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Epstein Associate Sentenced to 20 Years

A close associate to deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein drew a 20-year prison sentence at a hearing held Tuesday in New York. Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, was sentenced after a federal jury convicted her of sex trafficking conspiracy and related offenses.

Berry-Benjamin Touts Record, Praises Staff, Students in Farewell Video

Former Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin delivered an upbeat and heartfelt farewell address to staff and students in a video posted to YouTube early Tuesday morning.

Officials Heighten Precautions Against Animal Diseases

Efforts to protect the U.S. meat and poultry industries have prompted the federal government to step up aid to local officials who regularly monitor farm animals in the Virgin Islands for a variety of diseases.

18-Year-Old Arrested on St. Croix in Armed Carjacking Investigation

On Tuesday, a search and arrest warrant for Isaac Frontal of Barren Spot, St. Croix, was executed for a series of robberies that occurred on July 31, 2021, according to police.

Jury Selection in Glitters Robbery-Murder Set for Dec. 5

Suspects charged in the Dec. 4 robbery and fatal shooting at the Havensight Shopping Center remain in custody while awaiting a trial scheduled for December.

Tashani Williams Wins Ruby Rutnik Scholarship for 2022

The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund has announced that Tashani Williams, a 2022 graduate of the Gifft Hill School, is the winner of a $5,000 scholarship.

Territory Awarded $50M for the Restoration of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute

After extensive negotiations, the Territory is on track to reestablishing cancer treatments, according to the Office of Disaster Recovery.

St. Croix Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

On Tuesday, Tyrique Parris turned himself in at the Wilbur H. Francis Command Police Station on St. Croix after a warrant for attempted murder had been issued for his arrest on May 25.

Brothel Owner Pleads Guilty Prosecutors Say

A St. Thomas woman has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing women into the territory for prostitution, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Eric Alexander Benjamin Dies at 87

Eric Alexander Benjamin, also known as “Bop,” died on June 20 at the age of 87.

VI Fire and Emergency Medical Services Updates Fleet of Vehicles

The new acquisitions are two fire apparatuses known as pumpers, which are critical pieces of firefighting equipment.

Officials Monitoring Tropical Wave that Could Be Rainmaker

While the National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring three systems, only one is expected to track near the U.S. Virgin Islands, and there is a low probability it will develop over the next five days, according to the latest forecast.

BD-22-290-2901-70(P)

Request for Proposals: to provide Roundtrip Transportation of Eligible Disabled Veterans from Home of Residence to VA Appointments Territory Wide (St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix).

Tuesday Will be Mostly Sunny; NHC Monitoring Tropical Wave

  Tuesday will be mostly sunny with isolated showers and a high near 89. Winds will be from the east at 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with scattered showers, mainly after 3 a.m., and a low around 76....

St. Croix Foundation Receives HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

One of five organizations from across the nation to receive this honor in 2022, the award was presented to St. Croix Foundation by HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on June 23.

Crowley’s Inaugural Sustainability Report Reinforces Commitments to People and Planet

The report marks a key milestone in Crowley’s ambition to become the most sustainable and innovative maritime and logistics company in the Americas.

John Dewey Carson Vargas Dies at 72

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of John Dewey Carson Vargas, who was also known as John D. Carson Jr. by the community of St. Croix.

No Sign Yet of COVID BA-4 or BA-5 in the USVI

So far, the Virgin Islands has not recorded the newest COVID variants - BA-4 and BA-5 - the V.I. Health Department reported at the Government House weekly press briefing Monday.

Berry-Benjamin Resigns Post as Education Commissioner

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday that he had accepted the resignation of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin, effective immediately.

Pretrial Deadlines Extended for Fahie, Pickering Maynard

Andrew Fahie and Oleanvine Pickering Maynard will get more time to prepare their defense against drug and money laundering charges after delays with downloading and copying the U.S. government's purported evidence against them, a Florida judge has ruled.

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