St. Thomas News
Richard Morales-Aponte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested Sunday at the Cyril E. King Airport after U.S. Customs identified him as someone wanted on drug charges in New York, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Richard Morales-Aponte of Wellington, Fla. attempted to board a
BIR Director Marvin Pickering CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The hotel room tax will go up 2.5% next year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers will have to charge their guests a 12.5% tax effective January 1, 2016, the BIR said. The current rate is
ATF’s Carlos Canino in his office in Miami. MIAMI – Raised in an Army family that eventually settled in the Boston area, Carlos Canino considered three career choices when he graduated from college with a degree in criminology: law enforcement, military service or coaching. But after working as an assistant
Violent offenders will be released early under new federal sentencing guidelines. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two drug felons are expected to be released to the territory around November 1 under new federal sentencing guidelines, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The early release will affect 6,000 drug felons nationwide, with 1,869
An Ulla Muller student gets up on stage and sings. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Principal Symra Dee Brown thought she had a way of exposing students to some of the biggest names in the St. Thomas music scene while at the same time raising money to purchase uniforms for the Ulla
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men and one woman were shot at near a nightclub in downtown St. Thomas early this morning – the woman died immediately at the scene from gunshot wounds she received and one of the two men was injured during the shooting, but survived, according to the
Elizabeth Anne Holmes, founder of Theranos CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc won’t open any new Theranos Inc. blood-testing centers until the startup company resolves questions about its technology, according to a Walgreens official. On Thursday, a team from the drugstore chain met with senior Theranos executives, including founder
The Palms in La Grande Princesse CHRISTIANSTED – Beaches near two of St. Croix’s most popular hotels – The Palms Hotel in La Grande Princesse and the Buccaneer Hotel in Shoys – are not considered safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
Bradley Highbarger CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 42-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested Thursday afternoon for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Bradley Highbarger of Frenchman’s Bay Estate was arrested at 1:37 p.m. on a warrant issued by the Superior Court, the VIPD said.
Tashimo Scatliffe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 33-year-old St. Thomas man who pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession charges in federal court on Monday was arrested two days later for trying to hide his criminal history from a potential employer, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Tashimo Scatliffe of