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MIAMI — The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season ended today. The season was more active than average, featuring 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and four that made landfall on the U.S. mainland. But perhaps most importantly here, did not send the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico any major storms. “Hurricane

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria two weeks in a row and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay on St. Thomas had a high

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. Virgin Islands Governor-elect Albert Bryan & Lieutenant Governor-elect Tregenza Roach will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce the beginning of the transition to a new administration and to introduce key leadership of their transition team. As Governor-elect Bryan moves ahead with the transition,

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Annual Biomedical Medical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Award Winners INDIANAPOLIS — Three students from the University of the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean’s preeminent Historically Black College and University (HBCU) captured Best Poster Awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last week in Indiana. This recognition

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that the Virgin Islands Police Department is the recipient of $300,000 as part of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded more than $12.2 million to 75 law enforcement agencies

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued a proclamation heralding the upcoming Thanksgiving Day and providing administrative leave for all non-essential Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) employees this Friday. “The holiday season is upon our territory, and we all look forward to the gathering of family and friends on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay on St. Thomas had a high bacteria count and people shouldn’t

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INTEMPERATE, FLAWED CHARACTER: IN THE END, WHAT VOTERS REMEMBERED MOST IS THAT MAPP DID NOT CARRY HIMSELF WITH THE DIGNITY AND COMPORTMENT THAT THEY EXPECT FROM A VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNOR. MAPP CALLED A SITTING FEMALE ST. THOMAS SENATOR A “JACKASS, SETTY FOWL.” WHEN ASKED WHERE HE LIVES, MAPP TOLD A

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VIRGIN ISLANDS ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ON ST. THOMAS TODAY CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The supervisor of elections said that she “is happy” to report “the steady rise” in voters with the 3 p.m. count in the 2018 Gubernatorial Run-Off Election. So far, a total of 5,160 people have cast their ballots in

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EARLY VOTING IN ST. THOMAS ON SATURDAY WAS AROUND THE BLOCK NEAR LOCKHART GARDENS United States Virgin Islands Runoff Election Poll Results Conducted: November 13 – 15, 2018 Number of Respondents: 600 MoE: ±3.99% Q. Are you registered to vote? Yes 100% Q. There will be a runoff election in

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