St. Thomas News
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense admitted under questioning from Congress this week that it accidentally sent live anthrax spores to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The previous week, the Pentagon owned up that some 192 labs worldwide were affected, including all 50 states, the District of
Puma Ptah of St. Thomas ROCHESTER, New Hampshire — Between worldwide reggae fests in Italy and Jamaica, is a festival tomorrow August 1 at The Governor’s Inn, where eight reggae bands will entertain with more than 10 hours of music, accompanied by arts and craft vendors, Jamaican grill pits and
Juan “Pretty” McCullum WASHINGTON — The Hill online non-partisan political newspaper has chosen Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett’s general counsel as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the District of Columbia for 2015. Juan McCullum, 32, of Pearl, Mississippi was listed as No. 5 on the list compiled
Sea View Nursing Home in Bolongo CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially terminated the provider agreement with Sea View Nursing Home in Bolongo to participate in the Medicare program, according to the CMS public affairs office for Region II in New York.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fourth time this month, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 7:26 p.m. last night and registered 3.4 in magnitude
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The first ever same-sex couple has tied the knot in the Virgin Islands after spending over four decades together. Rick Weinstein, 68, and Tom Eggleston, 73, decided that they could not wait any longer to finally get married following the landmark Supreme Court ruling earlier this month.
St. Thomas geologist Roy Watlington CHRISTIANSTED — Local geologist Roy Watlington says a tsunami from Kick ‘em Jenny could reach St. Croix in as little as 80 minutes. A tsunami caused by the volcano erupting would be in St. John first, then St. Thomas in 90 minutes, Watlington
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When superstar comedian/actor Cedric The Entertainer took the stage recently with a big smile, it was clear to patrons attending the opening night at the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Music Festival in St. Thomas that the festival would deliver all that was advertised in the package.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced that eight arrests took place in St. Thomas between Thursday and Sunday on charges ranging from burglary and assault to DUI and weapons violations, according to spokesman Kevin Jackson. These are the arrests that the VIPD said took place: *On Thursday
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 21, 2012, the V.I. Department of Health documented the first case and death from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the territory. PAM, a rare and almost universally fatal condition, results when Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic amoeba found in warm freshwater, enters the nose and