Category: Community Affairs

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 […]

St. Kitts Woman Who Used To Live In St. Thomas Says She’s Standing Up For Her Son’s ‘Blackness’ Over School’s Dreadlocks Ban

NATTY DREAD: Malachi Wattley [ad name=”HTML-68″] TOLEDO — An Ohio parochial school’s prohibition against dreadlocks has a a former St. Thomas resident’s hair standing on end. Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio forbids students from wearing their hair in dreadlocks. But that prohibition has sparked an intense debate over whether the policy unfairly targets […]

The Man Sitting On The Beach Next To You In St. Thomas … Might Be A Cop Wanted For Murder In Louisiana

WANTED FOR MURDER OF SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY: Norris Greenhouse Jr. of Louisiana. Greenhouse is now frolicking on a beach somewhere in St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — That man sitting next to you on the beach, twirling his bare toes in the white sand, might just could be wanted for murder and attempted murder in Louisiana. Norris […]

National, Local GOP Officials Call For Equal Citizenship For American Territories, Commonwealths

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NASHVILLE — National and local GOP leaders repudiated the unequal citizenship of Americans living in the country’s territories during a meeting of the Republican National Committee this weekend in Nashville. The Republican National Committee did so with the passage of a resolution entitled “Affirming the Equal Citizenship for All Americans.” The resolution’s sponsor […]

Green Hummingbird Amazes Grieving Daughter With ‘Heaven-Sent’ Cheer After Death Of Her Mother

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — There was the hum of tiny wings, a flash of green that caught her eye – and in a blink a daughter’s grief took flight. Diana Seuell of Pasco, Wash. remembers the exact moment she spied the hummingbird hovering directly in front of her. The warm May morning was almost a […]

Jazz In The Park Returns To The Christiansted Gazebo at The NPS National Historic Site

JAZZ IN THE PARK: Sweet Peppa performs during Jazz in the Park in St. Croix. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix is sponsoring an evening of music — and the public is invited! The 37th “Jazz in the Park” concert returns to the Bandstand at the Christiansted National Historic Site on the waterfront from 5:30 to 7:30. The […]