Category: Community Affairs

Stanley Jacobs Becomes USVI’s First Winner of NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean Pierre Oriol said that Virgin Islands cultural ambassador Stanley Jacobs, PhD has been awarded the 2022 National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Jacobs is the first Virgin islander that has been awarded this esteemed honor.    The National Endowment for the Arts is continuing its long history of honoring […]

Governor Bryan Mourns the Passing of Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull

Governor declares week of mourning, orders U.S. Virgin Islands flags flown at half-staff until sunset on July 10 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor, educator, and historian Charles W. Turnbull Ph.D.: “Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as […]

Virgin Islands Board of Education Extends Condolences On Death of Charles W. Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 20th Virgin Islands Board of Education extended condolences to the family and circle of friends of former Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull on Sunday. “He was a great giant of a man with a kindred spirit and a compassionate soul.Turnbull served the Virgin Islands community remarkably well as a statesman,historian, educator, professor, […]

DPW Gets $375,000 From FTA’s ‘Areas of Persistent Poverty’ Grant Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) plans on expanding Virgin Islands transit routes and extending hours of service after receiving a $375,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s 2022 Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant program. FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by […]

Mango Media Named Official Media Sponsor of 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Mango Media Creative Studio, a full-service, fully integrated print and digital marketing company, which is based centrally in the Shops at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, has been named the official media company of the 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show by the event organizer, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA).  The company, […]

Pedestrian Suffers ‘Life-Threatening’ Injuries After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Him

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating after a full-size pickup truck crashed into a pedestrian west of Five Corners, leaving the man with life threatening injuries on Friday night. Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) officers were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center to investigate a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in the eastbound lane of Northside Road […]

NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?

LEARN MORE BY JOINING THE FREE ZOOM WEBINAR WEDNESDAY AT 1PM WEDNESDAY JUNE 22 REGISTER NOW: vipca.org/insurance In February 2022, health insurance coverage was extended to shore-based active members of Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA). This health insurance program is underwritten by CIGNA and managed by the insurance specialist at Gowrie Group. To access this […]

Bayside Walking Tour To Feature DPNR Park Ranger John Farchette

GREEN CAY — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Coastal Zone Management will host a Bayside Walking Tour on Friday, June 24th at Chenay Bay -West (Tamarind Reef entrance) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The walking tour will be led by Park Ranger […]

OBITUARY NOTICE: Megan N. Frazier, 37, of St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Megan N. Frazier, 37, died unexpectedly in her apartment in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on June 6, 2022. Megan was born September 9, 1984, in New Castle, Indiana, to Donald and Jan Frazier. In her youth she loved music, playing the piano, clarinet, and bassoon through early childhood and throughout college. […]

Police Mum On Male Body Found Near C’sted Parking Lot

CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Police have launched a death investigation following the discovery of an unidentified body near the Christiansted parking lot on Thursday morning. VIPD Communication Director Glen Dratte would only confirm this morning that an active investigation was underway. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) never released any official information on the body’s discovery up […]