Rep. Stacey Plaskett (Democrat-V.I.) MIAMI — In the run-up to Tuesday’s Florida Democratic presidential primary, the Hillary Clinton campaign announced its “Hillary for Florida” Caribbean Leadership Council – a diverse group of grassroots and community leaders in the Caribbean-American community committed to electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United
CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press
CHRISTIANSTED – The Republican consultant from Michigan who advised Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is trying to get himself elected as a delegate to the 2016 GOP nominating convention, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. But according to the territory’s department of elections, John Yob and his wife, Erica, as well
Prison Director Says He Is Running A State-Of-The-Art Facility Despite Arrests Of Four Rogue Employees
BOC’s Director Rick Mullgrav FREDERIKSTED — Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav said advances and improvements continue to be made at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility to ensure the security, safety and success of the correctional facilities in the Virgin Islands. The majority of the issues facing
SENTENCED: Michael “Rambo” Lewis CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 6.25 years in prison today for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Michael Lewis was given 75 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez today for possession of a
Would You Like To Go To A Doctor With A Medical Degree From UVI? Take Two Aspirin and Call Us In Six Years!
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.
I have reported on many tragic stories in the Virgin Islands, however, it’s the stories of our troubled youth that seems to surgically slice away pieces of my heart the most! According to the U.S.V.I.Kids Count Data Book for 2014, nearly 7% of St. Croix teens between the ages of
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A senior Caribbean Community official says the organization is moving forward with its effort to seek reparations from Britain for slavery. Assistant Secretary General Douglas Slater says Caricom sent a formal letter of complaint to British Prime Minister David Cameron outlining its case for reparations. The Caribbean
CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at
WES THE BEST: Pirates Of The Caribbean Aren’t Just On The High Seas When You’re Talkin’ The Virgin Islands
By WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST Who Are The Real Pirates Of The Carribean? These days you can’t even take a pleasure cruise off shore without getting mugged at sea! Recently the V.I. Free Press reported a chilling story of a French National who was shot, stabbed, beaten, and robbed