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Crime of the Week: Police Need Help with Two 2017 Homicides

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve two homicide cold cases from 2017.

Public Works Highlights Public-Private Partnerships

Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. is encouraged by the community-minded individuals who have partnered with the department on projects to improve the overall quality of life in the territory.

Port Authority Appoints New Airport Manager

Jerome Sheridan officially joined the Port Authority on Aug. 19, as the its new airport manager. He is responsible for the overall management and operation of both the Cyril E. King Airport and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.

DLCA Schedules Town Hall to Further Address Concerns of Vendors Plaza Merchants

During an enforcement activity, Commissioner Evangelista learned that a number of vendors want an opportunity to propose and discuss recommended amendments to the existing rules and regulations.
Joseph Boschulte addresses the 2019 Destination Symposium about tourism in the territory. (Photo provided by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association)

Tourism: Hotel Comeback is at 70 Percent and Rising

Most of the territory’s hotels are operating at capacity, with a few more scheduled for opening by December, leading to optimistic predictions for the upcoming 2019-20 tourist season and for full recovery from the 2017 hurricanes. There are a few notable exceptions.
The Underground Night Club, on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Sex Trafficking in the V.I. Part 2 – Recent Case Puts Face on Crime

The public face of sex trafficking in the Virgin Islands showed up on Brookman Road in early August as federal agents closed in on a nightclub operator suspected of harboring migrants to work as prostitutes.
From left, USVI Housing Finance Authority Chief Operating Officer Darin Richardson, Executive Director Daryl Griffith, and Chief Financial Officer Valdez Shelford testify before the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

USVI Has Housing Crisis, HFA Head Tells Senators

Lawmakers and administration officials agreed that housing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in crisis, while talking Tuesday during the Senate's Committee on Finance hearing on the the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.

Hundreds Come Out for 35th Chili Cookoff

Hundreds came out to St. Thomas' Brewers Beach on Sunday for great food, beverages, sun and music, all while raising money for a good cause. Around 60 teams brought their favorite renditions of Texas-style chili, whether beef or vegetarian.
The Rock City Beer Barn will play host to an open mic comedy show Friday, with local comedians getting the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience while competing for cash prizes.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Open Mic Night

The Rock City Beer Barn will play host to an open mic comedy show Friday, with local comedians getting the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience while competing for cash prizes.

Sen. James Strengthens Relationship With Department of Tourism

Sen. Javan E. James Sr. met with Commissioner Joseph Boschulte to discuss creating a focus group at the Department of Tourism to develop creative ideas about promoting sports tourism in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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