Category: Crime News

U.S. Attorney’s Office In The Virgin Islands Pays For Funding For Four Additional VIPD Officers In The Territory

FAT ‘N SHORT OR IT: The U.S. Virgin Islands also has the shortest and fattest cops per capita than any jurisdiction in the territory. Cops in the territory could not run down a heroin junkie on crack. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) will be able to hire four additional […]

Gentle Winds Property Owners Say The Lack of WAPA Power There Has Already Cost The Government About $200K In Lost Revenues … With No End In Sight!

GENTLE WINDS CONDOMINIUMS: Near St. Croix’s historic Salt River on the North Shore. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — One of the biggest single location short-term rental properties on St. Croix says that the government of the Virgin Islands is missing out hotel room taxes to the tune of about $100,000 per month. Gentle Winds Condominiums, which […]

DUE DILIGENCE: Deputy Interior Secretary Arrives On St. Croix Today To Try To Independently Verify Mapp’s Accounting of The Disasters Here … Hurricane and Otherwise

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Number Two man at the Department of Interior — the federal government agency that has oversight authority over the territories — will arrive in St. Croix this afternoon, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. David Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will be here after first visiting Puerto Rico […]

STOLEN THUNDER! Puerto Rico’s Governor Asks For Its Billions Ahead of Sleepy Mapp … Who Headed For The Bar At His Five-Star Hotel As Soon As He Got To D.C.

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s governor got the jump on the territory on Monday when asked the federal government for $94.4 billion ahead of the Virgin Islands. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a news conference that he will still formally make his request to the White House and Congress, along with a report with a […]

BAN THE BURN! Environmental Group Based In St. John Urges Residents To Sign Petition Asking The Government Not To Burn Hurricane Debris

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY – As the USVI picks up the pieces from the ravages of two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Island Green Living Association said that it “urgently pleads with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of the Legislature to resist pressure from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (CoE) and BAN the incineration of […]

Visiting Lineman on St. Croix Electrocuted When Uncaring Homeowner Leaves Generator On During Electrical Repairs To Neighborhood

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A visiting lineman from the U.S. mainland was electrocuted when electricity from an active generator back-fed into the electrical grid, according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. The lineman has been airlifted off-island for treatment. His condition is not known. In speaking to reporters Friday night, Mapp said that when a homeowner causes […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know What Water-Borne Diseases Virgin Islanders Have Been Exposed To After The Storms

  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.) [ad name=”HTML-68″] BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request information on the spread of water and vector-borne diseases in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. See the Letter Here  The Letter […]

FEMA BLUE ROOF: On Cyril E. King International Airport Tells You Everything You Need To Know About The State of Recovery in the Virgin Islands

MASHED UP: The inside of the Cyril E. King International Airport after Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 6. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two months after Hurricane Irma, there’s a FEMA blue tarp covering the roof of the Cyril E. King International Airport — and airlines say that that is just not good enough. The Board […]

PSEG Long Island: Electrical Restoration For St. Croix Will Be Complete By March 2018 … April 2018 At The Latest

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to work only six days a […]

CONTROL BOARD: Puerto Rico Needs ‘Unprecedented’ United States Help To Recover From Hurricane Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more United States help. That’s the word from Natalie Jaresko, executive director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances. Jaresko tells Congress that the U.S. commonwealth needs emergency […]