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GRAPETREE BAY IN ST. CROIX: DPNR says the East End St. Croix beach is not safe for swimming or fishing. CHRISTIANSTED — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR)

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CHRISTIANSTED – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 15, 2017, sentenced Kalomi Kambui, 41, of St. Croix, to 18 months in prison for attempted possession of a controlled substance, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. Judge Lewis also sentenced Kambui to three years of supervised release

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains and high surf zones this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.  DPNR advises the public to use caution when using the

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    CIGNA’S Scott Evelyn BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — The Cigna Foundation today announced that $250,000 in grants are available over the next three years to non-profits in the U.S. Virgin Islands with community health workers helping those living with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Community health

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NOT BUCC-ING THE TREND: The two-star Elizabeth Armstrong-managed Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix has a beach that DPNR says could present a serious health risk to humans if used by swimmers or fishermen. CHRISTIANSTED — For the second time in less than 30 days, the Department of Planning and Natural

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JAMMED INTO THE PRISON LIKE SARDINES: In an exclusive report, the Associated Press says that malnutrition is killing many inmates in Haiti’s main prison. PORT-AU-PRINCE — “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile

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WEIRD SCIENCE: Hannah Davis is testing the limits of Derek Jeter’s Über gene pool by feeding their first-born child a diet of gummy bears and salt. NEW YORK — Her best accessory! Hannah Davis debuted her baby bump in New York City on Valentine’s Day, just one day after announcing that

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READY AND WILLING TO DIE: Trinidad and Tobago (TnT) natives are willing to risk their lives for the terrorist cause. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem

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MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS: RAINBOW BEACH in Frederiksted, St. Croix has been cited several times in the last year as being a beach not suitable for swimming or fishing according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. FREDERIKSTED — Two beaches on St. Thomas and two on St. Croix failed in

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Celeste Bermudez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced.

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