ST. CROIX - The St. Croix chapter of the American Cancer Society is gearing up to put on its 2014 fundraiser and is looking for teams to sign up to make its 13th annual "Relay for Life" a huge success.
Planned for May 17 and 18, the hourslong event that will span over two days will take place on the track at Educational Complex with the theme "Fight to the Finish: All Ah We Ah One."
Relay for Life events on St. John and on St. Thomas are planned for later this year.
ST. THOMAS - AGL Resources is selling Tropical Shipping to Seattle-based shipping company Saltchuk Resources, but the sale is not expected to affect local operations.
"There's no plans to change the service schedules or the structure of the company," Saltchuk spokeswoman Emily Reiter said. "It really should be business as usual."
The sale is expected to go through in the next 90 days.
Reiter said Tropical will continue to be operated by the current management team.
ST. THOMAS - Let the festivities begin.
While the nearly monthlong run of Carnival events and activities began with Sunday's Prince and Princess selection show, the celebration jumps into high gear tonight, when the Carnival Queen Pageant begins nightly events that culminate in the Adults' Parade on May 3 and a spectacular Fireworks by Grucci show that night over St. Thomas Harbor.
While the next 13 days following are expected to be mostly fun and games, government officials are reminding the community that respecting the rules of the road and following the law is important for keeping everyone safe and ensuring a happy Carnival for everyone.
The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency will host a series of meetings territorywide to present new information on the agency's tsunami preparedness efforts and talk with residents about tsunami readiness.
The first meeting will be on St. John, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Julius E. Sprauve School. Topics will include tsunami hazards, tsunami warning, evacuation maps, evacuation routes and signs and assembly points.