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VIDOH Reassures Public About Infant Formula Availability in the Territory

Commissioner Justa Encarnacion today reassured the public that there is presently no shortage of powdered infant formula in the Territory.

Putting Their Future on the Dotted Line

Twenty-four seniors from the Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy stepped up to the stage in a school assembly on Monday afternoon to sign commitment papers for their chosen endeavors.

CIB Investigating Harvey Project Shootings; 1 Injured 1 Dead

On May 16, 2022, at 8:48 p.m., an off-duty officer reported hearing shots fired in the Profit Hills Housing Community (Harvey Project) area. Upon making a check, officers discovered shell casings and blood. 

Island Green Living Named “Sustainable Company of the Year” by Clinton Global Initiative & Island Innovation

In partnership with Island Innovation, Clinton Global Initiative named the USVI-based nonprofit Island Green Living Association the “Sustainable Company of the Year” during the inaugural Island Innovation Awards ceremony held recently.

Senators Say Former WAPA Officials Guilty of Fraud and Embezzlement

Senators at the Committee of the Whole on Monday asked Kyle Fleming, chairman of the Water and Power Authority Governing Board, and Andrew Smith, chief executive officer of the Authority if a report from the Inspector General detailing serious flaws in the WAPA-VITOL contracting process should lead to a criminal charge.

Health: Mandates Could Return If Cases Don’t Decline

Recently the V.I. Health Department revised its procedures for isolation with those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Commissioner Justa Encarnacion repeated them during the weekly media briefing Monday.

St. Thomas Jail Inmate Dies in Custody

A 36-year-old inmate being held at the Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas died on Monday morning while in custody of the Bureau of Corrections.

VIPD Wanted: Omari Beltou

According to the VIPD, Omari Beltou is wanted for the unlawful sexual contact of two minor females.

AG George Honors Police Officers

Attorney General Denise George reminds everyone to recognize our law enforcement officers in honor of police week while paying homage to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Photo Focus: Lunar Eclipse

The height of Sunday's total lunar eclipse occurred around 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time, when the moon was in the deepest portion of the Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish hue.

A Day to See and Serve the Homeless

The Rothschild Francis Market Square, at the foot of Savan on St. Thomas, was once the heart of commerce and community life for a thriving neighborhood. These days it still is, but the community has changed, and those who serve the homeless in the Virgin Islands say the needs have changed, too.

Will Whim Museum Recover Its Former Glory?

Some in the St. Croix community have been asking why Whim Museum seems closed, and no efforts to repair the extensive damage after the 2017 hurricanes are apparent.

Surveillance Camera Leads to Arrest of a 70-year-Old Man

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Criminal Investigation Bureau was able to apprehend 70-year-old Julian “Mouleek” Testamark with the help of footage from a surveillance camera.

Man on St. Croix Arrested for Simple Assault and Battery

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 8:05 a.m., a domestic disturbance in the Walter I.M. Hodge Housing Community, Frederiksted, St. Croix, was reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center.

Fatal Hit-and-Run on St. Croix

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 10:16 P.M., the Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) was notified by Ancilmo Marshall Command Police Station and dispatched to a collision involving a pedestrian in the Estate Catherine’s Rest area on St. Croix.

Operation Python Make Illegal Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, a gray vehicle was stopped by Operation Python Officers conducting Traffic Enforcement at 4:14 p.m. on Weymouth Rhymer Highway in the vicinity of Carlos Furniture.

Missing Person: Emanda Hartzog

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 54-year-old Emanda Hartzog of Estate Richmond, Christiansted, St. Croix, was reported her missing by her children.

Rays, Lady Hawks, and Lady Barracudas Crowned 2022 IAA Volleyball League Champions

The final day of the 2022 St. Thomas / St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association (IAA) Volleyball League was filled with four exciting games played at the MCM Center on Saturday afternoon.

Editorial: “Local Tourists” Feel Unheard

It's been two weeks since we started our experiment asking locals to review our community with fresh eyes, as a tourist might, and report back what is working well and what could be improved.

Horse Racing Updates Slow Rounding the Bend

At the Commission meeting Friday, it looked like the two contestants running for six years to get horse racing back in the territory were limping down the track, maybe around the second bend and maybe not.




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