Dr. Tom Frieden of CDC WASHINGTON – Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tweeted a damning picture of Zika virus research blaming “50 years of neglect” on the current crisis facing the whole world. Testifying before politicians in Washington, Dr. Frieden warned
HUD Secretary Julián Castro WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Friday that HUD is allocating more than $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. From that allocation, $5,983,706 will go to the
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship with nearly 5,000 passengers was headed to Port Canaveral today after hurricane-force winds and waves battered the vessel off the South Carolina Coast. Four injuries were reported, according to the company, which said none of the injuries were “severe.” The vessel was set to arrive
By WESLEY “WES THE BEST” SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist You May Fold Under Pressure! Our Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett recently delivered a knock out punch on Capital Hill. Department of Education spokesperson Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Congresswoman Plasket for over three hours. Harris is involved in some
Danny Harris testifying before he collapsed WASHINGTON — Strong questioning by Rep. Stacey Plaskett and other U.S. lawmakers caused the Education Department’s chief information officer to physically collapse in the middle of his testimony on Tuesday. Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Plaskett and others about his work on
John McCarthy THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST, OR TIED FOR SECOND THREE TICKETS TO PARADISE FROM THE BIBLE BELT THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, MON By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press “How stupid are the people of Iowa?” Donald Trump asked in November.
TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley SAN ANTONIO – Now that St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has sat out the last two games with a right knee injury, TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley says that The Big Fundamental’s career is all but over. Speaking on the Bill Simmons podcast,
KINGSTON –Jamaican health officials confirmed the nation’s first case of the Zika virus Saturday in a 4-year-old child who recently returned from a trip to Texas. The child, who has now recovered, began showing symptoms Jan. 17 after visiting that U.S. state, Jamaica’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.
RIO GRANDE CITY – Border Patrol agents arrested a Salvadoran sex offender Tuesday in Texas near the Rio Grande. Agents arrested Oscar Alejandro Herrera-Rodriguez, 29, a citizen of El Salvador, on Tuesday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. “The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States
Jabari Blash of St. Thomas SAN DIEGO – The Padres acquired Jabari Blash in December with high hopes that he will be their first 40-home-run hitter since native son and four-time team MVP Adrian Gonzalez did it. San Diego has had four managers since June 15, 2015 as