Category: Community Affairs

Tributes Pour In For WAPA Lineman Jason Julius Who Accidentally Electrocuted Himself To Death in Sugar Estate During Power Restoration Efforts On Tuesday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of […]

‘Miracle Babies’ Foundation Donates $170K To Neonatal Care Unit At Schneider Regional Medical Center In St. Thomas

GIVING BACK:  Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) staff members receive donation from Cleone Boston (far left)  of Miracle Babies Support Foundation. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Schneider Regional Medical Center’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) received generous gifts from the Miracle Babies Support Foundation. The foundation donated a continuous positive airway pressure machine as well […]

Soldiers From Fort Bragg Fly To St. Thomas To Give Medical Assistance Following The Devastation of Hurricane Irma

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fort Bragg soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade deployed to St. Thomas this morning to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. “From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s [really damaged], but anything I can do to help and get them back to where they need to be so they can live life […]

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 […]

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 […]

WAPA Thug Jean Greaux Rakes St. Croix For Saying That It Does Not Have Power Seven Days After Tropical Storm Force Winds Gently Brushed The Island: September 20 Is ‘The Authority”s Goal For Completion

MAJOR PROBLEM: The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s primitive way of producing electricity is polluting the islands and ruining American Paradise for natives and visitors alike. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) spokesman, Jean Greaux, who has threatened members of the national press who vowed to print […]

‘DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE ISLANDS:’ Tim Duncan And Kenny Chesney Raise Money For Hurricane Relief In The Virgin Islands

PUTTIN’ ON MY BEST WILL SMITH IMITATION: Tim Duncan poses with a basketball in St. Croix. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN ANTONIO — Retired Virgin Islands-born NBA star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the territory, decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago, and effete country-western singer Kenny Chesney says he is launching a relief foundation […]

VITEMA Offers Sandbags … Department of Health Says That It Is Prepositioning Ambulances In Advance of Hurricane Irma

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — With the territory likely to sustain at least tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said Sunday that sandbag distribution will begin territory-wide 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The agency gave a list of locations where the sandbags can be collected: St. Croix: […]

VIPD Asks For Your Help To Find Missing Cruise Ship Passenger Regina Gilliam On St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your assistance to help them find a missing cruise ship passenger. Regina Gilliam, 26, was not on board the Carnival Splendor when it left the West India Company Ltd. dock at Havensight about 8:19 p.m. on Thursday. Gilliam, who stands about 5’4″ tall and weighs about […]