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U.S. Attorney Speaks Out About Territory’s Porous Borders

As the top federal law-enforcement official in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert takes her mandate to secure U.S. borders seriosuly, but she knows that in the islands, “A wall will not stop the problem.”
Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (File photo)

Port Authority Sprucing up Marine Facilities and Airports

The Gallows Bay project, stalled since 2014, is one of many V. I. Port Authority projects that are about ready to resume or begin, VIPA's acting executive director Damian Cartwright told the Senate Committee on Economic Development Wednesday.
An American Airlines 737 Max 8.

Alert: American Airlines Flight Changes Due to Max 8 Grounding

Here are the latest updates to the American Airlines USVI flight schedule: 13 March - AA 2317 inbound to STX from MIA is cancelled. 14 March...
Rotary Club of St. Thomas II is helping residents tap their cistern water.

Water Outages Hurt Frederiksted Businesses, Frustrate Residents

While water service was back on St. Croix's west side, albeit with low pressure as of Wednesday afternoon, multiple days of low to no water pressure in Frederiksted has frustrated residents and hampered local restaurants serving the tourist and local community.
Sen. Kurt Vialet during a Senate committee hearing. (Barry Leerdam photo for the V.I. Legislature)

EDA Optimism Runs Into Senate Pessimism

Kamal Latham, chief executive officer of the V.I. Economic Development Authority, had it easy at the Committee Economic Development and Agriculture hearing Wednesday – until the senators from St. Croix began asking questions.

STT Man Gets 20 Years for 2017 Killing over Unpaid Wages

Michael Hendrickson will spend the next 20 years behind bars as punishment for killing Dwight Green during an argument over unpaid wages, according to a news release from the V.I. Department of Justice.
From left, STT Traffic Commander Lt. Lionel Bess and acting V.I. Police Commissioner Jason Marsh reward an anonymous female motorist. (VIPD photo)

VIPD to Reward People Who ‘Do the Right Thing’

Acting Police Commissioner Jason K. Marsh has started the “Do the Right Thing" Vehicle Enforcement Campaign, in which the V.I. Police Department will increase enforcement of all unregistered vehicles and unlicensed drivers in the territory, rewarding people who have their papers in order.
An American Airlines 737 Max 8.

Boeing 737 Max 8 Grounded Many Places, Still Flying to V.I. *Updated: Not Anymore*

Against the backdrop of a second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 and a grounding of that aircraft type in a number of international locales, one domestic carrier whose flights call on both St. Thomas and St. Croix operated daily flights to the territory over the last two days using the same aircraft.
During Hurricane Irma in 2017, emergency responders staff the St. Thomas Emergency Operations Center for VITEMA. On Tuesday, acting VITEMA Director Denise told lawmakers that coordinator of the St. Crix operations center is one of several important, funded positions that remains unfilled. (Photo by K.C. Wilsey for FEMA)

VITEMA Chief Highlights Gaps in Territory’s Disaster Preparedness

Denise Lewis, acting director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency, told lawmakers on Tuesday that her department is 100 percent ready for the next hurricane, but highlighted gaps that affect the agency’s ability to respond to disasters.
A V.I. Fire Service inspector surveys damage done to Zack Zook's building. (Photo submitted by Zack Zook)

Fire Services Director: ‘Too Soon’ to Pinpoint Cause of Blazes

Investigators with the V.I. Fire Service returned to the scene of two blazes that broke out Sunday morning in Charlotte Amalie. The storeroom of a restaurant/jazz club and and a commercial property under construction suffered significant damage.

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