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More Refinery Fumes, School Closings Raise Cries for Straight Answers

Phone calls about a powerful stench on St. Croix began flooding Hugh "Mr. P" Pemberton’s Reef radio show Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning the calls were still coming, as were calls to the Limetree Bay oil refinery, DPNR and the EPA.

VITEMA to Distribute Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps for 2021

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps on all four islands for use by the public.

Gun Violence is Not the Only Thing Disturbing the Peace in Bovoni

While gunshot wounds can be traumatizing and deadly, they are far from the only unhealthy human-caused damage community members face regularly in Bovoni.
Sahara dust masks the view from the vantage point of Drake’s Seat on the north side of St. Thomas, which on a clear day would extend to the British Virgin Islands. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Puerto Rico Researchers Working to Better Understand Health Effects of Sahara Dust

The largest African dust storm in 50 years – which occurred in June 2020 and coincided with the global spread of COVID-19 – has prompted new research and public health initiatives by scientists in Puerto Rico.

Government Agencies and UVI Discuss Waste and Where it Goes

On day one of a series of webinars that will be conducted in celebration of Earth Day 2021, UVI, Waste Management, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, and the EPA discussed waste and where it goes.
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BIR and Finance Send Out $25M in $1,400 Stimulus Checks

This week’s distribution of $24.9 million in federal funds from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is the first of a number of 10,000-check batches of stimulus funds that are being sent out.

Over 250 Swimmers to Participate in Friends of V.I. National Park Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

Two practice swims have already taken place with the third and final practice swim from Maho to Cinnamon or Trunk or Hawksnest, depending on swimmer preference, scheduled for 8 a.m., Sunday, May 16.

STX Man Charged with Using Debit Card Illegally

Detectives from the V.I. Police Department's economic crimes unit arrested Jeffrey Jones, age 38 of Williams Delight, at about 5:51 p.m. Thursday on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Fugitive Extradited to New Jersey

Luis C. Cancio, a 38-year-old resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was extradited from the U.S. Virgin islands Thursday, Attorney General Denise George announced. Cancio was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

DOJ Identifies Two Sex Offenders Who Did Not Renew Registration

V.I. Attorney General Denise George on Wednesday announced the arrest of 29-year-old Asymo L. Prentice of St. Croix, charging him with failure to comply with registration requirements and violating probation.

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