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FINED $40 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING: PRINCESS CRUISE LINES WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cruise line that regularly stops in St. Thomas has to pay a $40 million penalty for intentional illegal discharges from one of its vessels, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. According to a Dec. 1 Justice

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DEATH CRUISE: Royal Caribbean has many varieties for tourists to choose from. SAN JUAN — Two Americans tourists have been found dead on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico. Joseph M. Ambrussi, 62, and William Alan Forsytte, 55, were found on Wednesday afternoon aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience

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    FCC Commisioner Mignon Clyburn WASHINGTON — An FCC commissioner is recommending that satellite viewers in the territory receive their local PBS member station instead of content from stations in Puerto Rico. WTJX, which used to be powerfully-run by Mapp No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, has been

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INDICTED: Raheem “Caesar” Miller of Philadelphia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury has returned indictments against two Virgin Islanders and one Pennsylvania native in connection with a string of jewelry store robberies in St. Thomas in 2015. The United States grand jury returned a 10-count indictment on Thursday against

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ONLY EMPLOYABLE AT UVI: Alleged Deadbeat UVI Professor Chenzira Davis-Kahina FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Sovereigns! The director of the “Caribbean Cultural Center at the University of the Virgin Islands,” facing foreclosure of her home by 1Firstbank Puerto Rico, decided she was not really “Chenzira Davis-Kahina” but actually “Royal Daughter Sat

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SAI GON DELI IN GALLOWS BAY (340) 713-1111 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Committed to community outreach and the enhancement of the tourism product in the territory, the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting young culinary talent during the second annual Restaurant Week with the launch of its “Dine

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THE FIX IS IN FOR VIGL: Gov. Kenneth Mapp FREDERIKSTED — Horse racing has a storied history in the territory, but has fallen on hard times there as in other parts of the world. However, a new deal between the private company VIGL and the local government was announced recently,

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WILLEMSTAD — Commodity trader Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. Ltd is in talks to secure funding for a $5.5 billion plan to upgrade an oil refinery and build a natural gas terminal in Curacao, giving China a foothold in a strategic oil hub in the region, the Virgin Islands Free Press

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SAN ANTONIO — Just around the time the NBA playoffs tip off next spring, Tim Duncan won’t be on the court. Instead, he’ll be in court, squaring off against his former financial adviser. Charles Banks is accused of bilking the Spurs legend out of about $20 million. Wednesday, a federal

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