FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islands Police Department officers donned their new uniforms in what was dubbed a “reveal” on social media. The actual display of the uniforms took place behind the modular offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Estate Golden Grove on Thursday afternoon. Police top brass and rank
CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan is trying to find ways to avoid a possible 42 percent cut to its government pensions effective January 1. In addition to refinancing its matching funds bonds, and taxing legalized marijuana, Bryan is now suggesting a sales tax on retail items imported to the territory.
WASHINGTON — A federal judge today halted the U.S. Justice Department’s plan to execute Orlando Hall, an African American, by lethal injection in the evening, after an appeals court this week found the government’s death penalty protocol violates federal law. “The court is deeply concerned that the government intends to
NILES, Illinois — An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather’s antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble. Dan and Barbara Donovan told the Pioneer Press newspaper group that a man in a reflective vest and mask
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Columbians who pleaded guilty to being on a mini-submarine with 3,384 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Ecuador got five years in prison from a federal judge. Freddy Montano Paz, 30, and Mariano Abregon, 33, were each sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Robert A.
SAN JUAN — The National Science Foundation announced today that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The independent, federally funded agency said it’s too
ORLANDO — Locals who want to spend a week visiting Central Florida’s theme parks, or just looking for a deal on a flight, have a new option: Frontier. The twice-weekly flight between Florida’s busiest airport and St. Thomas will connect the two cities in the second month of 2021. Orlando
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020. The advances made to build a
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that VITRAN’s Fixed Route Services will be suspended between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM on November 20 — St. Thomas, November 23 — St. Croix and November 24 — St. John, to allow for participation in employee appreciation activities. “The Department of Public Works
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — The United States government is set to carry out its eighth execution this year today, putting to death a man convicted of murdering a 16-year-old St. Croix girl in 1994. Orlando Hall of Arkansas is set to die by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in