Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to
WANTED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. FREDERIKSTED – Police are asking for your help to locate a 27-year-old St. Croix man who is wanted for questioning in a case of reckless endangerment near a gas station. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas Jr. has an outstanding warrant out for him dating back to an incident
Bert A. Donadelle of Atlanta CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old Georgian man pleaded guilty to drug charges after admitting to trying to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St.
Trinidad National Security Minister: ISIS Terrorism Could Be Exported To The Caribbean Region As Well
T&T National Security Minister Edmund Dillon PORT OF SPAIN — The mass shooting in Orlando which left some 49 dead, is not only a threat to the United States but the larger Caribbean as well, according to Trinidad’s national security minister. Fully 23 of the 49 people slaughtered by a terrorist at a
CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
MURDERED: Chanel Petro Nixon NEW YORK — A man being held in a St. Vincent and the Grenadines jail has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The victim, Chanel Petro Nixon, vanished on Father’s Day 2006. Her body
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney
Man Facing Trial On Assault Charges Drops Gun Slide In ‘Night Club’ In Presence of Police And Is Arrested
CHRISTIANSTED — Police on a late-night enforcement iniative arrested a St. Croix man who is already facing assault charges after he accidentally dropped his gun slide in their presence. Police were at a Christiansted nightclub about 3:23 a.m. on Saturday June 11 when they noticed a man drop an object that
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say a 34-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death and a 26-year-old woman was critically injured when the car they were driving in was fired upon near Raphune Hill early on Sunday morning. On June 12, 2016 at approximately 12:17 a.m., 911 received a call of shots fired in
Ehrin Lynch CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who became one of 15 people who completed firefighting training in March was arrested for having a gun and drugs in his vehicle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On June 12, 2016 at 1:59 a.m., police made a traffic