Epstein’s Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his death
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his Caribbean island have long deterred...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Ask about Jeffrey Epstein on St. Thomas and rooms go quiet. Some people leave. Those who share stories speak in barely audible tones.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A man from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in a case that authorities say involved a 10-hour boat chase through the...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The federal government is awarding $27 million in grants to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help expand and renovate two airports damaged by Hurricanes Irma...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Federal officials say 13 workers left stranded without pay or transportation in the U.S. Virgin Islands after helping with hurricane recovery efforts have received their wages.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday that Alabama contractor KW Construction Work Inc. paid the Texas-based employees a total of $14,857 owed.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, US Virgin Islands (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Monday that it reached a $1.4 billion deal to reopen one of the world's largest oil refineries in a move expected to boost the U.S. territory's economy.
US Virgin Islands to rebuild all main roads for $1.2B
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says all of the territory's main roads will be rebuilt to federal standards following the damage inflicted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Kenneth Mapp says $530 million of the $1.2 billion needed has been pledged for the project. He also said Monday that officials have already assessed the territory's 1,273-mile public road system.
Guilty plea in US recruiting center fire in Virgin Islands
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A man who had moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Texas has admitted setting fires that destroyed a military recruiting office and damaged two other federal properties in the territory.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Spencer Wayne Allen pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of arson and two counts of damaging federal property.
Toddler killed in USVI drive-by shooting; suspects at large
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities say an 18-month-old girl has been shot and killed while riding in a car in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday that police have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects, who are being sought.
He says the shooting occurred late Wednesday on the island of St. Thomas.
Security officer for USVI governor accused of drug smuggling
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A security officer for the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has been charged with attempting to smuggle 21 kilograms (48 pounds) of cocaine aboard a commercial plane bound for South Florida.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The leader of the U.S. Virgin Islands says the three-island territory is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence.
Citing police statistics, acting Gov. Osbert Potter said Tuesday that the territory of just over 100,000 people experienced 32 gun killings during the first seven months of the year.
A total of 22 killings were on the main island of St. Thomas. That's more than the total of 21 homicides recorded in all...