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Body Found in Abandoned House Ruled Homicide

A man identified as 26-year-old Earl C. Brown was found shot to death Monday morning in an abandoned house in the Anna's Retreat area. Brown was identified by a family member.
The Rev. Greg Boyle speaks Sunday at a welcoming reception at Coral World. The founder of Homeboys Industries will present a public talk Monday night at Antilles School.

Greg Boyle Arrives on STT with Message of Hope

The Rev. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, arrived on St. Thomas Sunday and was welcomed at a reception held at Coral World Ocean Park. He is scheduled to speak Monday evening at Antilles School.
The beach at Maho Bay. Officials warned beachgoers to leave their valuables at home rather than in their car or at the beach.

Beachgoers Urged to Take Precautions Following Thefts at STJ Beaches

Law enforcement officials are urging St. John beachgoers to take extra precautions with their valuables following a spate of thefts this past weekend.
Rachelle Jn-Paptiste wears the crown she just won as Miss St. Croix. (Elisa McKay photo)

Queen Rachelle Jn-Baptiste Will Reign Over Festival as Miss St. Croix

Crowds of well-wishers overflowed the Divi Cason Ballroom Sunday afternoon to watch Rachelle Jn-Baptiste be crowned as the 66th Annual Miss St. Croix Queen.
Edna Santiago of Mamacita's Coquito, pretty in pink, serves vegan-style at 2018 Coquito Festival. (Anne Salafia PHOTO)

2018 Coquito Festival Puts STX in the Holiday Spirit

Coquito makers vied for top honors and bragging rights Saturday in the 11th annual La Reine Chicken Shack Coquito Festival, and good cheer abounded all afternoon.

Schneider Hospital Campaign Slowly Reversing Post-Hurricane Staff Exodus

Schneider Regional Medical Center opened its doors on Wednesday for its Open House and Career Day, an event that’s part of a larger campaign to augment its staffing numbers decimated by the 2017 hurricanes.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Mapp Says Government’s Pissarro Artworks On Display on St. Croix

Government-owned artworks by St. Thomas-born painter Camille Pissarro, which officials declined to state the location of in the year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, are safe and on display at the Governor’s Office in Christiansted, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a press release Wednesday.

Mapp Exodus Continues As Tourism Commissioner Nicholson-Doty Departs

Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty resigns after 12 years as Commissioner of Tourism.
Albert Bryan

Bryan and Plaskett Want to See Schools, Hospitals Go Out to Bid

Governor-elect Albert Bryan Jr. and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett are concerned no major government infrastructure rebuilding contracts have gone out to bid.
Patrice Shannon, left, and Rachelle JnBaptiste will compete for the title of Miss St. Croix Sunday at the Divi Casino Ballroom. (Submitted photos)

Two Vie for Miss St. Croix Queen Title

The 66th annual Miss St. Croix Festival Queen Pageant Pageant will kick off at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Divi Casino Ballroom Sunday, with two contestants vying for the honor of representing St. Croix in Crucian Christmas Festival events.

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