Posts In Category

International News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsInternational NewsSt. Croix News

CHAOS IS THE NEW NORMAL: In Venezuela EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsInternational NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

A lifeboat like the one that fell during safety drill. MARSEILLE — One person has been killed and two others critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille. According to La Provence,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

ISHMAEL LABEET: Ponders his future HAVANA — Safe for now in Cuba, Ishmael Muslim Ali admits to hijacking an American Airlines flight in 1984. But still denies committing the murders that led to that crime. One might expect, in a film called The Skyjacker’s Tale, to hear a lot more

Read More
At VIFreepBusiness NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/Special to the V.I. Free Press BEIJING — I had the special opportunity to study Chinese law and business in the People’s Republic of China this summer for five weeks. I joined a group of American students and law professors in Beijing. Our classes were held at

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsInternational NewsIrregularitiesPolice News

IN CUSTODY: Rachid Rafaa MORNE ROUGE, Martinique – An alleged terrorist who escaped house arrest in Martinique last month, is now back in custody. Rachid Rafaa was recaptured on Sunday, near the bungalow in the northern town of Morne Rouge where he had been held under house arrest for two years,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsInternational NewsSports News

DING OF THE ROAD: Richard Branson ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — British billionaire Richard Branson says he was certain he was going to die in a biking accident in Virgin Gorda earlier this week in which he injured his cheek and tore some ligaments. The Virgin boss, who has built a

Read More
2016 Summer Olympics in BrazilAt VIFreepBreaking NewsInternational NewsSports NewsSt. Croix News

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan’s diffident nature has become the stuff of legend. In a 1998 interview with ESPN’s Dan Patrick, Duncan said that he is not really impressed with anyone, including NBA legend Michael Jordan. “I’m just somebody that isn’t that impressed by him (Jordan),” Duncan said. “There really isn’t

Read More
2016 Summer Olympics in BrazilAt VIFreepBreaking NewsInternational NewsSports NewsSt. Thomas News

Daryl Homer of St. Thomas triumphant RIO DE JANEIRO — The journey began some 20 years ago, with a little boy looking at a picture of a fencer in a children’s dictionary. The sport looked cool to him, so he ran to his mother and said: “That’s what I want

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsInternational NewsSint Maarten News

The Ameriflight jet with nose down. PHILIPSBURG — An airplane flying United Parcel Service (UPS) mail into Sint Maarten from Puerto Rico had to make an emergency landing after the crew was unable to extend its nose landing gear this weekend. According to the Aviation Herald, an Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227

Read More
2016 Summer Olympics in BrazilAt VIFreepBreaking NewsInternational NewsSports NewsSt. Thomas News

Thomas Barrows III RIO DE JANEIRO — They’ve had their shots, have an all-star coaching staff and are probably as acclimated to Brazil’s tricky conditions and foul water as sailors from any other country. They’ll be using Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain as reference points as they sail just

Read More