Category: Community Affairs

V.I. Office of Highway Safety Gives Intoximeter Training, Certification For VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety’s (VIOHS) Police Traffic Services Program provided Intoximeter Training and Certification for 14 members of the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau. The EC/IR II Intoximeter instrument that the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau uses during field sobriety testing measures the alcohol content of a person’s breath, especially in cases […]

VIPD Begins First Phase of Body-Worn Camera Program 

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department announced today it is launching the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program. VIPD Patrol Officers will now be equipped with body-worn cameras (BWCs) for law enforcement operations.   This program will allow officers to record enforcement and investigative encounters between the police and the public. These cameras will provide an objective record of encounters, simplify review of events […]

USVI Catches Mega Millions Fever With $1.1 Billion Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa — It was all over social media on Tuesday — before the last Mega Millions drawing — Virgin Islanders want a chance at a $1 billion payday. Many people on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island proudly announced that they had already bought their tickets and relished the opportunity […]

34 Graduate From VIPCA Youth Training Marine Programs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VIPCA graduated 12 students age 18-29 years from the five-week VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June. VIPCA also graduated 22 students age 13-17 years from the two-week Junior Sailing Summer Camp at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. It was VIPCA’s aim since its beginning to boost employment with […]

NSE Recognizes UVI Exchange Student with Achievement Award

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Heather Bruck, who participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program when she attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) during the Spring 2022 semester, has been awarded the Bette Worley Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate the best use of their study away exchange participation and includes […]

VIPA Firefighters Give Water Salute To Late Former Governor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Firefighters at the Cyril E. King Airport executed a flawless water salute signaling the arrival of the body of the late former Governor Charles W. Turnbull to St. Thomas. Kudos to CEKA ARFF Squad A led by Crew Chief Stephen Thomas on this perfectly executed salute on Wednesday morning. Turnbull died Sunday […]

UVI Graduate Awarded Prestigious Public Health Fellowship

Program provides an opportunity to participate in the policy process at the federal level  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Berlina Wallace-Berube, a three-time alumna of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been named to the 2022-23 cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows.  Wallace-Berube was selected following a national competition among highly […]

VITRAN Reduces Bus Schedule During DPW Week On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —VITRAN St. Thomas will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday, July 15, 2022, to allow VITRAN staff to participate in DPW employee appreciation activities, according to DPW. VITRAN services will operate from 5 to 10:45 a.m., and then from 3 to 9 p.m., the Department of Public Works said this morning. DPW […]

Senator Says Lt. Gov.’s Office Controls $15.9 Million In ‘Unclaimed’ Funds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Alma Francis Heyliger thanks her colleagues in the 34th Legislature for their unanimous support in advancing to the full Senate Bill No. 34-0212, which will amend Title 28, chapter 29, section 660 of the Virgin Islands Code to require the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to establish an online, searchable database […]

St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee Meeting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The St. Thomas- St. John Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) said that its scheduled monthly meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, July 12, 2022) at 1:00 PM.   It will take place via Microsoft TEAMS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The public is invited to attend.  However, joining a TEAMS meeting requires an e-mail address.   […]