Dr. Arthur Dunk GEORGE TOWN — There are only 400 registered bone marrow donors throughout the whole Caribbean region, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Caribbean Bone Marrow Registry has launched a donor drive with the goal of reaching at least 1,000 donors by the end of
World-Naive Mapp Hands Cheap Chinese-Made Gift Bags Back To The Chinese And Expects It Will Convince Them To Visit The V.I.
Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands sued Takata Corporation and Honda Motor Company late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to
HAVANA — Cuba and the United States will meet next week for a third round of talks on improving relations, the Castro regime said on Thursday, adding that the two former Cold War foes were not yet negotiating their multibillion-dollar claims against one another. A bilateral commission will meet next
FORT LAUDERDALE — Three passengers and four flight attendants had been taken to the hospital with head injuries after an Allegiant Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic experienced severe turbulence, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the FAA, Allegiant 7001, an Airbus A319 aircraft, diverted to Fort
PORT OF SPAIN — There may be trouble brewing in Paradise. The extremist group known as Islamic State has apparently begun looking beyond the Middle East and Europe to recruit new members. As European and online security efforts against the group have been bolstered, the radical terrorist group has now
HAVANA — A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He
MIAMI — The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized over $10 million worth of cocaine and marijuana within one week. The Dependable, a 210-foot patrol boat that conducts maritime safety and security, was used to conduct three international and inter-agency narcotics operations over the span of a week.
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is studying ways to help Caribbean and Latin American countries in their fight against drug trafficking and organized crime by increasing training flights in the region, the service’s senior civilian official said recently. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who recently returned
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local and federal authorities moved swiftly on Thursday to address reports spreading throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands about a possible terrorist threat in the U.S. or British Virgin Islands, said V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director Mona Barnes. U.S. Coast Guard officials reported to VITEMA that