Category: Breaking News

National Hurricane Center Says Invest 91L Will Duck Below The Virgin Islands And Go West Into Central America

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — An extra tropical system not associated with Invest 91L was causing flash flood warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. But the area of organized showers located 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles called Invest 91L has a 90 percent chance of tropical development over the […]

BLACKLASH! Two Days Before A Storm Is Expected To Reach St. Croix, WAPA Plunges The Big Island Into Darkness For Six Hours … For No Reason At All!

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds. Officially, the quasi-government […]

MAPP: Territory’s Schools Won’t Be ‘Perfect’ When They Open In Three Weeks … But They Will Be Clean

BIG ORDER: Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (right) listen as Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum explains why the territory’s schools won’t be in “perfect order” when they open in three weeks. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory’s schools won’t be ready when they open in three weeks — but they will […]

Mapp: V.I. Children Of Low-Income Parents Are Now Eligible For Increased Medical Insurance Benefits From The Federal Government

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Children of low-income parents will be able to apply for increased medical insurance benefits from the federal government starting on Oct. 1. The V.I. Department of Education will play a key role in helping the local government to identify children who will be eligible for federally subsidized healthcare coverage under […]

Dominica Native Kenneth James Makes His Initial Appearance In Federal Court On Charges He Tried To Move 26 Pounds Of Cocaine In St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of Dominica was brought up on federal charges that he tried to sell at least 26 pounds of cocaine in the streets of the territory. Kenneth James, 51, of Roseau made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon after being charged in a criminal complaint […]

National Hurricane Center Says Three Tropical Waves Still Making A Beeline For The Virgin Islands

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A series of tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic Ocean may develop into the next tropical depression or tropical storm in the Virgin Islands by Friday — and Puerto Rico by Saturday. The first area being monitored has been named Invest 91L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The term “invest” is used […]

Fitch Ratings, One of Three Major Credit Rating Firms, Brings Territory Down Three Notches With The Promise It Will Sink Lower … Soon

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — Seeing few options for improvment to the territory’s finances,  Fitch Ratings took its credit rating on the Virgin Islands down all the way to triple-C from B. That’s a steep three-notch downgrade, bringing it to a level that indicates significant risk of default. Also, Fitch is maintaining a negative outlook. The problem […]

Mapp: Reports of Rapes At St. Croix’s National Guard Armory Are ‘Disturbing’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Accompanied by local and federal officers of the United States Army National Guard, Gov. Kenneth Mapp disclosed findings in what he termed a “disturbing” report of a history of sexual assault, harassment and other inappropriate activity within the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING). The Governor said he was briefed a year ago […]

St. Croix Man Atnelle Livingston Harris, A Relation To Lyana Serieux And Her Family, Shot To Death Near Mutual Homes On Sunday

SHOT DEAD: Social media was abuzz after it was reported that Atnelle Livingston Harris, 24, had been shot to death near St. Croix Mutual homes on Sunday evening. Police will not say if his death is connected to the July murders of Lyana Serieux, 24, Jeremiah Serieux, 5, and Jordan Serieux, 10. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED […]

TRIPLE THREAT! National Hurricane Center Following Three Tropical Waves Headed Towards Our Region

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center said this morning that it is watching three tropical waves for possible storm development in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. The weather pattern is called Invest 91L and was given a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five […]