St. Thomas News
U.S. Attorney’s Office Staff Gets Award for Post-Hurricane Leadership and Service in Washington D.C.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was
CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Medicaid “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington D.C today, where they will continue the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man appeared before a federal magistrate to hear charges that he shipped cocaine from here through the U.S. mail disguised as cellophane candy. Kemo Riley, 42, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for preliminary and detention hearings after federal agents arrested him on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police arrested a 23-year-old St. Thomas man and charged him in a shooting that took place just after midnight Sunday. T’Quan Vanholten was located in the Smith Bay area on Tuesday and advised of his Constitutional Rights, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. He was then charged with first-degree
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are looking for a St. Thomas man wanted for questioning in a May armed robbery at the Vitraco Mall. Elijah “Yeah Danny” Edwards, 19, is wanted by the Criminal Investigations Bureau in connection with a first-degree robbery that took place at the Exquisite Barber & Bar on May 25, the
CHRISTIANSTED — June is the month that all attention is on men’s preventive health care. As part of a Congressional health education program, the month of June is celebrated throughout the United States as Men’s Health Month. The Virgin Islands Department of Health routinely joins in this celebration and wants
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden extended his heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship. Through distribution by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, the Senator awarded $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the St. Thomas/St. John District who will attend a college,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally funded innovation and research and development programs. The project and budget periods are for a
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a shooting that took place just after midnight on Coki Point Road in St. Thomas, authorities said. Emergency 911 dispatchers sent officers from the Mariel C. Newton Command to “an unknown individual laying on the public roadway in the area of Coki Point Road” about 12:25 a.m.