CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. officials are seeking to limit the number of parrotfish caught in federal waters off St. Croix to help protect the brightly colored species, as well as fragile Caribbean coral reefs. The National Marine Fisheries Service began collecting public comments on its proposal this week before issuing a decision.
MID-ISLAND, St. Croix – A 23-year-old man was shot repeatedly this afternoon near Candido Guadalupe Terrace but survived the attack, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they responded to an emergency call of a shooting near the shanty at Candido Guadalupe Terrace after 3:05 p.m. today and
J’wa “Balla” Charlery ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – The U.S. Marshals Service said the Richmond hotel murder suspect added to the agency’s “15 Most Wanted Fugitives” list on July 2 was captured Thursday standing near a tent in a remote part of the British Virgin Islands. Richmond police charged 19-year-old
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 21, 2012, the V.I. Department of Health documented the first case and death from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the territory. PAM, a rare and almost universally fatal condition, results when Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic amoeba found in warm freshwater, enters the nose and
Rakeem Christmas on draft day 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers made a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday to send a 2019 second round pick in exchange for St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas. Christmas, a 6-9 forward, played four seasons at Syracuse and averaged 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded a $7.5 million cocaine shipment to federal law enforcement special agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The crew aboard the cutter Dauntless seized the 275-pound shipment after they intercepted a go-fast boat July 17 in the Caribbean Sea about 80 nautical
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard seized 1.4 tons of cocaine and arrested five Honduran men aboard a boat intercepted 34 miles northwest of Aruba, the office of the U.S. attorney in San Juan said this week. The joint operation with the Justice Department’s Caribbean Corridor Task Force took
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey killer who was 16 years old when he gunned down a St. Thomas man in 2012 was sentenced to a decade in prison for aggravated manslaughter today. “At 16 years of age you gunned down a man for no reason whatsoever,” Hudson County Superior Court Judge
ST. CROIX – An 18-year-old Christiansted town man was arrested on an illegal gun possession charge after a routine traffic stop yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Duval Briscoe of Queen Street was arrested at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unauthorized firearm, the VIPD said.
CHRISTIANSTED – A 30-year-old Estate Work and Rest man turned himself in to police yesterday after learning that an arrest warrant had been issued for him, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Adam Mason surrendered to police at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after a search and arrest warrant was issued