V.I. senators voted Tuesday to hold off at least another week before deciding on legislation requested by Gov. Kenneth Mapp on recycling, anti-doping laws for horse racing, a loan authorization and two Coastal Zone Management permits.
Christiansted National Historic Site and Buck Island Reef National Monument on St. Croix and Trunk Bay Beach at V.I. National Park on St. John all reopened Monday, the U.S. Interior Department announced.
Virgin Islanders are beginning to see the light. As power returns to neighborhoods throughout the territory, street and traffic lights are becoming a familiar sight again, with more and more businesses and homes illuminated after dark.
Tourism is beginning to rebound on St.Thomas, and the beaches are coming back to life. But for residents and longtime visitors, the difference between 'what was' and 'what is' is a reminder of a recovery that won't be finished for years.
Five vessels either sunk or run aground by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been salvaged from Flamingo Bay and returned to their owners at no cost to the owner, as salvage operations on St. Thomas continue.
When organizers of Virgin Islands-Relief, Recover, Rebuild, known as VI-R3, arrived at their most recent distribution event, they found residents had been waiting in the Sunshine Mall parking lot since 6 a.m. for the 11 a.m. event.
Terminix International Company LP and a U.S. Virgin Islands operation, Terminix International USVI LLC, were sentenced Monday for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands Police Department will be able to hire four additional full-time officers for three years due to a $586,920 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program.
V.I. Police officers on Sunday arrested 33-year-old Derek Person and charged him with third-degree burglary after receiving a report of a break-in at the Medical Foundation Building in Sugar Estate, St.Thomas, the department reported.