St. Thomas News
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advised solid waste haulers Friday that the section of the scrap metal yard that collects and stores scrap metal to include vehicles will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. Vehicles will only be accepted at the Scrap Metal
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said a Sapphire Beach Resort security guard attacked a taxi driver with a metal pipe on St. Thomas Wednesday night. Wilfred Brewer, Jr., 42, of Estate Wintberg was arrested about 11:50 a.m. Thursday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Mariel C.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two masked armed robbers made off with at least $2,000 in cash and smart phones at the McDonald’s restaurant in the Tutu Park Mall just before midnight. Patrol officers and detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau and crime scene technicians responded immediately to the 911 Emergency Call
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeard’s beach and Vessup Bay on St. Thomas have
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said today that the week of March 10 to 16 is “Tsunami Preparedness Week.” This is VITEMA’s opportunity continue to promote tsunami preparedness in the territory, it said. “Always keep in mind that tsunami preparedness is an ongoing effort,” VITEMA
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Nine new members of Women Striving For Success Inc. were inducted at its Induction Ceremony at the Winner’s Circle in Port of Sale Mall on Wednesday. Among the new members were: Trisha Harris, Sylvie Sylvester-Warrelle, Wendy Bailey, Mary Joe Williams, Ola Lombardi, Sharon Walker, Jennifer Nugent Hill,
Dominican Republic Man Who Sneaked Back In To Territory Nine Months After Deportation Gets 1.5 Years
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who returned to the territory nine months after he was deported from the United States — gets to stay another 1.5 years here — in prison United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican
Florida Woman Who Stole Funds From National Park Service In St. John Gets Less Than Two Years In Prison
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida businesswoman was given 1.83 years in prison today for stealing National Park Service funds. Adrian L. Foster, 50, of Miami, was sentenced today as a result of her conviction for making a false statement to a federal agency, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
Two Dominicans Face 10 Years In Prison After Guilty Pleas To Trafficking 2,204 Pounds of Cocaine Here
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two of three Dominican Republic nationals admitted in federal court to their roles in bringing 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, each of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Delta Air Lines plans to add a second daily flight between Atlanta and St. Thomas this summer. American Airlines is “seriously considering” restoring its third daily Miami-St. Thomas flight, as well as expressing interest in a new route from Dallas. United Airlines will serve the Houston-St. Thomas