St. Thomas and Virgin Islands News

DPNR Investigating Abi Beach Bar Development

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources is investigating reports made by concerned residents that permits issued to Sanctuary Holdings LLC in 2014 for the construction of Abi Beach Bar may have been violated.

Below Average Hurricane Season, Colorado State Forecasters Say

A well below-average hurricane season continues to be on tap for the Atlantic basin in 2015, Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology forecasters said in a Tuesday press release.

American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Ahead this Weekend

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay for Life, the organization's signature fundraising event, at the Charlotte Amalie High School field this weekend beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday and ending at 10 a.m. Sunday. It is the 14th Relay for Life to be held on St. Thomas.

Mapp Names Malone Climate Coordinator; Addresses Trips, EB-5 Program

Gov. Kenneth Mapp named former Sen. Shawn Michael Malone to coordinate the territory’s assessment and response plan to climate change, discussed recent trips and said he is unaware of a rumored sale of the Hovensa refinery at a press conference Wednesday at Government House on St. Croix.

Summer Camps and Programs for St. Thomas and St. John Youth

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities to offer parents a variety of choices. Please e-mail information to