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Vandalaism at the athletic field at Gifft Hill School included destruction of soccer goals and tire marks tearing up the grass. (Photo from GoFundMe.com)

Vandals Wreck St. John’s One Good Sports Field

Social media was abuzz on Sunday with reports of vandalism at the Gifft Hill School. A school staff member reported that during the previous...
Sen. Myron Jackson chairs Monday's meeting of the Committee on Culture and Planning. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Carnival Times Are a’Changing With Government Takeover

The territory's carnivals are changing, and senators at Monday's hearing of the Committee on Culture and Planning debated which of those changes will be good and which might be problematic.
Survey team member Cosme Harrison chats with a particpant on St. John.

Health Officials Launch Survey on Leptospirosis in V.I.

Public health investigators are knocking on doors throughout the Virgin Islands in an attempt to determine the prevalence of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that made its first appearance in the territory following the hurricanes of 2017.
Apple Gidley at work on her next novel, as yet untitled, (Anne Salafia photo)

Author Apple Gidley’s Historical Novel Debuts on Transfer Day

This March 31, as islanders and Danes commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American rule, OC Publishing will launch Apple Gidley’s latest novel, “Transfer.” No coincidence.
This NOAA satellite photo from September 2017 shows Hurricane Irma, over the Turks and Caicos, with Hurricane Jose to the right. Jose missed the islands, but was followed by Maria, which was a destructive Cat 5. Tropical Storm Katia is far left, in the Gulf of Mexico.

El Nino May Soften 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

El Nino conditions are present in the northern hemisphere, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report issued Monday, pointing to conditions...
In the CSA Spinnaker Racing 2 class, St. Croix’s Mackenzie Bryan drives the J/100, Bad Girl, to a first place finish. (Photo by Dean Barnes, © St Thomas International Regatta)

STT’S Blitz Wins Spinnaker Class at STIR

Clouds and a couple of squalls threw windy curve balls across the courses set for the 50-plus boats racing in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta. STIR, long known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, lived up to its reputation by delivering professionally-set round-the-rocks and round-the-buoy courses, the natural attributes of wind, sun and seas, and first-class competition and camaraderie.

V.I. Musicians Can Take Part in This Year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Virgin Islands musicians can take part this year in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, which offers a break-through opportunity for the winning entry, according to...
Vandalaism at the athletic field at Gifft Hill School included destruction of soccer goals and tire marks tearing up the grass. (Photo from GoFundMe.com)

Suspect Arrested After Jumping into Cruz Bay Creek

A male suspect being pursued Sunday afternoon by police jumped into Cruz Bay Creek in a failed attempt to avoid arrest, according to witnesses. Assistant Police Chief David Cannonier said officers were following up on reports about a crime at the Gifft Hill School when they encountered a suspect in Cruz Bay.

On the Way to a Drug Trial, a Fresh Set of Accusations

For a St. Croix man awaiting prosecution on drug and weapons charges, 2019 was not shaping up to be a good year, and then it got worse. A few weeks before the defendant could show up at a Jan. 22 arraignment, he was spotted by a DEA agent.
A team of Love City Strong members give out cases of water to St. John residents at the Coral Bay Fire Station.

Storm-Born Nonprofit Hands Out Thousands of Water Bottles

St. John non-profit Love City Strong deployed its members to various locations on the island Saturday, handing out more than 28,000 bottles of water as part of its community disaster preparation ahead of the 2019 hurricane season.

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