Jhon Samuel of the BVI ROAD TOWN — About three years ago, Tortola resident Jhon Samuel was sitting in a Chicago hotel room when hunger pangs started to strike. Instead of picking up a phone to order room service or takeout, Samuel, a web developer and graphic designer, decided to
Anthony Kouton of St. Thomas HAMILTON – Anthony Kotoun led the contingent of five Americans who sailed this week in the Amlin International Moth Regatta in Bermuda. Kotoun, who is originally from St. Thomas, placed 9th overall in the $10,000 regatta with 83 points. Briton Rob Greenhalgh won $5,000 with
CRITICAL CONDITION: Marcus Christian-Hendrickson FREDERIKSTED – The 31-year-old son of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s chief policy advisor was ambushed with gunfire while driving in Estate La Grange leading to him crashing his car into a tree. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 12:08 p.m. Sunday that gunshots had
SENTENCED: Kurt Reovan CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 37-year-old Georgia man was sentenced in federal court to 1.6 years in prison after pleading guilty this summer to bringing nearly 10 kilos of marijuana into St. Thomas. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez today sentenced Kurt Reovan of Atlanta to
INJURY REPORT: Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRARIE, Minn. – Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph sat out Thursday night’s 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals because of a lingering foot injury. Joseph, 27, also didn’t play in the Vikings 38-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week as well.
By SANTIAGO BARUH and MIGUEL SALAZAR CARACAS — This year’s election cycle in Venezuela has spurred President Nicolás Maduro’s fierce opposition. With a key two-thirds majority in the country’s National Assembly, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (DUM) hopes that its feat will lead to a change in Venezuela’s current domestic and economic policies,
BODY RECOVERED: Linnea Veinotte ST. GEORGE’S – The family of missing Canadian university professor Linnea Veinotte has confirmed that the body found on Friday was hers, after Grenadian police said they were awaiting the results of an autopsy for official confirmation. “We are of course devastated at the loss of
ARRESTED: Leon Nisbett FREDERIKSTED – A 39-year-old St. Croix man was arrested early Saturday morning on illegal gun charges after a traffic stop on the Melvin Evans Highway, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leon Nisbett of Old Castle Coakley was arrested at 5:59 a.m. Saturday and
FREDERIKSTED – For the second time in three night shots rang out at the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. This time, four people were shot. On Wednesday night, one person. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 10 p.m. Friday that gunshots had be fired at the Walter I.M.
ATLANTA – Each week during the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes “Flu View,” a weekly report of the flu’s impact. During week 47 (November 22-28, 2015), influenza activity increased slightly but remained low overall, according to the report. The following findings are included