St. Thomas News
Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning
Buck Island National Monument CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service (NPS)is one year short of its centennial, turned 99 years old on August 25, but it didn’t wait for the round number to celebrate. The agency is inviting visitors to spend the day at one of 408 national parks,
CHRISTIANSTED – As the nation marked the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with memorials and celebrations, all along the Gulf Coast the milestone was marked with fundraisers. Time may have moved on for the majority of Americans, but in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, there is still work to be
Alvery Smith in his office CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If you want to send your money via MoneyGram, you only have three options left in the territory – and they’re all in St. Thomas. Hard on the heels of recent closures of money transfer facilities in some other Caribbean islands,
Hurricane Fred projected path MIAMI – Tropical Storm Fred strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean today. But it is starting so far north at 16.1 latitude that it is not projected to impact the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The U.S.
Hugo V. Hodge Jr. sitting as his desk at WAPA CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. said everyone in the territory should have electricity by now – so “just stop complaining.” Hodge said “good and steady progress” was made in bringing
Alvin McBean Ballpark in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman said she was grazed by a bullet as she exited her vehicle near the Alvin McBean Ballpark about midnight Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 12 a.m.
Sue Parten CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An engineer who specializes in waste management has written to the 31st Legislature asking it to address the “urgent planning and infrastructure management needs” that have been brought on by the worst drought since 1951. Sue Parten, the principal engineer of Community Environmental Services
Hugo Ogando CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hugo Ogando, 37, and Mario De Los Santos, 39, pleaded guilty this week in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on April
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Royal Caribbean hopes those looking for a job won’t let a new opportunity pass them by. The cruise company is planning to bring aboard more than 200 people by the end of the year. The salary for the full time positions range from $9.79 to $14.33 per