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VIMSIA Theatre Production of Silent Sky Reaches for the Stars

The Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy theatre group will be performing their adaptation of the play Silent Sky December 8-10. VIMSIA hopes to inspire the USVI community through the theatre students under the direction of teacher Mary Walden. 

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Holds Annual in New Community Center

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix held its annual meeting in their new community and conference center which is now named “The Women’s Coalition Campus.” The meeting allowed guests to meet staff, volunteers, and the board of directors and also allowed them to view the new building. 

Catholic Diocese Presents Plan for Chapel Complex in Coral Bay to Coastal Zone Management

After more than a year’s delay, the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands Inc. finally got a chance to present its plan to build a chapel and three other structures on its 2.83-acre site in Estate Carolina in Coral Bay.

Crucian Lights and Sparkle on Deh Streets Mobile Lantern Motorcade Helps Kick off the Christmas Season.

At 6 p.m., Saturday, December 3, the Crucian Cultural Group will present the third Annual Christiansted Mobile Lantern Motorcade of creatively lighted entries. There are numerous vehicles expected to participate. Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights will provide live entertainment along the way.

Fahie Wants Informant’s Identity, Trial Pushed Back

Andrew Fahie wants to know the identity of the confidential informant who gathered more than 8,000 minutes of audio recordings of the former British Virgin Islands premier allegedly plotting drug smuggling and other crimes.

Snorkeler Rescued from the Rocks at Hams Bluff Lighthouse

A snorkeler stranded on the rocks off the Hamm's Bluff lighthouse on St. Croix was rescued Tuesday afternoon by a Coast Guard boat crew, suffering only some scrapes in the ordeal, the agency reported Wednesday.

V.I. Government Settles Epstein Suit for Record $105 Million

The V.I. government has settled its civil suit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein for $105 million, Attorney General Denise George announced Wednesday. It is believed to be the largest monetary settlement in the history of the territory, the Justice Department said.

WAPA Seeks Alternative Propane Suppliers

The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority got permission Wednesday to explore buying fuel from three alternative providers. It’s an effort to keep the lights on after the long-time preferred supplier cut off propane deliveries over a dispute about, what the Authority calls, an unrelated debt.

Police Investigating Near Drowning of V.I. Woman, Death of Infant at STT Marina

Police are currently interviewing witnesses who may have been nearby Tuesday night when a V.I. woman and her four-month-old were pulled from the water near the Oasis Cove Marina on the east end of St. Thomas.

Native Son Flies Home

When United Airlines Flight 1529 landed at Cyril King Airport on Wednesday, it was greeted by people eager to greet a native son. It was also a chance to welcome home one of the airline’s newest aviators.

Sand Thieves Mine Frederiksted Beach

Whoever stole a large quantity of sand from a Frederiksted beach not only broke the law but may also be building a shaky structure.

St. John All-Island Children’s Choir Performs Dec. 7

More than 100 youngsters from St. John will be singing their hearts out on Wednesday,  Dec. 7 when the St. John All-Island Children’s Choir presents its first concert in three years.

St. Croix Fine Arts Exhibit Featured During Crucian Coconut Festival

The annual Crucian Coconut Festival will kick off the holiday season on St. Croix December 2-4. The festival will offer events and activities for all ages, including a fine arts exhibit presenting a range of Caribbean-themed artwork.

Infant Dead, Woman on Life Support After Water Rescue at STT Marina

An infant is dead and a woman is on life support after they were rescued from the water near the Oasis Cove Marina on the east end of St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported early Wednesday.

WAPA Switching to Diesel to Avoid Rolling Blackouts

With propane scheduled to run out on St. Croix Wednesday and on St. Thomas-St. John, by the end of the week, the V.I. Water and Power Authority said it’s switching to diesel in order to stave off rolling blackouts but will be relying on its older generators to handle the load.

Jackson’s Friday Sentencing in Rape, Child Porn Case Delayed to Feb. 23

Sentencing has been delayed yet again for John Jackson, the onetime Olympic boxer found guilty of child pornography and rape at his jury trial in April in V.I. District Court on St. Thomas. 

Diaspora Expressions On Spirituality & Ritual: A Second Look

Diaspora Expressions: On Spirituality & Rituals opened at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Nov. 18 with art patrons in the community expressing their connection to the theme and their desire to revisit the exhibit.

RTPark Loan Backs Homegrown Greens

At dinnertime, JP Kyrillos doesn’t go to the market or the refrigerator for salad greens. He heads to a glowing shelf in his home where butter lettuce, arugula, shiso, kale, and edible flowers are thriving.

Photo Focus: Governor Bryan Heads to D.C.

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and members of his senior staff met in Washington, D.C., Monday with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and the Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita.

125th COVID-Related Death Confirmed by Health Department

The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 125th death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, an 84-year-old St. Thomas man.
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