VI Free Press
Author Archive

VI Free Press

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

MIAMI – Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today that given the catastrophic hurricanes of 2017 and the rapid changes occurring within the cruise industry that it was critical for Virgin Islands officials to continue to work closely with cruise lines, travel agents, vendors and other tourism partners. Senator Gittens, who

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsTourism NewsU.S. Department of Justice

SANTO DOMINGO — As sunseekers flock to Dominican Republic to defrost from the winter freeze, an increased number of visitors are looking to add a little action into their vacation with fitness and sports being a primary driver for travel. According to a recent study by HostelWorld, three-quarters (74 percent) of

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr, on Monday, named former Virgin Islands Police Department director of intelligence Ray Martinez as Director of the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Committee (LEPC). Martinez, a 12-year employee of the VIPD, served as the department’s Director of Internal Affairs and Labor Relations Manager and

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsConsumer NewsEducation NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director Designee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles Barbara Jackson-McIntosh is advising driving instructors and residents that effective immediately, an appointment is required to take the written test to obtain a driver’s license. “The current practice of allowing test takers to walk into the testing

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEducation NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s damaged main water line spilled over into today with at least one public school closing in St. Thomas — and two others affected. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas – St. John District said that

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsConsumer NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted on Facebook this morning that a “major” power outage is affecting its customers in St. Thomas and St. John this morning. “The interruption occurred at 9:35 a.m. when two generating units at the Randolph Harley Power Plant tripped off-line,”

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Park Service awarded the territory at least $10 million dollars in supplemental funding to the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO). The NPS funds are primarily intended to replace the “historic and archaeological resources” in the U.S. Virgin Islands that were “impacted” by Hurricanes

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepBreaking NewsEducation NewsEntertainment NewsSt. Croix NewsTourism News

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands Department of Communication, Art, Theater and Music will host its inaugural weekend-long Caribbean Film and Artistic Cinematic Festival on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix starting today. The cultural festival will bring students and community together to celebrate some of

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsGovernment House NewsHealth NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Health (DOH) Acting Commissioner, Justa Encarnacion, joined by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. Senators Donna Frett-Gregory and Bobby Thomas, DOH staff and visitors celebrated the grand reopening of the Eldra Schulterbrandt Residential Facility on St. Thomas. The ceremony marked the completion of the renovation phase for

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsConsumer NewsTourism News

When planning on traveling away from home, be it for business or leisure, there are various factors you have to consider before making that major decision. One of those includes the safety of the place and the various thrilling activities that you can indulge in. So if these two factors

Read More