St. Thomas News
MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hannah Davis has officially selected a wedding dress designer for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Derek Jeter. The 25-year-old bride-to-be decided she’ll be walking down the aisle in a creation from Vera Wang. ‘I don’t know if I’ll give too many details before the actual day, but
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has opened up a study of the territory’s coral reefs to the students of one Florida college, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) program said it is partnering with the USGS to provide
CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that seven beaches in the territory are not safe to swim or fish in. Three of the beaches to avoid are in St. Croix and two each are around St. Thomas and St. John, according to DPNR. On St.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for the second time in eight months on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said that Leonaldo Greene of Vester Gade was arrested for violating a restraining order enforced against him by his sister, Police said that Greene
As reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed two additional cases of Zika on St. Croix, bringing the total to four cases. “This is not unexpected,” the V.I. Health Department said in a prepared statement. “The Department of Health is sending new samples for
FREDERIKISTED — On St. Croix, at approximately 9:57 pm on January 21, 2016, police responded to a discharging of shots in Frederiksted Campo Rico turf area. Upon arrival, police observed an unresponsive black male slumped over in a chair with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was later identified
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – On Friday, February 19, 2016, Kyle Michael Brumett, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession with intent to distribute four kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on November 24, 2015, Brumett and
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Thursday, February 18, 2016 at roughly 8:11pm, the 911 Emergency call center received a report of an assault victim in the vicinity of Savan. Upon arrival to the scene, officer’s found an unresponsive male victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, lying motionless on the ground in Savan.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:43am, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen of a body having been discovered in the waters of the lagoon located in Nadir. Officers responding to the scene confirmed the report as they located the body of