Category: Community Affairs

King of the Wing Competition Draws Hundreds To Magens Bay

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Whether you like savory, spicy or sweet the King of the Wing event in St. Thomas delivered! The annual chicken wings cooking competition was attended by hundreds at Magens Bay beach on Saturday. And if the wings weren’t enough, the entertainment certainly brought it for this jam-packed event. Congratulations are in order […]

OCS Students Recognized For Service In VING Ceremony

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard saluted all the high school seniors who were honored during the Our Community Salutes – U.S. Virgin Islands annual high school recognition ceremony held at the Sgt. First Class Leonard B. Francis Readiness Center in St. Thomas. “Let me be one of the first to thank you […]

St. Thomas Vendor Killed When Postal Van Backs Over Her

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A U.S. Postal Service van accidentally backed over and killed a St. Thomas woman on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The EMT’s were providing medical attention to an elderly woman who had been struck by the postal van when police arrived on the accident scene, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. A preliminary […]

Golden Grove Prison Renamed John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, hosted an official renaming ceremony of the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility on Thursday. Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach attended the official renaming ceremony of the facility at the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections on St. Croix. “Mr. […]

Virgin Islands Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Parole Board advises the public that the Board will convene on  July 7, 2022 to hear testimony from victims, family members of victims, or other interested persons for and against the application for parole by inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions. Anyone who wishes to share testimony on behalf of or […]

Local Athlete Takes Top Honors In National Karate Competition

ATLANTIC CITY — A St. Thomas athlete took some top honors at a national martial arts competition held in New Jersey over Memorial Day weekend. Rashell Machuca, of Charlotte Amalie, had to make a choice between going to a karate competition or a softball showcase. The choice was a difficult one, but Machuca seems to […]

WAPA ALERT: Avoid Parking On These St. John Streets

CRUZ BAY — Road restoration work will occur between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. as part of the Cruz Bay Underground Project starting tomorrow, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. Motorists are advised to please avoid street parking in St. John at night on the dates below, according to WAPA. June 2, 2022 […]

St. John Brewers Hosts St. Thomas Location Grand Opening

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After months of planning, construction and a soft opening, St. John Brewers owners Kevin Chipman and Chirag Vyas invite the business community and general public to enjoy Love City in the heart of St. Thomas at their new location, St. John Brewers on the Waterfront. The grand opening event will take place […]

DPNR To Celebrate Exotic Pet Amnesty Week

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) will celebrate Exotic Pet Amnesty Week from May 28 to June 4, 2022, to bring attention to the impact of invasive species on the Virgin Islands natural environment.   Residents are invited to bring in their rare, non-native animal species from birds to snakes […]

UVI Hosts USVI-BVI Mangrove Restoration Learning Exchange

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) hosted a mangrove restoration learning exchange with individuals from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLCC) in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The exchange is the first of two that will bring researchers and students together in the U.S. Virgin Islands and […]