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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS [ad name=”HTML-68″] The Virgin Islands public has been informed that there were recent arrests of three individuals on corruption charges involving the alleged misuse of over $2 million in federal funds associated with the REAL ID program. The individuals arrested,

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ST. JOHN’S PRISTINE BEAUTY: No longer on the list of UNESCO biosphere reserves thanks to the Trump Administration in Washington. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — The United States government has quietly withdrawn St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program, the Virgin Islands Free

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MIAMI — A tropical storm warning has been issued for a trio of islands in the Caribbean Sea as a “disturbance” continues to develop off the northeast coast of South America, the National Hurricane Center announced Sunday afternoon. The system is expected to intensify into a tropical storm today as it

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all others in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified

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COKI POINT BEACH: This popular beach in St. Thomas has failed water quality testing two weeks in a row. Overall, five of the seven beaches that failed in Rock City last week also did not meet established water quality standards this week. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ten beaches in the

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SAN JUAN — The tropics may get a little more interesting by the end of the week. Computer forecast models for days have been suggesting a system could form in the western part of the region and now the National Hurricane Center is highlighting that possibility as well. The hurricane

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DAMAGED FOR LIFE: Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. According to a report released Thursday on the impact of Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, about 1 in 20

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SMILING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK: Accused thief Aesha Rivers says on social media that she is retired from the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and is currently working as the “Emergency Planning Coordinator” for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA). [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A former

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said people should beware of an automated IRS telephone scam that has targeted the St. Thomas community. Police said that the scammer is using IRS automated recordings that sound “very authentic.” The recording will say that there is a

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MOMENTS MADE FOR HAND SANITIZERS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp gives U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin a hearty handshake just before he asks him if his signature can appear on U.S. dollar bills alongside Mnuchin’s own. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin earlier

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