St. Croix News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said that the final pass for debris pickup will begin today. Contractors have worked over the last four months removing debris from neighborhoods and roadways, but now, this phase of the restoration process is coming to an end, according to Public Works.
CHRISTIANSTED — Police want to know who hacked a pit bull with a machete so severely that it sent the dog to a veterinarian, badly injured but still alive. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), the animal cruelty investigator was dispatched at
St. Croix’s Linval Joseph Won’t Play For A Second Super Bowl Ring This Year, As Philadelphia Soars Above Minnesota 38-7
MINNEAPOLIS –- St. Croix native Linval Joseph won’t get the chance to play for a second Super Bowl ring. That’s because the Philadephia Eagles mercilessly pecked apart the Minnesota Vikings … convincingly 38-7. But it might not really matter that the Eagles won the NFC conference championship. Because as fans
Mobile Health Clinics With Nurses from New York To Visit St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John Starting This Morning
CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to assist individuals in the territory to take charge of their health, the USVI Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Nursing Association and the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association (VISNA), will be providing a mobile medical clinic in various communities
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Justice said it has reached an agreement with Kmart Corporation, a unit of Sears Holdings Management Corporation, to settle allegations that its pharmacies in the Virgin Islands charged the Medicaid program more than its “usual and customary charge” for certain drugs. Under the
Mapp Goes Ballistic on Facebook After V.I. Free Press Publishes Michael Bloomberg’s Account of Hurricanes’ Aftermath
CHRISTIANSTED — The story the Virgin Islands Free Press broke about Michael Bloomberg and Kenneth Mapp apparently got under the governor’s skin. Former New York mayor and CEO of Bloomberg Group Michael Bloomberg gave an interview to the NBC television network in which he discussed his organization’s role in the hurricane
Seventh Circuit Court Says Residents of U.S. Territories Can’t Vote Absentee For President Per Former Residence on Mainland
CHICAGO — Residents of the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico have no right to vote absentee in their former state of residence, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday, even though residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and some in American Samoa are granted that privilege.
BALTIMORE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending special open enrollment periods for the people of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and who were adversely affected by the catastrophic 2017 hurricanes so individuals and families who were impacted can access health coverage on the Exchange. They will
BOSTON — The state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation is pressing federal officials on efforts to address mental health challenges in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In a letter Friday to Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz, the 11-member delegation, led by
IRS Says That President Trump’s Disaster Designation For Territory Might Give Taxpayers More Time To File
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced Friday. President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the territory. Following the recent