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The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Shutdown Update: Food Stamp Distribution Coming; District Court Open

The V. I. Department of Human Services said Friday it will distribute February food stamp allotments early. It gave little detail, but was emphatic that the thousands of Virgin Islands residents who depend on the federal supplemental nutrition program will get the aid they are expecting. Also Friday afternoon, an official said District Court in the Virgin Islands will operate as normal.

BIR Updates Public on Availability of 2018 Tax Year Filing Forms

Certain income tax return forms for Tax Year 2018 have not yet been received as a result of the partial federal government shutdown.
Jamal Joseph (VIPD photo)

Police Arrest Jamal Joseph in Death of His Brother

Police on St. Croix Saturday arrested 24-year-old Jamal Joseph and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his brother, 30-year-old Allan Joseph.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Delegate to Congress Plaskett to Host Town Halls

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett will host a Town Hall regarding opportunities for the Virgin Islands and how people can become involved.

Department of Human Services to Issue SNAP Early

The Food and Nutrition Service has provided notice to states and territories that SNAP’s February allocation will be in January. As a result, the DHS will be issuing February’s allotments sometime in January.
Generating Unit on St. Thomas (James Gardner photo)

NY Power Authority to Help Modernize WAPA’s Electric Grid

The ongoing recovery effort by WAPA to restore, improve and modernize the islands’ electric grid will receive a significant boost in the form of technical assistance from New York State.
The VIPD has named Khalid Wilson, left, and Jahkim Santiago as 'persons of interest' in a Jan. 1 homicide. (VIPD photos)

Police Arrest ‘Person of Interest’ Kahlil Wilson, Still Seek Jahkim Santiago

The V.I. Police on Thursday arrested 27-year-old Kahlil Wilson, a person of interest in the New Year's Day murder of Joseph Brow. Wilson was arrested as he tried to board a flight at the Cyril E. King Airport destine to the mainland. A second person fo interest is still sought.
Arnold R. Highfield at home in the Virgin Islands. (Arnold Highfield photo)

V.I. Historian Arnold Highfield Translates 18th-Century Danish Account of St. Thomas

Georg Hjersing Høst arrived on St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies in 1769, taking a post with the colonial government and later marrying...

Crucian Wins $50,000 In Caribbean Lottery

Stachill Parker of St. Croix is the lucky winner of $50,000 in Caribbean Lottery’s Instant Scratch game. He purchased his lucky ticket at the...
Passengers queue up in the Cyril E. King Airport (V.I. Port Authority file photo)

ALERT: VIPA Asks Travelers to Arrive Earlier at King Airport

Entrance to the terminal may be delayed during the high-traffic hours of 1:30 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. due to a malfunctioning ticket spitter.

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