DEAD: Marquise Benjamin FREDERIKSTED — A 20-year-old St. Croix man was shot to death Tuesday night in Estate Concordia and police admit that they need your help to find out who might have done it. On July 26, about 8:52 p.m. concerned citizens in Concordia called the 911 Emergency Call
In 1904, Crown Princess Louise of Denmark founded the West Indian Committee for Child Care and sent two deaconesses to St. Croix to help combat the high infant mortality rate on the island. CHRISTIANSTED – Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands (LSSVI) celebrates thirty years of service at Flambouyant
Joseph Gomez Elementary School CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas elementary school holding summer programs was put on lockdown and in “active shooter” status when gunmen exchanged gunfire on the campus Tuesday afternoon. Police said the shooting incident occurred on the Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School campus about 12:26
Lawyer For Texas Real Estate Firm Says It Used Tim Duncan’s Image Without Consent, But With No ‘Bad Intent’
Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — The lawyer representing a Texas real estate firm that allegedly used Tim Duncan’s image without permission in a Facebook promotion says his clients’ actions were done without “bad intent.” But Duncan’s lawyer Michael D. Bernard pooh-poohed the suggestion, saying that the act was
Eddie Lovett of Florida RIO DE JANEIRO — The Virgin Islands has another ringer to help it try to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Miami-born Eddie Lovett, who specializes in the 110-meter hurdles, will compete for the territory in Olympic track &
TAMPA BAY — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine seized from suspected smugglers and worth an estimated $5 million. The cocaine was seized during two separate incidents, in which four alleged drug smugglers also were arrested, in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Unified Resolve
CHRISTIANSTED — Curacao finished its domination of the seven-team Caribbean regional tournament Saturday with a 5-0 win over St. Thomas at Canegata Ballpark to earn a berth in the Little League World Series. The Pariba League team from Willemstad outscored its opponents 61-1 in six tournament games. It defeated St.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The journey that ended in tragedy began July 9 in Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island whose control is shared by France and the Netherlands. On board were 19 people including 15 Cubans, one Colombian, one Dominican and two residents of St. Maarten. They were headed to St.
Green-speckled scorpionfish WILLEMSTAD — A riotously colorful new species of scorpionfish has been found deep in the region near Curaçao. The fish is orange-red, with splashes of yellow and pink decorating its fins and face. Its scientific name is Scorpaenodes barrybrowni, after nature photographer Barry Brown, who works with
Marketing Director Canika John CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the Territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones. Newly appointed Director of Marketing Canika John announced the 2016-2017 Family Reunion promotion, which includes a number of booking