Hurricane Irma Already Beginning To Take A Toll On The Territory Financially … With Two Planned Cruise Ships Visits Canceled
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is still two days away from the territory, but it is already making its presence known financially. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Allure of the Seas and the Celebrity Equinox have each canceled their scheduled visits to St. Thomas this week. Virgin Islands Port Authority
Limetree Bay Facility’s Freepoint Commodities Inks New Oil Bunkering Agreement With Greece’s Aegean Marine
FILLING UP: Aegean Marine trucks fill up with fuel at a docking facility. CHRISTIANSTED — A Greek-headquartered group has inked an agreement with Freepoint Commodities subsidiary Caribbean Bunkers to cooperate on bunkee sales focused around the facility at Limetree Bay. Under terms of the agreement, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your assistance to help them find a missing cruise ship passenger. Regina Gilliam, 26, was not on board the Carnival Splendor when it left the West India Company Ltd. dock at Havensight about 8:19 p.m. on Thursday. Gilliam, who stands about 5’4″ tall
Puerto Rico Considers Closing Mayaguez Zoo After Puma Dies, Mulls Transferring Remaining Animals Because of Financial Crisis
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the
Puerto Rico Control Board Sues Gov. Ricardo Rossello For Not Imposing Mandatory Government Employee Layoffs
SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-ridden finances sued the island’s governor on Monday for refusing to impose furloughs and take other measures it says are needed to save money. The lawsuit further raises tensions between Gov. Ricardo Rossello and the board, which is demanding public employee
American Express Agrees To $96 Million Settlement For Allegedly Discriminating Against Credit Card Customers In The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Express Co. is resolving a government watchdog’s discrimination review by agreeing to pay at least $96 million to customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who were charged higher fees and interest rates than cardholders in the rest of the country. The New York-based lender must also develop
Someone On St. Croix, St. Thomas Or St. John Won $2 Million In The Powerball Drawing Last Night … It Could Be You!
CHRISTIANSTED — One lucky Virgin Islander matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball drawing in Florida last night. Not only that, but one person in the territory spent one dollar extra for the Powerplay option on the ticket, meaning that the $1 million they won was doubled to
Mapp Tells Government Retirees That He Will Have To Drastically Slash Their Health Care Benefits If His Government Is To Survive Budget Shortfalls
SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp tells radio DJ Addie Ottley that he will have to drastically cut health care benefits to retirees in order to keep his government out of bankruptcy. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In an effort to reduce much of the government’s cost of health insurance benefits, Gov.
America’s Biggest Unions File Suit Against Puerto Rico Government Over ‘Illegally Convened’ PROMESA Bankruptcy Board
PROMESA BOARD: Is being sued by some of the biggest unions in America. SAN JUAN — American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court an adversary complaint against the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
VIPD: Armed Masked Man Tries To Rob Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort But Is Foiled By Employee Who Fought Him Off
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT CARAMBOLA BEACH RESORT ON ST. CROIX FREDERIKSTED — Police said that an attempted robbery at the Renaissance Carambola St. Croix Beach Resort was foiled Thursday when a male employee confronted the masked, possibly armed attacker. The incident occurred about 11:41 a.m. when police were sent to the