The Panamian-flagged Chem Venus MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Navy says it has rescued nine Cuban migrants found adrift in a makeshift boat off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Navy said Thursday the private, Panama-flagged tanker ship Chem Venus spotted the Cubans on Tuesday. The Navy dispatched a ship
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Slate online magazine has singled out the U.S. Virgin Islands for its “horrifying” treatment of the mentally ill. Slate says that “25 percent of the prison population” in the territory is comprised of people who are mentally ill. An NPR report from 2007 noted that “the U.S.
Cuba’s Raul Castro sits down with President Obama HONOLULU — President Obama may go to Cuba this year if its government bolsters its human rights record and opens its doors more fully to American business in the coming weeks, a senior advisor to the president said over the weekend. Obama
ORANJESTAD – One of seven Venezuelan men whose boat capsized near Aruba died after he was attacked by a shark while being rescued, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard said Monday. Two other men perished when they sank with the vessel. Spokesman Roderick Gouverneur told The Associated Press that the shark
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region. The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was
Kaylyn Rose Sommer on Norwegian Pearl MIAMI – Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Sunday to begin an investigation into reports that a 24-year-old woman jumped overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship as it sailed off the coast of Cuba. Kaylyn Rose Sommer “was
TAMPA — Memories of his last hours in Cuba come to Don Perez like a slide show with missing frames. He has a mental image of a giant glass wall in the airport in Havana. Six at the time, Perez stood on one side and his parents on the other.
CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix are asking the public’s assistance in locating Wayne Winston Burke, a runaway minor. Wayne Winston Burke was last seen on Friday September 25, 2015 at 10 p.m. in the Estate Strawberry area. Wayne was last seen wearing a pair of short pants and a
Dorothy Jenkins Fields in Miami By DOROTHY JENKINS FIELDS/Special To The V.I. Free Press If you want excitement, mystery and surprise look no further. It is not a video game and or on YouTube. According to three genealogists — photographer and visual documentarian Marvin Elliott Ellis; preservationist Sonia Jacobs Dow
FREDERIKSTED – In a rare move, the Virgin Islands Police Department has released two additional pictures of a woman they initially described as having mental disabilities who went missing eight days ago. Nina Gundolo has been missing since Monday November 2, when she was last seen at 1:00 a.m. in