Posts In Category

Humanitarian News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

  CRUZ BAY — The time might have passed people looking for personal disaster assistance, but FEMA programs continue in the territory.. “FEMA is going to be here for the long haul,” FEMA public information officer Eric Adams said. Late applications will still be considered if there’s a good reason

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsIrregularitiesPolice NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Helwood Urbina Paris, 20, of Puerto Rico, and Hanselo Recio, 18, of the Dominican Republic, were sentenced Thursday for their roles in the armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant in Lockhart Shopping Center, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Paris to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp wanted to bring down only 25 linemen after two debilitating Category 5 hurricanes struck the territory. Bloomberg said Thursday that he told Mapp that he should start out

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

RIGHT-HAND MAN: Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, left, and Tom Secunda, co-founder and vice chairman at Bloomberg LP, right of center, unload supplies at the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg CRUZ BAY -– Gov. Kenneth

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsTourism News

MIAMI — Flies in the food preparation areas. Milk, cheese, eggs and yogurt kept in too-hot temperatures. Soiled and clogged machinery. These were some of the conditions uncovered by two inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during a routine November inspection of the Carnival Triumph. More

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory in September, federal assistance has been “consistently flowing to survivors and communities to repair, recover and rebuild. So far, more than $456 million in federal funding has been provided.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate with the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “In order to continue protecting the lives and property of residents of the United States Virgin Islands,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has extended the State of the Emergency until next month. The State of Emergency declared effective on September 5, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., due to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsSint Maarten NewsTerritorial AffairsTourism News

PHILIPSBURG — A British man was airlifted to the Cayman Islands after he fell from a  three-story balcony on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten on December 27. Reports are that 32-year Kurt Russell had been helping a friend to move when the incident occurred. Initially, Russell received medical treatment

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

FEDERAL RELIEF–VA Task Force 2 USAR waiting for available transport to St. John and St Thomas to aid survivors of Hurricane Irma. FEMA/K.C.Wilsey CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria are encouraged to register before the January 8, 2018 deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – Between sporadic showers on Thursday, members of the Gerber family painted a colorful picket fence at Queen Louise Home for Children. The fence is one of the first of many repairs needed to the playground area after Hurricane Maria dismantled much of the play equipment. Cindy Gerber, Board

Read More