Bert A. Donadelle of Atlanta CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old Georgian man pleaded guilty to drug charges after admitting to trying to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St.
Facing Securities Fraud Suit In New York, St. Croix’s Erby Tries To Buy Maltese Citizenship for $1 Million
St. Croix businessman William Erby CHRISTIANSTED — One of the multi-millionaires lining up for a Maltese passport has run into trouble back in the United States, having to face a securities fraud lawsuit. William Charles Erbey was a billionaire worth $2.5 billion and a regular in Forbes’ list of the
Almost Two Years In Office, Mapp Sets The Record For Most Uses of The Word ‘Charrette’ By A Sitting V.I. Governor
Gov. Kenneth Mapp at Canegata Ballpark GALLOWS BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp made opening remarks on the first unveiling of architectural drawings depicting how Cramer Park and Susana Santana Park in Altona Lagoon will look once construction is completed. Mapp made the remarks at Canegata Recreation Center before Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation
V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker FORT WORTH — Exxon Mobil Corp. is seeking an injunction against the Massachusetts attorney general, alleging that a wide-ranging investigation into the oil company is politically motivated and violates its constitutional rights. Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena that sought
Dr. Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health reported two new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly Zika surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the USVI is now 26, with 16 cases on St. Croix, nine cases on St. Thomas and one on
Trinidad National Security Minister: ISIS Terrorism Could Be Exported To The Caribbean Region As Well
T&T National Security Minister Edmund Dillon PORT OF SPAIN — The mass shooting in Orlando which left some 49 dead, is not only a threat to the United States but the larger Caribbean as well, according to Trinidad’s national security minister. Fully 23 of the 49 people slaughtered by a terrorist at a
Mapp Says Territory’s Hotels Must Kowtow To Chinese Tourists With Luxury Robes, Slippers and In-Room Noodle Service If We Want Beijing’s Business
Kimberly McCollum (left) and Shane Gaspard CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that
CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
MURDERED: Chanel Petro Nixon NEW YORK — A man being held in a St. Vincent and the Grenadines jail has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The victim, Chanel Petro Nixon, vanished on Father’s Day 2006. Her body
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney