CHRISTIANSTED — Voters encountered long lines in St. Croix due to ballot machine issues that made eligible voters leave the long wait behind — and decide not to vote this election cycle. “The machines were a little complicated,” Hortensia Encarnacion acknowledged. “Next time put a machine in every large supermarket
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You don’t have to stay up all night waiting for the results of Tuesday’s elections. We’ve got them all for you right here, unofficially of course, according to a new University of the Virgin Islands poll. In the USVI senatorial elections, seven candidates will be elected in
Veteran Former Senator Alicia ‘Chucky’ Hansen Goes Door-To-Door Campaigning For Your Vote On St. Croix
CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen wants your help in her bid to become your elected St. Croix representative once again. Hansen, who was first elected to the Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands 33 years ago, continues to be a political force of nature like no other in the
CRUZ BAY — A window has been cracked open to allow officials an opportunity to engineer a land swap for a public school on St. John near the Virgin Islands National Park. Under the agreement signed Thursday, Interior officials and those from the local government will have a year to work
HAGATNA — Six U.S. citizens living in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam have filed a federal lawsuit challenging federal and state laws that deny them the right to vote for president and voting representation in Congress because they live in certain U.S. territories and in foreign countries. Randy Reeves,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents at Michael J. Kirwan Terrace and the Knolls at Contant on St. Thomas who have been awaiting repairs to roofs damaged from Hurricanes Irma and Maria can look forward to some relief. The Virgin Islands Housing Authority Board approved recommendations to award contracts for the reconstruction and repair of rooftops at each public housing community last week.
‘Kangaroo’ BVI ‘High Court’ Holds American Fisherman Hostage With 10 Preliminary Court Hearings To Force Him To Pay $511,000 Ransom
ROAD TOWN, Tortola — New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy will be released on bail from a British Virgin Islands jail Monday. Foy, 60, will be allowed to post bail after spending more than three months in a “medieval” BVI jail cell. The part-time resident of Puerto Rico is patiently awaiting
Speaking recently at Bocas Lit Fest, Jamaica’s former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, observed that in recent years there had been a “deliberate attempt” to split the Caribbean. After referencing the EU’s divisive action in relation to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Nations (the ACP), he went on to
NEW YORK — Leaders from the Caribbean, in pre-recorded addresses to the UN General Assembly, stressed that their small economies are largely dependent on one or just a few industries, and called for strengthened global cooperation and financing mechanisms to overcome the health crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. — The 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers, is a Puerto Rico-based unit that, as of 2018, has been part of the California Army National Guard’s 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. But until six months ago, that relationship existed only on paper.