CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is deeply saddened to announce confirmation of the territory’s first confirmed COVID-19 death and two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease on St. Thomas. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to forty-two —twelve on Croix, twenty-eight on St. Thomas,
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who worked as an armed security guard for a slot-machine-only casino hotel is charged with trying to illegally take his elderly parents’ home by forgery, authorities said. John Challenger, 35, of Estate Cane Carlton was arrested at 8:32 a.m. Friday on a Superior Court
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Alert police officers doing a routine St. Thomas building inspection stopped a nearby motorist and allegedly discovered illegal drugs on him, authorities said. Acio Richards, 28 of Mahogany Estate and Annas Retreat was arrested at 9:33 p.m. Saturday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating allegations of an attempted rape near the Estate Bovoni Apartments about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The female victim reported that while in a vehicle with a male friend, she declined his sexual advances,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
SAN JUAN — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases. Health Secretary Lorenzo González said Saturday that officials discovered a cache of urgently needed personal protective equipment at a hospital in
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico on Tuesday closed its fourth police station in a week, raising concerns about the ability of it to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19. More than 100