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WTJX NEWSFEED: January 3, 2024

On today's WTJX NewsFeed, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico becomes the sixth lender to be a part of the VI Slice Moderate Income Homeownership Program. Deanna James talks about the significant decrease in children population evidenced in the 2023 Kids Count Data Book. Stephanie Barnes has filed a motion to appeal her conviction. Merchants Commercial Bank President, Valdamier Collens, addresses the Small Business Recovery Grant they provided to five local businesses. Listen to these stories and more.

Marcellina Ventura-Douglas is the Radio News Reporter for WTJX-FM, 93.1. Born and raised on St. Croix, Ventura-Douglas graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands, where she received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While at UVI, she worked in the office of Senator Shawn-Michael Malone before beginning her career in radio. Ventura-Douglas fell in love with radio growing up, when she and her father would spend every morning and afternoon listening to local radio news legend, Alvin G. After leaving Senator Malone's office, she became the program director of Vivid Streaming. She then joined WTJX-TV, Channel 12 as a producer. Soon after, she was tapped to switch to WTJX-FM to present an evening news. She is passionate about bringing radio news to the Virgin Islands community through the WTJX NewsFeed, airing every weekday at 5:00pm on 93.1 FM and available online, on demand.
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