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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, September 28, 2023


Tropical Storm Philippe May Impact USVI, Puerto Rico

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe, located east of the Lesser Antilles. While the tropical disturbance is not a well-developed storm, it may impact the USVI and Puerto Rico this weekend, bringing rain and gusty winds. 

Human Trafficking is Not Just the Other Guy’s Problem

People who see the Jeffrey Epstein human trafficking case in the Virgin Islands as a unique situation just aren’t looking, according to an expert on the subject.

The Children’s Museum Hosts Worldwide Day of Play Saturday

Sept. 30 is the Worldwide Day of Play and the Children’s Museum of St. Croix will host a playful free event at Fort Frederick from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Suspect in St. Croix Nightclub Shooting Arrested at St. Thomas Airport

Quick thinking by police on St. Croix helped to capture a suspect believed to have shot two people Monday night in Kingshill. Detectives say they caught up with him at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas the next day. 

Shooting in Campo Rico Leaves One Man Dead

A man was found shot to death in Campo Rico, St. Croix, Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

St. Croix Man Kidnaps Ex-girlfriend; Faces Domestic Violence Charges

A St. Croix man is facing domestic violence charges after kidnapping his girlfriend, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.

Elections System Celebrates 60th Anniversary; Plans Forum on Naturalization: ‘Home Is Where My Vote Is’

These forums aim to explore the profound role and impact of naturalized citizens voting in the United States Virgin Islands.

V.I. Sailing Association to Host Coaching and Mentoring Women’s Sailing Course Oct. 27-29

he Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (VIOC) member association, which represents the sport of sailing in the territory, will host the Coaching and Mentoring Women’s Sailing Course from Oct. 27 to 29, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC). Seven women each from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John will participate.

New Public Moorings Now Available for Use in USVI Waters Due to VIPCA/USVI Government Partnership

The first phase has been completed in the installation of what will be a total of 200 new secure Helix-type moorings in bays throughout the USVI. All 200 moorings are anticipated to be ready for use by local and visiting boaters, both private/recreational and commercial, in the coming season.

V.I.’s $75M Settlement Against JPMorgan Chase Hailed as ‘Groundbreaking’

The U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday reached a $75 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein in a deal that has been hailed as groundbreaking for its use of the federal Victims Protection Act by a state attorney general. The agreement comes less than a month before they were to go to trial in a lawsuit that exposed embarrassing and lurid details on both sides.

Senators Want to Honor a Doctor and a Policeman

The Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs, and Consumer Protection Tuesday forwarded a bill to Rules and Judiciary to honor a doctor and another to honor a police officer.

“Rise Up! All You Need is Hope!” Women’s Coalition of STX Celebrates 16th Annual “Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims”

"Rise up! All you need is hope!” was the theme this year for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix's 16th annual "National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims."

Crucian Nurse Creates Mobile Tiny Home Mental Health Clinic in Georgia

Crucian Joanne McDougal Patterson made national news on Atlanta News First TV station in early September. The psychiatric nurse practitioner created the first-ever psychiatric mobile home mental health clinic in Georgia. 

Cocaine-Laden Plane Crashes In Anegada

A small aircraft laden with nearly 35 kilograms of cocaine crash-landed on Anegada over the weekend, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Wanted Suspect Arrested for Illegal Firearm Possession

A wanted St. Thomas man has been arrested on illegal gun charges, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

Man Shot in Hip on St. Croix

A man was found shot and injured on St. Croix Sunday in the area of Whim Shanty on Queen Mary Highway, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

CIB Investigates Discharging of Shots in Christiansted; No Reported Injuries

The Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) is investigating an incident that allegedly involved shots being fired at a building and car in Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday. 

Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation Holds 18th Annual Wall-2-Wall Sprint on St. Croix

One of the most exciting parts of the morning was that dolphins joined the racers on the swim portion of the race. When race director Theresa Harper asked newcomer Jonna Johnson after the event if she enjoyed her first triathlon on St. Croix, Johnson excitedly replied, "The race was nice...but I swam with dolphins! Where can you do that?!"

USVI Settles JPMorgan Epstein Suit for $75 Million, DOJ Reports

A $75 million settlement has been reached in its contentious lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s dealings with late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the V.I. Justice Department announced Tuesday morning.

WAPA Board Expresses Appreciation to Employees for Restoring Service After Major Interruption

“WAPA line crews, operators and engineers collaborated and worked tirelessly around the clock throughout the past week in difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions to safely identify and restore electrical service..."



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