CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When it comes to buying a slice of paradise, Sir Richard Branson might be the most prominent name you can think of today, having purchased Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. But the Virgin Group founder was certainly not the first, because 99 years ago today
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense admitted under questioning from Congress this week that it accidentally sent live anthrax spores to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The previous week, the Pentagon owned up that some 192 labs worldwide were affected, including all 50 states, the District of
Juan “Pretty” McCullum WASHINGTON — The Hill online non-partisan political newspaper has chosen Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett’s general counsel as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the District of Columbia for 2015. Juan McCullum, 32, of Pearl, Mississippi was listed as No. 5 on the list compiled
CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. officials are seeking to limit the number of parrotfish caught in federal waters off St. Croix to help protect the brightly colored species, as well as fragile Caribbean coral reefs. The National Marine Fisheries Service began collecting public comments on its proposal this week before issuing a decision.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events
Senator Neville James FREDERIKSTED – When the United States became the twenty-first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage last month, it took its territories by surprise. While American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to officially hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Virgin
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has asked the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to remove the Mississippi state flag from the armories in St. Croix and St. Thomas, citing its incorporation of the Confederate flag within the design of the flag, Government House said
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s long-simmering debt crisis owes much to an economy that has been shedding jobs for years. And blame for that, economists say, stems in part from how the island operates under the same wage rules as the more prosperous 50 states. The commonwealth is subject to
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island’s attorney general reviews the decision, legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it
Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass murder people and then try to put the blame on black folks. Last month, confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof was accused of trying to put the country at odds against itself over race.