Category: Caribbean News

Residents Of Storm Devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola Feel That They Are Being Overlooked By The National and International News Media

 APOCALPYSE NOW: A woman with her two children walk past debris left by Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have seemingly been left to fend for themselves in the days following Hurricane Irma’s […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Turning Away Boat Refugees Arriving From Hurricane Irma-Ravaged British Virgin Islands

TOTAL DEVASTATION: Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma at Bitter End in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands September 8, 2017, is seen in this still image taken from social media video. [ad name=”HTML-68″] ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The U.S. government is turning away people trying to flee the hurricane-devastated British Virgin Islands for the […]

Hurricane Irma Recovery For St. Thomas and St. John Residents Sticking It Out: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes and leaving many residents desperate […]

MAPP THE JINX! While The Virgin Islands Remains Without WAPA Power, The United States Is Seething At the Territory For The Governor’s Intemperate Comments: Hurricanes Marilyn And Irma Happened On Mapp’s Watch

COMPLACENT AND PHAT: But what will Gov. Kenneth Ezra Mapp do now that his base of operations, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Thomas, was shut down by the forces of Hurricane Irma? [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Hurricane Mapp” might be worse than Hurricanes Marilyn and Irma combined … now that the erstwhile New […]

STAY VIGILANT! Hurricane Jose Forecast To Bring Tropical Storm Force Winds to Hard Hit St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola Today

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Jose is building up to unleash devastating hurricane winds later today. Here are the latest NOAA storm track updates and path maps as the storm heads for the territory and is likely to affect St. Thomas and St. John the worst with tropical storm force winds. Jose is en […]

SINT MAARTEN GOT IT WORSE! But St. Thomas Has No Electricity Only Satellite Phones Work on St. John And Footage of Hurricane Irma Over St. Croix

SINT MAARTEN GETS SMASHED BY HURRICANE IRMA: The apocalyptic pictures of the devastation. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Apocalyptic scenes of flattened buildings and ruined airports emerged from once-lush islands devastated by historic Hurricane Irma, as the deadly storm lashed vulnerable Haiti, where one government official called it a “nuclear hurricane” — even as another potent […]

Dangerous Hurricane Irma Mash’ Up St. Thomas and St. John On Wednesday, Four People Reported Dead, St. Thomas Hospital Evacuated By U.S. Navy

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma steamrolled through St. Thomas, St. John, the BVI and Puerto Rico, leaving at least 12 people dead in the region. In St. Thomas people were praying that their roofs hold up through the storm. The Roy L. Schneider Medical Center & Hospital had the windows on its two top […]

Hurricane Irma Projected To Make First Landfall In The Caribbean As A Cat 5 Storm At Barbuda, Then Sint Maarten

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is expected to strengthen into a massive Category 5 storm before it passes near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Irma was 538 miles east of St. Croix at 7 a.m. today. Hurricane force winds extend out 45 miles from its center of circulation and tropical storm force […]

WRONG KIND OF UPGRADE: Hurricane Irma Is Now A Menacing Category 4 Storm: National Hurricane Center

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A “formidable” hurricane that is heading for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico has been upgraded to a menacing Category 4 storm. Hurricane Irma, which is currently in the mid Atlantic, is expected to bring “life-threatening winds,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. The storm, which was 716 […]

CALL OUT THE NATIONAL GUARD: Too Late … They Are Already Here From Illinois To Preposition Equipment And Troops

HERE TO HELP: U.S. military relief crews load supplies aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Illinois National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — As Hurricane Irma bears down on the region, the Illinois National Guard has sent a C-130 aircraft and crew to the territory to deliver key response […]