Category: Breaking News

Help Police Find 2 Missing Twin Brothers Last Seen In Princesse

CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help to find two St. Croix twin minors who have been missing since early this morning. William and Joseph Justin, each 13, were last seen today at 2:30 a.m. at their home at #102 A La Grande Princesse, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The Justin Brothers are black males […]

Juan F. Luis Hospital CEO Touts Improvements To Lab and Radiology Depts

CHRISTIANSTED — Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s (JFL) CEO Douglas Koch, has released a statement to formally share the recent accomplishments of the Laboratory and Radiology departments. JFL continues to strive for improvement of the services and the care that they provide to their patients.  The Laboratory Department went through a successful re-accreditation […]

Social Security Accelerates Decisions For People With Severe Disabilities

Agency Expands Compassionate Allowances List Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced Monday 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts, NUT Carcinoma, Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, […]

UVI Gets $1M NSF Award to Support Marine Science Studies

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support UVI students who wish to pursue a master’s in Marine and Environmental Science in the territory. The award will also be used to secure workforce positions in marine and environmental science in the […]

 Bryan Pushes Health and Wellness Program To Plumpy Electorate

CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced a second program – “Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” – that is part of his Our Best Life Health and Wellness initiative to improve the health of Virgin Islanders. “Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” comes on the heels of “Walk Out Wednesdays,” which enters its […]

Help Police Find Merika Scafe Missing For 7 Days On St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department needs the help of the community to locate a missing minor who has been missing on St. Croix for seven days. Merika Scafe, 17, was last seen on August 8, 2022, at around 9:00 p.m., at her home at #1082 Williams Delight, Frederiksted, according to the VIPD. Scafe […]

Voodoo Priest and Ranger American Security Guard Guilty In Murder of STT Restaurant Owner

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite conflicting accounts of what transpired — and a missing knife — a voodoo priest and his Ranger American security guard lover have been found guilty in a cold case homicide 17 years old. A Virgin Islands Superior Court jury found Jacques Cajuste and Viviane Stuart guilty of murder after a stabbing […]

St. Thomas Hospital Announces New Service: Pediatric Cardiology

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced that Dr. Robert Vogt – Lowell, Pediatric Cardiologist, has joined its staff.Dr. Robert Vogt – Lowell is a Board-Certified Pediatric Cardiologist, according to the SRMC. He completed his training in Pediatric Cardiology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in New York and has a […]

Man Who Pointed Gun At Diamond Attendant Arrested On Warrant

CHRISTIANSTED — A man who allegedly pointed a gun at an Estate Diamond attendant is now in official custody, authorities said. Roy John-Baptiste, 35, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm and aiming a firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “On April 16, 2021, Mr. John-Baptiste […]

Man Awaiting Murder Trial Tried To Kill Cat And Strangled Girlfriend: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man awaiting trial for murder allegedly tried to kill a cat and strangled an ex-girlfriend on St. Thomas, authorities said. Calijah Brewley, 22, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, animal abuse, disturbance of the peace and simple assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  No bail […]