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Airbnb Ranks St. Thomas No. 1 Destination in Caribbean

St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.

U.S. Selective Service Director Benton to Visit St. Thomas to Increase Registration Rates

Donald M. Benton, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System (SSS) is visiting St. Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 23. He will be accompanied by State Director Warrington O. Tyson from St. Thomas and the Selective Service Region Director Carlos Perez.

U.S. Selective Service Director Benton to Visit St. Thomas to Increase Registration Rates

Young men ages 18 through 25 in St. Thomas are at risk of losing key benefits that are tied to registering with the United States Selective Service System because they fail to register in time.

Ruling Imperils Millions in V.I. Excise Tax Revenues

A U.S. District Court has invalidated the territory's excise tax, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. While the judgment in the particular case is small, it calls into question many tens of millions of dollars in excise taxes collected in recent years.
The notorious Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. (Virginia Government photo)

Justice Department Quietly Digs into Account of Stateside Prison Abuse

Several days into an investigation into the living conditions of Virgin Islands prisoners, Attorney General Claude Walker said he had little to say about it. However he admitted the probe began with the publishing of a letter from one of those prisoners.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp (File photo)

In Closing Days Before Election, Mapp Doles More Government Pay Increases

With just over two weeks until the general election, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced another round of government pay increases Friday. Government House said 1,200-plus non-union classified and exempt government employees are getting a 3 percent increase.
Sen. Janette Millin Young (File photo)

Millin Young/ Bengoa Team Raises Questions About Finances of the Territory

Sen. Janette Millin Young repeats her charge that Gov. Kenneth Mapp is being grossly dishonest by misleading the people of the Virgin Islands regarding the territory’s finances.
John Canegata

V.I. Republicans Get Unwanted Spotlight Again

The fundraising activities of the Virgin Islands Republican Party are under fire again. This time the shots are being fired in Utah.
The Take Back the Night March sets out from the Frederiksted Fish Market Thursday. (Photo by Debra Benjamin)

Women and Men March to Against Domestic Violence

Dozens of women and men turned out Thursday to show solidarity with victims of domestic violence in the annual Take Back the Night march in Frederiksted.Coalition held the candlelight vigil and march.
About 75 people gathered in Emancipation Garden Sunday to celebrate the 50-year history of the Independent Citizens Movement.

‘Homegrown’ Independent Citizens Movement Celebrates 50 Years

Roughly 75 ICM members and supporters gathered Sunday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas, partly to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the party, and partly to remind the community what their party stood for.

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