St. Croix News
FREDERIKSTED — The brother of a Virgin Islands Police Department officer drowned while swimming near the Frederiksted Pier 0n St. Croix, authorities said. At about 2 p.m., a passerby flagged down a police officer walking on Strand Street and alerted him that someone was calling for help on the pier.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it will teach builders how to make the structures they build more resilient to extreme elements over the course of three days on St. Thomas. · FEMA is offering free training for building professionals about materials and techniques that will improve
MAPP’S LOBBYING SUCCESSFUL: U.S. Treasury Approves Tax Incentives for Virgin Islands ‘Opportunity Zones’
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The United States Department of Treasury announced Wednesday that it has approved Governor Kenneth Mapp’s nomination of 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December. Governor Mapp has said the new federal tax incentives
FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved contracts for four more road projects on St. Croix. The projects, which will be completed by V.I. Paving and VIAPCO, are “expected to vastly improve road conditions on the big island,” Mapp said. The plans for Melvin Evans Highway include pavement rehabilitation and safety
ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at a depth of 25 miles
COPENHAGEN — A Trinidad and Tobago artist has made history by collaborating to create the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark. Tobago-born, St. Croix-based artist, La Vaughn Belle, collaborated with Copenhagen-based Jeannette Ehlers, to create “I Am Queen Mary,” a tribute to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter who
WASHINGTON — The Caribbean is a top international destination for travelers in the majority of U.S. states and that includes those from both Maryland and Virginia. Trip insurance company InsureMyTrip.com said travelers in 26 states rank the Caribbean as No. 1. The information is based on travel insurance purchased on the site
CHRISTIANSTED – While the assessment of damage and losses is still being completed for educational facilities across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has qualified the USVI for $107 million in assistance for temporary classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which begins on September 4, 2018.
MID-ISLAND — A St. Croix woman is dead and an Indiana woman is in jail after a two-car collision on the Queen Mary Highway on Thursday night. On Thursday April 6, 2018 at about 8:19 p.m., a red Toyota Celica traveling eastbound on the Queen Mary Highway vicinity of the St
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the LBJ Pump Station in Richmond is off-line. On Thursday, April 05, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went offline due to a damaged component in the Motor Control Center (MCC),