BOGOTA — Fifteen countries in the Americas agreed on Tuesday to ban 29 Venezuelans, including the oil-producing country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, and his close allies, from traveling within their borders as part of diplomatic efforts to push him to step down. The meeting included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, the United
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Rotary Club of St. Thomas East’s Annual Breakfast with Santa event helps the club to raise money in support programs at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, (such as the culinary program or the school’s Interact Club). The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday December
SAN JUAN — A television producer for ABC Puerto Rico drowned over the weekend, authorities said. Sara Arroyo Rodríguez, 48, was identified by police as the woman who drowned. Police said she was in the ocean with her sister in the popular tourist beach of Isla Verde on Sunday. The
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A North Carolina man drowned off the southeastern coast of St. Thomas on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Matthew Brown, 62, was identified as the man who drowned off of Buck Island, St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. About 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the Major Crime
ORLANDO — Three U.S. Virgin Islands men are in custody for a fatal shooting of a man in the downtown area of the third largest city in Florida last month. Jahkeel Daiquon O’Neil, 21; Jahkiel Shaquille “Ayee Flea Dehdan” Gumbs of St. Croix, 24; and De’Ondre “Deo” Simmonds of St.
FREDERIKSTED — Police said a St. Croix man was shot to death in Estate Campo Rico on Saturday afternoon. Kaelan Finney, 24, was found dead after emergency 911 dispatchers received a call about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday from a concerned citizen about a “shots fired” and a “man down” in
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico police have arrested the stepdaughter of a woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting while in her car with her two biological daughters, authorities said. Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Keishla Pérez was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. William
CHRISTIANSTED — Three men were arrested after police attempted to make a routine traffic stop on the bypass but instead were led on a high-speed chase of a car that crashed into a truck. One woman in a luxury vehicle was seriously injured when her car could not stop after
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man living on the U.S. mainland was arrested with 4.8 ounces of cocaine in his luggage here, authorities said. Aubrey Meyers, of Charlotte Amalie, was charged with possession of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. The court filings allege that Meyers purchased a
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix parolee who beat and choked his girlfriend while on supervised release got an additional two years in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Jimmy Davis, 41, of Frederiksted, had his supervised release revoked and was sentenced to 24 months incarceration, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.