COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN? Health Says It is Testing For Impetigo; Education Says Its Knows Of No Cases
Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven members of a fishing vessel suffered multiple injuries when their ship ran aground on a reef Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Crew members of the S/V Prowler hit the reef on the Western Coast of St. Thomas before 10:30 p.m. October 17, the
FREDERIKSTED – Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said the Virgin Islands has qualified for additional assistance for livestock farmers on St. Croix who have been adversely affected by the drought that began in February. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack designated St. Croix a primary natural disaster area in August, Robles said.
Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. One common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care services or benefits that you never received. Someone could have gotten access to your Medicare number and submitted a
FREDERIKSTED – A public debate about slavery reparations has surfaced on the floor of the Parliament in Denmark about whether the Virgin Islands wants “an apology” or “money” for its centennial celebration next year. According to Caribbean Life, the Unity Party in Denmark’s Parliament quoted Shelley Moorhead, president of the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old man driving a motorcycle was badly injured when he was thrown from his bike after it struck a vehicle making an illegal turn on the Weymouth Rhymber Highway last night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Traffic police were notified at 9 p.m. Friday
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 65-year-old St. Thomas woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and missing since Thursday was discovered safe, but dehydrated near Brewer’s Bay this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Reported as a “missing vulnerable adult” on Friday, Karen Andrews was last seen at 9 p.m. Thursday
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A safari bus driver on St. Thomas lost control of his van when its brakes failed and crashed at the side of the road Thursday afternoon causing numerous injuries to passengers on board, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified at 4:08 p.m. Thursday
Missing: Karen Andrews CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 65-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease has gone missing on St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Karen Andrews was last seen on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the area of Bonne Esperance, the VIPD said. Andrews stands at 5-feet, 7-inches tall
Missing minor: Sean Allen CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old boy who was last seen on Wednesday in the Veteran’s Drive of the downtown area in the vicinity of Big Kahuna Rum Shack. Sean Allen has a slim