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Thursday, March 4, 2021

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A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

+Update* Tuesday Evening Homicide is STX’s Seventh Shooting Death in Five Days

Another shooting victim, the sixth since Friday morning, died Tuesday on St. Croix., according to the V.I. Police Department. The victim was identified as 38-year-old Ian Benjamin Sr.

COVID Restrictions Eased for Bars, Beaches, Restaurants, Taxis

COVID restrictions are easing for bars, beaches, restaurants and taxis, allowing for later hours and more capacity, according to officials.

Community Must Rally to Curb Gun Violence, Bryan Says

With five dead and 13 injured from gunfire on St. Croix within the previous three days, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday put the onus on the community to start turning the perpetrators in.

Family, Friends Remember Crucian Baritone Malcolm Evans

The lush voice and soulful ballads of Crucian baritone singer Malcolm Evans permeated the U.S. Virgin Islands over many decades at family gatherings, weddings, birthday parties and funerals. The life of Malcolm Axel Evans Jr. ended peacefully on Jan 29.

FEMA, VITEMA Open Vaccination Centers to Help Territory Meet Open Phase

Federal and territorial agencies joined forces on Monday to help vaccinate 50,000 Virgin Islanders against the coronavirus by July 1, organizing community vaccination centers on the University of the Virgin Islands campuses.

Superintendent: Students Will See Changes as STX Schools Reopen

With schools on St. Croix returning to in-person education on Tuesday, students will see some traditional sights, such as uniforms, and some changes, including shorter days and no buses for most students, Superintendent Carlos McGregor said.

Violent Weekend Brings Calls for Community to Come Together

Police and government officials called for the community's help in dealing with a weekend of carnage that saw five people die in apparently separate incidents on St. Croix.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discusses Trump's State of the Union speech, which she considered 'a call to action.' (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Introduces Bills to Improve Economic Conditions

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at improving the economy in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Nurse-Administrator Aldria Wade Dies at 79 After a Life of Service

Former Clinic Administrator Aldria Wade is being remembered for her devotion to the community and the nursing profession. Wade died on Feb. 16 at her home on St. John.

Night of Violence: Four Killed in Spate of Shootings on STX

Four people were killed and another seven injured in three separate shooting incidents Saturday night and Sunday morning on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported.





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