Posts In Category

Breaking News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsInternational News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Conservation efforts to protect an endangered Asian turtle continue in the British Virgin Islands, according to noted philanthropist Sir Richard Branson. “Two very rare baby Burmese tortoises were recently born on Necker Island,” Branson said. “A beautiful species that is critically endangered. Really proud of the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — ICF International said it will support local disaster recovery efforts by implementing a workforce development program aimed at training Virgin Islanders for opportunities in hospitality, health care, information technology and other high-demand sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported recently. The company’s work as project manager for the Skills for Today initiative is part

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsHealth NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed Thursday night that it closed the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office in St. Croix and the Knud Hansen Head Start Office in St. Thomas as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The offices will be

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix News

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man wanted on a fugitive warrant in Florida for giving a child an STD was arrested by VIDOJ agents this morning, authorities said. Jose Angel Garcia, 36, of Calquohoun, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. today and charged with being a fugitive from Justice in the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational News

BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEducation NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that the Territory’s public schools use virtual learning when they reopen on August 9 out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students, teachers and Department of Education personnel while the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues its rampant spread

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

Some of the terms and acronyms people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing. We are here to help you understand all you need to know. We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

KINGSHILL — The 911 Emergency Call Centers in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts was experiencing service interruptions on Wednesday. Residents unable to reach 911 are asked to please contact the VIPD directly at the following numbers:   St. Thomas: (340) 774-2211, St. Croix: (340) 778-2211, and St.

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating an armed robbery-carjacking that began when the perpetrators purposely crashed into the victims’ car on Veteran’s Drive just after midnight on Monday, authorities said. The victims reported they came to a stop at the traffic light near Vendor’s Plaza just before 12:29 a.m. Monday,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections said it first learned that an inmate at the John Bell Adult Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19 at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. The disease first presented in the inmate as mild flu-like symptoms. It was the first confirmed case of the novel

Read More