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Task Force Formed to Deal with Cannabis Edibles in VI Schools

An Edibles Task Force has been formed to deal with the growing use of edible cannabis by the territory’s students, a V.I. Police Department...

July Trial Set for BVI Premier Fahie’s Corruption Charges

A Florida court will try recently removed British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie in the second half of July, according to legal filings published Thursday. Prosecutors have charged Fahie and alleged accomplices with conspiracy to import millions of dollars in cocaine, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering.

Executives Update Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee on JFL Audit and Rebuilding

The Senate committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services learned some of the reasons progress has been so slow moving into the temporary structure that will serve as the hospital for St. Croix until a new permanent structure is built.

Travel Portal Requirement Suspended for Domestic Passengers on June 1

With the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Portal suspended for domestic travelers starting June 1, government efforts are now focused on continuing to educate the public on the effectiveness of vaccines and other health protocols in preventing COVID-19 spread and exposure.

Removed BVI Leader Andrew Fahie Pleads Not Guilty on Smuggling, Corruption Charges

After spending almost a month in a federal jail cell, the recently removed former top government official of the British Virgin Islands pleaded not guilty to charges of drug smuggling and money laundering.

Grave Desecration Shocks St. Croix Family

Visiting their family plot in Kingshill Cemetery, a St. Croix family found their parents’ tomb vandalized: their carefully placed flowers strewn all over, the vases shattered, the metal name plates bent down.

FEMA OKs Funding for New Magens Bay Bathhouse 5 Years After Irma

Almost five years after hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed a bathhouse at Magens Bay Park on St. Thomas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $3.4 million to replace the structure.

Pilot Maria Rodriguez Memorialized with Plaque at Charaf Family Heliport

Schneider Regional Medical Center, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, community members, family, and friends honored Maria Isabel Rodriguez with a plaque ceremony on Tuesday.
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Fahie Gets New Bail Conditions; BVI Premier Wheatley Dismantles Key Boards

Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie may be released on bond while he faces drug and money laundering charges in Florida, a Miami judge has ruled.

Saharan Dust Gone – For Now

The plumes of Saharan dust that visit the territory every summer apparently started a little early this year. Residents reported the familiar haze and grit showed up late last week but had cleared by Tuesday.