With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."
Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory on Wednesday, March 19, discusses contingency plans for St. Croix Central High School. The campus has been closed due to the sporadic outbreak of an odor which has caused some students and faculty to report symptoms including dizziness and nausea.
In a year end message to the community, V.I. Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard urged Virgin Islanders to forgo marking the new year with a barrage of gunfire and warning that the police will be attempting to monitor and enforce it.
In an audio file released Oct. 31, 2013, by Government House, Gov. John deJongh Jr. said he is eager for the upcoming Senate hearing on the proposed Hovensa deal, which he said could speed sale of the shuttered refinery and lead to renewed economic activity.
On Oct. 23, 2013, the Senate, meeting in full session, decided not to vote on the proposed Hovensa Fourth Amendment, sending it instead to the Committee of the Whole for further testimony. The next day, Gov. John deJongh Jr. commented, saying he was disappointed, but not surprised, and expressing...
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, U.S. Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard urged the community to be part of the solution by reporting crimes when they witness them.
Another reader sent in this recording of gunshots, also taken near the middle of Charlotte Amalie near Crystal Gade.
As church bells ring in the first minutes of 2013, gunfire erupts in the night sky. The person who sent this in, who is familiar with firearms, identified at least seven weapons – five pistols, a .22, a 9 mm, 40 mm, .357 and .45, plus shotguns and "the...
This three and a half minutes of New Year's gunfire was recorded at midnight at at Crystal Gade, near the center of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas. The sound of automatic weapons fire is pretty clear.