CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin
Red Hook port area of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court today that he sold crack cocaine near a local high school. Tomolah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine, U.S.
GUILTY PLEA: Selmo Watts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court today that he broke into a U.S. Post Office and stole mail. Selmo Watts, 34, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to breaking into a Post Office, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
Feds Name Texas Fugitive Spencer Wayne Allen As Firebomber Who Destroyed Navy Recruiting Office In St. Thomas
CHARGED: Spencer Wayne Allen CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 25-year-old native of the U.S. mainland has been charged in the firebombing of federal buildings in St. Thomas that has rocked this tiny American territory. Spencer Wayne Allen, 25, of Texas was arrested on Tuesday on a criminal complaint charging him with
RECORD SEIZURE! Coast Guard Takes 4.2 Tons of Cocaine Worth An Estimated $125M … Four Guyanese Men Detained
RECORD CACHE SCORE: U.S. Coast Guard officials seized 4.2 tons of cocaine off the coast of Suriname. The coke has a street value of $125 million and was brought back to Puerto Rico and turned over to the DEA. SAN JUAN — Authorities have made the largest maritime seizure of
EXCLUSIVE! NO PAYLESS PAYDAYS FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS! … FOR NOW: Feds Agree To Fork Over $18M For Retro Rum Carry Over Taxes
INTERIOR’S NIKOLAO PULA WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved an adjustment payment of $18,173,711 million to the Virgin Islands government for fiscal year 2016 rum excise tax actuals, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The amount has been certified by the
By NICK BROWN SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico attempts to sort out its tangled financial web, retirees may face bigger cuts than those in past U.S. municipal insolvencies, due in part to an unconventional debt structure that pits pensioners against the very lenders
The Virgin Islands Free Press spiked a Letter to the Editor by Ezril Dusky in the Sunday edition of the V.I. Freep because as an online newspaper, we do not wish to appear to be taking a stand against transgender teachers teaching in territorial public schools. The V.I. Free Press
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
‘Bling Bling’ Baggage Handler Ray Harris Jr. Faces 20 Years In Prison For Admitting To Smuggling Cocaine At Henry Rohlsen Airport
BLING BLING BAGGAGE HANDLER: Ray Harris, Jr. is stylin’ with Internet t-shirt, gold chains and gold rings prior to his arrest by federal authorities on cocaine smuggling charges. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler