The U.S. Virgin Islands will be holding a major earthquake preparedness drill at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. While the effort is part of a nationwide exercise called the Great ShakeOut, serious, sometimes deadly earthquakes do hit the area and someday a big one will inevitably strike here.
V.I. Police detectives have recovered a car belonging to a St. Croix man who was reported missing on Monday, and a body nearby that has yet to be identified, the department announced Wednesday.
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of St. Thomas has added another achievement to her long list of accomplishments, having been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the Yale School of Medicine announced.
With a special focus on organizations that support youth development and tackle issues of domestic violence, Liberty Mobile USVI awarded Tuesday $100,000 to six local non-profits through its philanthropic arm, the Liberty Foundation.
Virgin Islanders got a chilling demonstration Tuesday of just how easy it is to build a “ghost gun” from parts procured online and shipped in the mail. St. Croix Deputy Police Chief Uston Cornelius assembled just such a gun in less than one minute during a V.I. Police Department briefing on Tuesday.
It was all smiles Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort in Frederiksted, as work gets underway to rebuild the pool and facilities destroyed four years ago by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would appropriate funds to build an “aesthetically pleasing” fish market at the Little Cruz Bay Dock and a new boat dock and slipway at Enighed Pond.
If you’re waiting for a marina to be built on St. John, don’t hold your breath. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter last month to the Summers End Group, LLC. detailing a list of concerns that must be addressed before the developers can proceed with construction of a 144-slip mega-yacht marina.
U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a St. Croix man, Aneudis Acevedo, age 32, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr. on Monday in District Court and pleaded guilty to resisting or impeding an officer of the United States.
The Inspector General concluded a report last month critical of how the government has handled the rehiring of retired government employees.
Acting/Special Agent in Charge John F. Kanig of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Monday announced the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event will take place on St. Croix and St. Thomas, giving islanders a chance to safely dispose of old prescription drugs.
U.S. Virgin Islands officials paid tribute Monday to Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who made history as the country’s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding her letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the persistent problems with the operation of mail service to the U.S. Virgin Islands, her office announced Monday.
The Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services decided Monday to put a hold on a measure requested by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. that would have integrated the U.S. Virgin Islands emergency services, taking medical services out of the Department of Health and into the V.I. Fire Service.
After the COVID-19 pandemic dashed hopes last year for school sports, University of the Virgin Islands coaches Alfonzo Duncan and Niki Collins spoke Monday about the upcoming launch of the Bucs’ basketball season, which kicks off Oct. 29.
For the last month, COVID-19 cases on St. Croix have been well over 100 each week, while cases on St. Thomas have registered far fewer – less than 50 for the last two weeks – and St. John has essentially eradicated the coronavirus with only one or two cases a week since Oct. 1.
The V.I. Police Department announced Monday it was looking for 65-year-old Johnny E. Caines on St. Croix, who was last seen Friday, Oct. 15. He is known to frequent the Louis E. Brown Villas in Estate Paradise.
The body of a lone free diver was recovered Monday morning after an overnight search of the waters off Hull Bay on St. Thomas, the Coast Guard reported.
Island Therapy Solutions, a multi-dimensional practice that focuses on mental health wellness, started a program in August 2020 for adults with disabilities or developmental delays, preparing them for the workplace.