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Dr. Nunez-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of St. Thomas has added another achievement to her long list of accomplishments, having been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the Yale School of Medicine announced.
Representatives from My Brother’s Workshop, the V.I. Children’s Museum, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Family Resource Center and Women’s Coalition of St. Croix joined Liberty Foundation officials in celebrating a $100,000 donation for their operations and efforts across the territory. (Source photo by Ananta Pancham)

Liberty Foundation Awards $100,000 to Six V.I. Non-Profits, Unveils New Branding

With a special focus on organizations that support youth development and tackle issues of domestic violence, Liberty Mobile USVI awarded Tuesday $100,000 to six local non-profits through its philanthropic arm, the Liberty Foundation.

St. Croix VIPD Chiefs Tout Illegal Gun Haul, Warn of ‘Ghost Guns’

Virgin Islanders got a chilling demonstration Tuesday of just how easy it is to build a “ghost gun” from parts procured online and shipped in the mail. St. Croix Deputy Police Chief Uston Cornelius assembled just such a gun in less than one minute during a V.I. Police Department briefing on Tuesday.

Groundbreaking at Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort Kicks Off Reconstruction

It was all smiles Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort in Frederiksted, as work gets underway to rebuild the pool and facilities destroyed four years ago by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Senate Committee Advances Bill for Fish Market, Dock on STJ

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would appropriate funds to build an “aesthetically pleasing” fish market at the Little Cruz Bay Dock and a new boat dock and slipway at Enighed Pond.

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.