St. Croix News
CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the
CHRISTIANSTED — Eighty-seven Department of Health (DOH) staff and community stakeholders recently participated in two separate two-day Suicide Prevention training seminars. The first session was conducted on St. Croix with 57 participants and the second session was completed on St. Thomas with 30 participants. “The single most important reason why
CHRISTIANSTED — A fifth woman has admitted to her role in a scheme to file false tax returns, costing Virgin Islanders hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tax refunds, authorities said. Thema Liverpool, 31, of St. Croix, pled guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney
CHRISTIANSTED — The Friends of the National Park Service will be holding a discussion called: “Getting To Know Buck Island’s Sharks” this week. The group said that the informative talk takes place on Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Guinea Company Warehouse on Company Street in Christiansted. (Click for Map). Grace
CHRISTIANSTED — Serial offender Dequan J.J. Forde is appealing his eight-month federal prison sentence for marijuana possession to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Forde, 22, of St. Croix was sentenced on Wednesday to less that one year in prison for marijuana possession with intent to distribute.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix teenager got a welcome home celebration worthy of any hero. But Lowell Thomas, 13, isn’t just any young person on the Big Island. He struggles with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and survived a heart transplant in 2017. Thomas recently returned from a week-long Disney cruise to
WASHINGTON — A former Virgin Islands National Guard member was appointed a new civilian aide to the secretary of the U.S. Army this week. During a ceremony at the Pentagon on November 13, Beresford Edwards was given that distinction by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to represent the territory.
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is facing a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to having thousands of images and videos that included depictions of babies subjected to violent sexual acts. Collin Gomes, 26, of Mars Hill, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography,
LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General