Category: Breaking News

Police Investigating After 2 People Shot Near Titan Gas Station

CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Police are investigating after two people were shot near a gas station in La Grande Princesse tonight. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers after a report came in of discharging of shots on Northside Road near Titan service station at 9:10 p.m. today, according to the VIPD. EMS and VIPD […]

Help Police Find St. Croix Woman Wanted For Waterfront Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to locate a woman wanted for an assault on the St. Thomas waterfront about two months ago. Lydiancye Rivera, 19, of Estate is wanted in connection to a third-degree assault incident that occurred in the area of Veterans Drive on May 1. Rivera is an Hispanic female who […]

NHC Continues To Monitor 3 Tropical Waves, No Threats Expected Now

SAN JUAN — During hurricane season, the words every Virgin Islander loves to hear are: “Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five days.” The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor three tropical waves in the Atlantic basin: two in the Caribbean and one in the Atlantic, according to the latest advisory. Here’s the latest update […]

Bryan Presents Checks For $10 Million To 2 Hospitals Monday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has approved $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to give Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas and Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. The $10 million for each, hospital is to support staff recruitment and retention efforts and to upgrade their IT systems to more […]

Marine Conservation Effort Aids Key Fish Species, Study Finds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found. Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure, which led managers to implement progressively […]

‘Operation Gridlock’ Stops 4 Males With Guns At Bar On Crown Bay Dock

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four males dressed all in black and carrying firearms on the Crown Bay Dock in the wee hours Sunday got the attention of “Operation Gridlock.” K’Mahn Kishawn Hughes, 18, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Sunday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call […]

California Woman Charged With Smuggling Marijuana Into St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California woman has been charged with trying to smuggle 45 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport this weekend. Joeva Elizabeth Williams of Sacramento, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller today following her arrest on Saturday, July 23, 2022, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Delia […]

34 Graduate From VIPCA Youth Training Marine Programs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VIPCA graduated 12 students age 18-29 years from the five-week VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June. VIPCA also graduated 22 students age 13-17 years from the two-week Junior Sailing Summer Camp at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. It was VIPCA’s aim since its beginning to boost employment with […]

Man Accused of Rape On Mosquito Point Road Near WAPA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of a kidnapping and rape near the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority surrendered to police without incident today, authorities said. Carl M. Fleming Jr., 29, was arrested at 8:30 a.m., and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, kidnapping and third-degree robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Impaired Driver Pinballs Head-On Into Oncoming Traffic

FREDERIKSTED — An impaired driver told police he was rear-ended by the car behind him knocking him into a head-on crash with oncoming traffic late last night. Scott R. Spaulding of St. Croix was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 […]