Category: Breaking News

Panama Teachers End Long Strike That Set Off Wider Protests

PANAMA CITY — Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom today after a month-long strike supported by a number of other sectors that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic over the high cost of living and government corruption. The teacher walkout started what became the largest social protest that Panama had seen in […]

USVI Cannabis Group To Offer Cannabis Career Training, Scholarships

The USVI Cannabis Association says it will partner with Educapital Foundation to offer $1 Million in scholarships for Cannabis Career Training. A $1 Million Scholarship fund will provide scholarships for 1,000 students to receive training in the adult-use Cannabis industry. Each Scholarship award winner will receive $1,000 towards their education. In addition, 50 graduates will […]

Bryan Details Plans To Move Health Care Forward In The USVI

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Governor Albert Bryan highlighted a number of major announcements that are part of the government’s  “Healthier Horizons” initiative to significantly improve health care for Virgin Islanders through a number of efforts to improve patient access, how health care is delivered, and technological innovations. “Last week was very illustrative […]

Help Police Find Missing Minor J’Shante Nisbett on St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help on St. Thomas to find a minor who has been missing since Sunday. J’Shante Nisbett, 16, was last seen on St. Thomas at about 8:30 p.m. at her residence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said on Twitter. Nisbett is a black female with brown eyes, black hair, a […]

Hundreds Turn Out For Dialysis Clinic at the Sunny Isle Annex

CHRISTIANSTED — About 240 people attended a dialysis clinic construction progress event put on by the Virgin Islands Healthcare Foundation this weekend. The clinic was held at the foundation’s location in the Sunny Isle Annex on Sunday, Attendees included Governor Albert Bryan Jr, 34th Legislature Vice President Novelle Francis Jr, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, Department […]

VIPD Searches For Red Pickup Truck That Hit Cop Directing Traffic

FREDERIKSTED — A motorist speeding through an active accident zone hit a police officer directing traffic and sent him 85 feet in the air before landing in some nearby bushes. Traffic Investigation Bureau Officers were dispatched at 11:19 p.m. Saturday to investigate a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian (police officer) that occurred on Queen Mary […]

Help Police Find Vernon Sackey Jr. Wanted For Burglary

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are asking for your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for burglary. Vernon Sackey Jr., 23, is being sought by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Sackey is a black man with a medium-sized Afro and a dark complexion. He stands 5-feet, 6-inches tall and […]

Man Who Backhanded Woman To The Face Surrenders To Police

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted on a domestic violence charge surrendered to police without incident this weekend. Tremoii Mills. 22, was arrested at 9:58 a.m. Saturday and charged with simple assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Mills admitted to striking a former acquaintance with an open back hand once to the […]

Photo of Harvey Project Shooting Victim Regaldo Cepeda

KINGSHILL — Police on St. Croix have elevated the probe of a shooting at Harvey Project two weeks ago to homicide after the 30-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries. Virgin Islands Police spokesman Glen Dratte, in a released statement tonight, identified the victim as Regaldo Cepeda. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:01 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call […]

Help Police Find 83-Year-Old Man Suffering From Alzheimer’s

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are asking for your help to find an 83-year-old St. Croix man suffering from dementia. Rawleigh A. Forbes was reported missing at about 4:45 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Forbes’ wife said that her husband was last seen at their residence in Golden Rock 1E Community, just above McDonald’s […]