ST. JOHN’S — Antigua and Barbuda is “losing all hope” of a financial settlement in a long-running dispute with the United States and it may ask the head of the World Trade Organization to mediate, Antiguan ambassador Ronald Sanders told the WTO on Friday. The United States responded by accusing
CHRISTIANSTED — This drink has been a force on the St. Croix scene for donkey years. Visit the homes of any Virgin Islands families especially during the holiday season and you will be sure to find a pitcher or two of this chilled, crimson-colored drink sitting pretty. Popularly known as
MIAMI — A Florida federal grand jury indicted an unruly St. Croix passenger accused of interfering with a flight attendant while aboard an American Airlines flight last month, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In a two-count indictment, Jason Felix, 35, is charged with “interference with a flight crew
SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A United States Senate Committee has approved the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (S. 3041), which provides an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands, for a total of 52 weeks of assistance following the disaster declarations for
CHRISTIANSTED — The “comprehensive upgrade” of the territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude.
ANN ARBOR — Pizza juggernaut Domino’s wants to fill potholes in the road like it fills your empty stomach. “Paving for Pizza” is a new initiative run by the chain to help cities and local governments repair aging and deteriorated roads. Customers can nominate their towns for the program. Domino’s
FREDERIKSTED — The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the U.S. Virgin Islands said Friday that it has value and contributes to the territory. The RT Park building on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus was largely destroyed by Hurricane Maria. The report, titled “The Value
OBITUARY NOTICE: Oliver McCoy Webster CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp, on behalf of the government and people of the Virgin Islands, has issued a statement of condolence to the family, loved ones and friends of hotelier and business executive Oliver McCoy Webster, who passed away on May 29, 2018.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement will begin vessel and mooring registrations for the 2018-2019 year on Monday, June 11th. All existing mooring holders are now required GPS location in the format provided on the revised form, DPNR
ST. THOMAS ENTREPRENEUR MAX SCHANFARBER CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas entrepreneur Max Schanfarber, who was certified by Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes to fill a St. Thomas—St. John vacancy on the Board of Elections, is calling for an end to the controversy in hopes of moving forward to protect the