Posts In Category

National News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

WASHINGTON — Just as the 2020 Democratic and Republican presidential primaries and caucuses get ready to begin, the Republican National Committee indicated it was investigating V.I. Republican Party Chairman John Canegata in a letter sent Thursday, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Canegata, who made national news during the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix News

ORLANDO — Police detectives of the Economic Crimes Unit said they needed to travel to central Florida to personally arrest a St. Croix woman for allegedly kiting two checks totaling $10,000. Bernadette Gordon-Rivera, 36, of Estate Profit, was arrested and extradited on a warrant for drawing and delivering worthless checks,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who spent nearly 18 years on the run from the law, was returned to custody in the territory this weekend, authorities said. Reynaldo Rafael Rivera, 46, who was incarcerated on unrelated charges in Atlanta, was placed under arrest about 4:40 p.m. on Saturday

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

MIAMI — Hialeah prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for two U.S. Virgin Islands men charged in the fatal shooting of a Florida dentist. A Hialeah District Court grand jury indicted Ralph Benjamin, 39, and Hector Ledesma, 34, on first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Each man pleaded not

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico News

SAN JUAN — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn today, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. commonwealth that has been shaking for the past week. There were no immediate reports of

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

MIAMI — A dentist who was allegedly shot by a U.S. Virgin Islands man in a ambush outside of her office in Hialeah last month has died. Ralph Benjamin, 39, and Hector Ledesma, 34, now face murder charges after the dentist, Carmen Ramirez, 59, died on December 19 exactly one month

Read More
At VIFreepConsumer NewsHealth NewsNational NewsPolice NewsTechnology News

Unfortunately, car accidents are very common across the United States. Most automobile accidents are relatively minor, but many of the major car accident events are caused by human error. Due to the risk of fatality in severe vehicle accidents, it is of utmost importance for drivers to take every safety

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge in Utah has issued a landmark ruling that the Constitution grants birthright citizenship to those born in American Samoa, and the attorney for plaintiffs in that case said Friday he’s looking to file additional lawsuits in the U.S. Virgin Islands that could expand

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepBreaking NewsEntertainment NewsNational NewsSt. Thomas News

In Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on St. Thomas, says he meets many people who have no idea that the territory even exists. “When I first went to Pittsburgh for my undergrad, I would talk to people about the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEducation NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico News

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — CVS officials say they are investigating a claim by a Purdue University engineering student who said he was denied the purchase of an over-the-counter cold medicine because employees at the chain store looked at his Puerto Rican driver’s license and told him he needed a valid

Read More