St. Thomas News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a St. Thomas man to four years in prison for his role in a jewelry store robbery in 2013. Robert Brown, 28, was given that sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Thursday for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, U.S.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in the U.S. Virgin Islands of the June 15 deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 5-7, 2017. PNPs located on St. Croix, St. John and St.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members
ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has authorized the United States Virgin Islands Fire and Police departments to assist the Government of the British Virgin Islands with extinguishing a massive landfill blaze that erupted Wednesday night. Potter said his action is in response to a request from the Premier of the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said Water Bay beach on St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that it is working to minimize the effects of the decomposing sargassum seaweed that has been impacting the Red Hook area on St. Thomas. The excessive amount of decaying sargassum seaweed has caused the depletion of oxygen
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2018. The chosen theme for 2018 is “Hyper-connected museums: New approaches, new public,” according to DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry. According to the International Council of Museums, the objective of International
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said it will be launching its new website tomorrow. “The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality,” VITEMA said. “VITEMA’s newly redesigned website will provide its users quick and easy access
HUNGRY MANATEE — One of the St. Croix manatees as it appears on a flyer issued Wednesday by Friends of the St. Croix National Parks depicting an emaciated manatee. (Photo Courtesy of Friends of the St. Croix National Parks.) CHRISTIANSTED — National Park Service (NPS) officials are asking boaters and snorkelers
SENTENCED TODAY TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON: SHAKIEME “LIL SHAK” FREEMAN OF ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison after being caught with an illegal handgun during a special police operation, authorities said. Following a one-day trial in February, a