Category: At VIFreep

Woman Who Stole 3 Checks And Cashed 2 of Them Arrested

CRUZ BAY —  A St. John woman who allegedly stole three checks and cashed two of them for $2,000 was charged with multiple crimes, authorities said. Daliqua Moses, 24, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and forgery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On Wednesday, August 15, 2022, the […]

Man Tagged For DUI Works As A ‘Health Coordinator’ For FEMA

FREDERIKSTED — The man arrested in connection to a DUI incident this weekend works as a “health coordinator” for FEMA, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Andre Gregory Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest told police that he is employed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in that capacity. Etienne explained to arresting officers who […]

FEMA ‘Health Coordinator’ Who Passed Out At The Wheel of His SUV Charged With DUI

FREDERIKSTED — A FEMA “health coordinator” on St. Croix faces a DUI charge after allegedly passing out behind the wheel early Friday on Grove Place Road near The Market in Estate Plessen, authorities said. Andre G. Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Friday and charged with driving under the influence of […]

Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LBGTQ+ And More

Social Security has provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. · Veterans ( – […]

Obituary Notice: Marie-Claire Braure of Petionville, Haiti

Marie-Claire Braure, also known as Choupette, was born in Petionville, Haiti, in her family home on June 8, 1936. She survived complications from her mother’s birth, but unfortunately her mother, Emma Gauthier Jeanton, did not. She was brought up by her aunt, Rene Gauthier, who later became Rene Jeanton. Ten years later, Choupette became a […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits Are Available For Children Enrolled In School Years 2021-2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has approved the Virgin Islands School Year 2021-2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Territorial Plan for School Children. As a result of the FNS approval, DHS will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligibleschool […]

St. Croix Woman Arrested In Florida On Elderly Abuse Charges

KINGSHILL —  A woman in Florida was arrested based on a Virgin Islands Superior Court warrant accusing her and a co-defendant of financial fraud and exploitation of an elderly man on St. Croix between 2018 & 2019, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.Lissette Algarin-Felix, 52, waived an extradition hearing held in Florida and will […]

Man Who Strangled His Girlfriend 2 Weeks Ago Arrested Today

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend at Lorraine Village two weeks ago was arrested by police late this morning, authorities said. Eliezer Martinez, 26, of Grove Place, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Mr. Martinez was arrested for strangling and […]

Repeat Offender Wanted By VIPD For Burglary In St. John

CRUZ BAY —  Police need your help to find a man wanted for a burglary in St. John. Jamari Gumbs, 18, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Gumbs is a black male with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. […]

Help Police Find Mwanga Audain Wanted For Reckless Endangerment

FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for reckless endangerment. Mwanga “Wanga” Audain, 40, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Audain is a black male with hazel eyes, black hair, a brown complexion and a medium build. He stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about […]