Category: St. Thomas News

Brackets Announced for 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The brackets and schedule for the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were finalized, tournament officials announced Tuesday. The men’s tournament will be played November 18-21 with all games played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center and streamed on ESPN3. The men’s tournament will be a traditional eight-team […]

Finance Is Distributing 8,000+ Income Tax Refunds For 2020 Tax Returns

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing this afternoon, Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that Virgin Islanders who filed their 2020 tax returns on time and did not have any issues with their returns have begun receiving their tax refunds for that tax year. According to Director Motta, 5,152 checks going out last week […]

Man Who Used Credit Card Info From Dark Web To Buy $21K In Jewelry Arrested @ Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Atlanta man who used a platinum credit card he bought on the Dark Web for $15 to buy nearly $21,000 in watches and jewelry on Main Street appeared in federal court on illegal use of a credit card charges. Demonn Chadwick Jenkins II, 27, of Georgia, heard that he was charged […]

Legislature Welcomes The Public To View Its Operations With New COVID-19 Protocols

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory said that the Legislature of the Virgin Islands re-opened to the public effective on Monday, June 20, 2022. This change is announced as part of the Legislature’s updated COVID-19 protocols to align with the endemicity stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The updated protocols includes the following updates: • […]

VING Graduates 2 Candidates From Sergeant Major Academy

EL PASO, Texas — Two Virgin Islands National Guardsmen Master Sgts. Mizelle Calixte and Louin Chung graduated from the Sergeants Major Academy in Texas, June 17, 2022. The Army’s premiere enlisted military educational institute, the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and Sergeants Major Academy, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The SMA prepares master sergeants […]


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UVI Board Approves New BS Degrees and Revised Vaccination Policy for Students

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Oran Roebuck as vice-chairperson.  “I thank all of the Trustees for their faith in myself and Trustee Roebuck. We have a lot on our plate, both today and coming up. I do appreciate the confidence,” Board […]

Man Who Hit ‘Male’ In Head With Sledgehammer Arrested For Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who hit a “male” in the head with a sledgehammer near Annas Retreat last month faces multiple charges related to that attack. Kenneth C. Wigfall Jr., 38, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, mayhem, second-degree reckless endangerment, simple assault, and disturbance […]

Virgin Islands Basketball Team To Square Off Against NBA Players

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some NBA talent will be on display when the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation plays its next two FIBA qualifiers at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas next month. The VIBF is set to host the senior men’s national team from Bahamas on July 1 and then will square off […]

Government Mails Out $12.5M In Tax Refunds Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix Senator said some of taxpayer’s income tax refund payments from the Virgin Islands government were put in the mail today. “I welcome the good news delivered by Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce ahead of her budget testimony in the Finance Committee today that $12.5 million in income tax return payments […]