Posts In Category

Caribbean News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean News

ACCUSED: David “Giant” Benjamin ST. GEORGE’S – A 27-year-old man from the village of Coals Gap in St. David’s was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on a charge of non-capital murder in connection with the death of an American tourist whose body was found partly submerged on the La

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsInternational News

PARIS — CGG has been awarded an extension to a major 3D seismic survey that the company successfully completed on the Caribbean coast, offshore Colombia, in late 2015. CGG is a French-based geophysical services company founded in 1931. The new survey follows on from the original 16,000-plus km2 survey CGG

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsPuerto Rico NewsSint Maarten NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsTourism News

    Fish or Foul? Fishermen don’t know ST. GEORGE’S – Fishermen are in shock after a weird-looking creature with scales, feet, toes and a human-like nose was discovered in the ocean off of Grenada. The strange hybrid is actually a red-lipped batfish. It has human-like feet allowing it to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental News

WILLEMSTAD – Researchers have for the first time successfully raised laboratory bred colonies of a threatened Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The researchers of SECORE International – a leading conservation organization for the protection and restoration of coral reefs, the University of Amsterdam and the Carmabi Marine Research Station

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsSports NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Taylor Canfield has been named ‘2015 Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’ for the third year in a row by the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), according to the Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Others under consideration were Cy Thompson, who is training for the Olympics in the Laser,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

Now no matter what type of mobile phone you have, Apple iOS or Google Android, you can get the Virgin Islands Free Press on your device of choice. On January 21, 2016 the Virgin Islands Free Press became the first media source in the territory to offer instant push notifications

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

SAN JUAN – Seven people have been arrested after Customs officials in Puerto Rico found 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship just as it was getting ready to set sail. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that a canine doing cabin inspections aboard the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsMilitary NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a military ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, Napier is the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be commissioned in

Read More