St. John News
FREDERIKSTED – A public debate about slavery reparations has surfaced on the floor of the Parliament in Denmark about whether the Virgin Islands wants “an apology” or “money” for its centennial celebration next year. According to Caribbean Life, the Unity Party in Denmark’s Parliament quoted Shelley Moorhead, president of the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing due to excessive bacterial contamination from rainwater runoff, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it “anticipates negative environmental
R. City performs on the Late Late Show NEW YORK – The St. Thomas dynamic R&B duo R. City performed their smash hit “Locked Away” on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show on CBS. Theron and Timothy Thomas, who make up R. City (formerly Rock City) were featured as the musical
EPA’s Judith Enck CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly $5 million that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was holding in abeyance until the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources did a better job routinely testing air and water quality in the territory will now be released, according to Government House.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Caribbean Association of Banks is expressing concern over the inclusion of 19 Caribbean islands and territories on a list of tax havens in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act of 2015, which is awaiting
Judge: Bank of America Can Fend Off V.I. Public Finance Authority Claims of Negligence In Bond Offering
U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three Bank of America units can fend off negligence claims over bad tax advice the bank and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC allegedly gave on a $219 million Virgin Islands bond offering, but two BOA affiliates must face related claims, a
MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios after announcing the breakfast cereal might have been contaminated with wheat. The recall includes 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cherrios affected by “an isolated incident” at the company’s facility in Lodi, Calif., “that resulted in
CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said there is a new phone scam that the public should beware of. In this phone scam, the caller pretends to be a person who is sick and or has sustained some injury and is in the hospital, according to DLCA.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Aircraft have returned to the southeastern Bahamas to resume the search for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that got caught in Hurricane Joaquin. The Category 4 storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly 80 percent of the firearms recovered from Virgin Islanders are from people aged 18 to 30, according to the latest statistics made available by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The average age of someone possessing an illegal firearm in the Virgin Islands is