Posts In Category

Puerto Rico News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSint Maarten NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

MIAMI — Not all reefs are created equal, a distinction that fish seem to recognize but until now scientists largely overlooked. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers found that if managed properly, Caribbean reefs could support from 60 to 90 percent more sharks, rays and

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsPuerto Rico NewsSports NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

USVI Capt. Joe Brugos Photo Credits: K. Grimes CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union (USVIRFU) is pleased to announce that they will host a Collegiate Seven’s Rugby Tournament, called “Rugby Paradise Smash,” on March 25th, 2017 at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsTerritorial Affairs

I’LL BE OUT IN FIVE YEARS, SUCKERS! Puerto Rico native Gamalier Rohlsen-Arizmendi has a history of drug offenses that date back to 2010, but he was sentenced to just five years in prison for bringing 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rican native with a

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

SPRINT’S CLAUDIO HIDALGO SAN JUAN — Sprint (NYSE:S) and PR Wireless, doing business as Open Mobile, today announced an agreement to combine their businesses in Puerto Rico, together with Sprint’s business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, into a new joint venture. The joint venture between two of the key players

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEducation NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

RECORD CACHE SCORE: U.S. Coast Guard officials seized 4.2 tons of cocaine off the coast of Suriname. The coke has a street value of $125 million and was brought back to Puerto Rico and turned over to the DEA. SAN JUAN — Authorities have made the largest maritime seizure of

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

By NICK BROWN SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico attempts to sort out its tangled financial web, retirees may face bigger cuts than those in past U.S. municipal insolvencies, due in part to an unconventional debt structure that pits pensioners against the very lenders

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsTourism News

DUDE, WHERE’S THE GNARLY WAVES? Who wins when surfer dudes take on big tourism and a hotel chain? AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico  — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEducation NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSint Maarten NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesPolice NewsPuerto Rico News

SAN JUAN — Three men were charged Tuesday with shipping cocaine from Puerto Rico to their home in Delaware through the U.S. Postal Service, according to city police. Officers were notified that two of the men had shipped about 130 grams of cocaine on Tuesday and went to their address in

Read More