including one to construct an emergency communications tower serving Coral Bay.

Little League Continues to Encourage More Baseball

The Territorial Championships last weekend marked the start of an exciting period for Little League in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Elmo Plaskett East Little League held the Championships at the Rudy Krieger Ballpark on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

USA’s Montagu Wins 31st International Optimist Regatta

Getting good starts, especially in light wind conditions, led the USA's Alexander Montagu to win the 31st International Optimist Regatta (IOR), hosted at the St. Thomas Yacht Club, June 14-16.

O’Neal Resigns As FBI Circles V.I. Government

Facing investigation by federal authorities, Office of Management and Budget Director Jennifer O’Neal complied with Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr.'s call to resign early Monday.

Key Figures in Federal Misuse of Funds Probe Released on Bond

Three key figures in the ongoing federal misuse of funds investigation—Department of Education Maintenance Director Davidson Charlemagne, his wife Sasha, and former V.I. Housing Finance Authority CEO Darin Richardson—have been released on $100,000 unsecured bonds as they face charges for an alleged $4 million fraud scheme exploiting hurricane recovery funds.

Senators Working to Strengthen Ethics Bill, Express Frustrations Over Federal Funds Probe

In his weekly press conference on Monday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. mentioned a review of an ethics bill that Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens has before the Senate. This comes in the wake of the arrests of Education’s Director of Maintenance Davidson Charlemagne, 50, and his wife, Sasha Charlemagne, 44, and the indictment of Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority Chief Operating Officer Darin Richardson, 56, of St. Thomas.  

Education Officials Fear Teacher Shortage

Low and declining test scores, student absenteeism, and a potential teacher shortage were among the concerns education officials told senators about Monday.

Photo Focus: Family Fun at the St. John Celebration Pageant

Celebrations of Father’s Day and the St. John Royalty Pageant blended together into an evening of live entertainment on Sunday night. The St. John Celebration Prince and Princess contest, paired with the St. John Junior Miss competition, appeared on stage in a new venue for 2024.

VIWMA Schedules Residential Bulk Waste and White Goods Collection Drive for June 22/23

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) will host a hurricane residential bulk waste and white goods collection drive on St. Thomas from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 22 and June 23.

Public Works Reminds Candidates of Necessity of Campaign Advertising Permits

Signs are only allowed in Department of Public Works designated locations, which are listed on the advertising device permit application or approved private locations.

St. Croix Woman Impersonates Deceased Mother

Police arrested a St. Croix woman Saturday for impersonating her deceased mother and selling property that she did not own, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Senate Looks at Bounced Checks Numbers

Finance Committee Chair Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory expressed concern to the Finance Department on Tuesday about how its budget was presented and how it accepted $2.2 million in worthless checks.

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas – June 1-30, 2024

These are the cruise ships calling on St. Thomas at the West Indian Co. (WICO) Dock in Havensight unless otherwise indicated by the tag...

Public Works Reminds Candidates of Necessity of Campaign Advertising Permits

Signs are only allowed in Department of Public Works designated locations, which are listed on the advertising device permit application or approved private locations.

Absentee Ballot Applications for the 2024 Primary Election Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes advises the public that the first day of receipt of Absentee Ballot applications for the 2024 Primary Election is June 4.

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence through Kindness and Connection: Supporting Mental Health in the USVI

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, influencing how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices from day to day. Good mental health is essential for a fulfilling and balanced life.

Senate Looks at Bounced Checks Numbers

Finance Committee Chair Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory expressed concern to the Finance Department on Tuesday about how its budget was presented and how it accepted $2.2 million in worthless checks.

St. Croix Woman Impersonates Deceased Mother

Police arrested a St. Croix woman Saturday for impersonating her deceased mother and selling property that she did not own, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Op-Ed: The Urgent Need for Transparency in the Use of $138 M in ARP Funds for Education

Genevieve Whitaker says, “The recent Workforce and Development Committee hearing provided a crucial platform to discuss the future of education in the Virgin Islands, yet it is regrettable that key issues were not addressed.”

Lady Rovers SC Presents 2024 Summer Kick-Off

Girls’ soccer teams will battle it out this weekend as the Lady Rovers Soccer Club presents its third annual Summer Kick-Off. The tournament will take place from Thursday to Sunday at the St. Croix Renaissance Park, also known as VIALCO, and will feature Girls U6, U11, and U16 teams from St. Croix, St. Thomas, and the BVI. 

St. Croix Artist La Vaughn Belle’s Video Works to be Shown at Bajo El Sol on STJ

Bajo el Sol Gallery, in collaboration with the St. John Film Society and the Gri Gri Project, will welcome St.  Croix artist La Vaughn Belle for a screening of her recent video works on June 22 at 6 p.m. There will also be a signing of her catalog for "Being of Myth and Memory," the artist’s 2023-2024 exhibition, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet June 22

The meeting will begin with regular session agenda items and will continue with the election of officers.

Esmeralda Cornelius Dies at 90

Esmeralda Cornelius, also known as “Esme,” of Estate Lavallee died on June 2. She was 90 years old.

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