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Army Corps Warns Summers End Marina Application Needs More Information

If you’re waiting for a marina to be built on St. John, don’t hold your breath. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter last month to the Summers End Group, LLC. detailing a list of concerns that must be addressed before the developers can proceed with construction of a 144-slip mega-yacht marina.
District Court of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix

St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty in Buck Island Shooting Case

U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a St. Croix man, Aneudis Acevedo, age 32, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr. on Monday in District Court and pleaded guilty to resisting or impeding an officer of the United States.

Double Dipping Employees Costs GERS Millions *Update: GERS Responds*

The Inspector General concluded a report last month critical of how the government has handled the rehiring of retired government employees.

U.S. Attorney, DEA Slate Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Acting/Special Agent in Charge John F. Kanig of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Monday announced the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event will take place on St. Croix and St. Thomas, giving islanders a chance to safely dispose of old prescription drugs.

U.S. Virgin Islands Officials Pay Tribute to Colin Powell, Who Died Monday

U.S. Virgin Islands officials paid tribute Monday to Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who made history as the country’s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state.

Plaskett Asks Postmaster General to Fix Territory’s Postal Service

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding her letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the persistent problems with the operation of mail service to the U.S. Virgin Islands, her office announced Monday.

Senate Panel Holds Governor’s Proposed Emergency Medical Services Merger Bill

The Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services decided Monday to put a hold on a measure requested by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. that would have integrated the U.S. Virgin Islands emergency services, taking medical services out of the Department of Health and into the V.I. Fire Service.

UVI Launches Upcoming Basketball Season with Media Day Presser

After the COVID-19 pandemic dashed hopes last year for school sports, University of the Virgin Islands coaches Alfonzo Duncan and Niki Collins spoke Monday about the upcoming launch of the Bucs’ basketball season, which kicks off Oct. 29.

Monoclonal Antibodies Treating More Crucian COVID

For the last month, COVID-19 cases on St. Croix have been well over 100 each week, while cases on St. Thomas have registered far fewer – less than 50 for the last two weeks – and St. John has essentially eradicated the coronavirus with only one or two cases a week since Oct. 1.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Man, Johnny E. Caines

The V.I. Police Department announced Monday it was looking for 65-year-old Johnny E. Caines on St. Croix, who was last seen Friday, Oct. 15. He is known to frequent the Louis E. Brown Villas in Estate Paradise.