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THE VICTIM’S CAR AFTER MAPP’S BODYGUARD PLOWED INTO THEM ON ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED — Gregory Bennerson Jr., Governor Kenneth Mapp’s Chief of Executive Security, was involved in a two-car accident but did alert the proper authorities afterwards, according to the Virgin Islands Think Tank. The accident occurred on St. Croix

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced his approval of a contract for more major improvements to St. Croix’s Melvin Evans Highway. The work – which includes paving, repairs and safety provisions – will take place from Hannah’s Rest to the Good Hope Intersection. Virgin Islands Paving has been contracted to

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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Venezuela admitted to federal charges of smuggling 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Manuel Rodriguez, 32, of Caracas, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday that it will be signing over $251 million dollars to the U.S. Virgin Islands in rum tax cover-over payments for estimated FY 2019 rum tax collections. This is the largest amount since 2013. A small amount will wind up

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $75,000 distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to the Virgin Islands for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. This is part of a $100 million distribution from the LWCF to all 50 states, the territories and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the St. Thomas and St. John community that there has been a delay in the collection of municipal solid waste in the following districts: St. Thomas House-to-House (H2H or curbside) collection service: ▪ Old Tutu ▪

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX FOR RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: ALLAN BRADY III FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who fired gunshots at a moving vehicle in Mon Bijou and shot out the rear side window earlier this year is now in police custody. Allan Brady III, 32, turned himself in to police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering said that at least 901 Virgin Islanders will receive income tax refunds this week. Director Pickering said the checks, which total $7.2 million, are to be mailed today. “This latest release of refunds

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he will meet the Government Retirees United for Fairness (GRUFF) this Friday. Mapp’s meeting with GRUFF members is scheduled for September 21st at 11am-12:30 pm at Walkers by the Sea Restaurant in St. Thomas. The governor will meet with GRUFF President Helen Hart

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CRUZ BAY — The former branch manager of Terminix International USVI, LLC pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of illegally applying fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the condominium resort complex in St. John where a family of four fell seriously ill

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