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BASKETBALL FETE: The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) provided a healthy setting for youngsters to interact with each other in peace — and get exercise and a free meal into the bargain. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said today that at least 60 teenagers participated in

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A TIME TO DIG … A HOLE IN THE GROUND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of his administration and construction crew, do what they know best … present themselves as if they were working. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp, members of his administration, and an official of the Federal Highway

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PAID FOR BY UNCLE SAM: The newly-renovated Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted. FREDERIKSTED — The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted re-opened this week after more than a decade of being shuttered. The Department of Health sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place at 10

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GOV. MAPP: “The freeness is just beginning … for me, that is!” Kenneth Mapp famously said “The freeness is over,” before Hurricane Marilyn struck during the Schneider-Mapp adminstration. As Republicans, the pair campaigned on a message that if the territory suffered a catastrophic loss … proud Virgin Islanders would not

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GOLDEN GROVE ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITY: The site of the possible suicide at the territory’s only prison. FREDERIKSTED — An inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility has committed suicide in his prison cell, authorities here said tonight. Bureau of Corrections, Assistant Director Everett Hansen, reported the possible suicide at the

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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TIME TO GO TO WORK: Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to take proceeds from horse racing and put them in the tourism revolving fund. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Citing the necessity for immediate action, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has called the 32nd Legislature into Special Session to consider seven proposed bills. on Wednesday,

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SHOW TIME: Deputy Education Superintendent Faith Dane George Boone introduces the students on stage. FREDERIKSTED — Steel bands from public and parochial schools on St. Croix showcased their musical talents at the Department of Education Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education’s annual Steel Pan Exposition held April 22 at the

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BRAIN NEEDS VIAGRA, TOO?: Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin found that a part of the brain which activates when people feel motivated or rewarded, shrinks and works less efficiently with regular viewing of sexual images (see link below).   CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Department of Health’s (DOH),

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SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN: Alfredo Andrews Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a safety measure when gunfire broke out at a nearby housing project. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday due to the proximity of gunfire coming from a local housing project nearby, the

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