St. Croix News
DPNR BEACH ADVISORY: Two Beaches on St. Thomas and Two on St. Croix Are Deemed Not Safe For Swimming or Fishing
MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS: RAINBOW BEACH in Frederiksted, St. Croix has been cited several times in the last year as being a beach not suitable for swimming or fishing according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. FREDERIKSTED — Two beaches on St. Thomas and two on St. Croix failed in
‘Bling Bling’ Baggage Handler Ray Harris Jr. Faces 20 Years In Prison For Admitting To Smuggling Cocaine At Henry Rohlsen Airport
BLING BLING BAGGAGE HANDLER: Ray Harris, Jr. is stylin’ with Internet t-shirt, gold chains and gold rings prior to his arrest by federal authorities on cocaine smuggling charges. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler
Weather Phenomenon ‘Foehn Effect’ Behind Of Unusually-High Temperatures in the V.I. and P.R. in February
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
FEDERAL GRAND JURY: UVI Grad Celeste Bermudez Must Go To Trial To Explain $300K In Missing HIV-AIDS Funds
Celeste Bermudez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced.
LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE: Marie Holmes of North Carolina, a 26-year-old unemployed mother of four children shared in a $546.1 million Powerball jackpot in February of 2015. SAN JUAN — In cash-strapped Puerto Rico where the exodus of people due to worsening economic conditions has been well-documented by most of the national
ARRESTED: Kherique Lewis FREDERIKSTED — On February 9, 2017, at about 11:28a.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 call Center to a discharging of shots in the Marley Housing Homes on the West End of St. Croix. Upon arrival officers made contact with a female individual who
THREE TIMES NOT A LADY! VITEMA’s Native Crucian Serial Child Abuser Ethelbert ‘Bert’ Benjamin Strikes Again!
ARRESTED 3X BUT NOT STOPPED: Smug Child Abuser Ethelbert Benjamin Jr. CHRISTIANSTED — A former Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Operations Manager has been arrested for the third time in 14 months on child abuse charges. On February 10, 2017, at about 6:20 p.m., 57-year-old Ethelbert “Bert” Benjamin
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach on St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this afternoon that Frenchman’s Bay Beach in St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man said he was shot in the leg walking back to his apartment at the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. On February 8, 2017, the 911 Emergency Call Center got a report at 10:22 p.m. that someone had been shot at the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion,
CHTA’S Frank Comito SAN JUAN — Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. But they say they expect a slight drop this year because of the uncertainty surrounding actions that President Donald Trump might