Category: Crime News

House Member Frank Pallone Holds Round Table Discussions About His Visits To The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J. 6th District) met with local advocates and leaders Monday in the city to discuss his Energy and Commerce Committee Delegation weekend trip to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pallone also sought input and suggestions from the advocates on the ongoing post-Hurricane Maria recovery. During the trip, Pallone […]

Mapp Asks WAPA Why Is It Taking So Long To Restore Electricity To St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John

HAPPY TIMES: The owner of Hook, Line and Sinker gets electricity back on St. Thomas. FREDERIKSTED — Power restoration is “expected to spike” over the next two weeks as many significant neighborhoods are nearly ready to be energized, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Friday following a briefing on power restoration and debris removal. Mapp said that he requested […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Wants You To Be On The Lookout For Disaster Fraud in The Virgin Islands In The Wake Of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett is urging Virgin Islands’ residents to be aware of, and report suspected fraudulent activity related to hurricane relief operations and federal funding for hurricane victims. In the wake of the destruction wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, millions of dollars in federal aid and loans have […]

Aspiring Model Who Wanted To Direct Movies Is Stabbed To Death And Left By The Side of The Road in Jamaica

[ad name=”HTML-68″] KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around 9:15 a.m. and called the […]

Coalition of Representatives and Senators In Congress Willing To Help The Virgin Islands and Puerto Is Growing

[ad name=”HTML-68″] ORLANDO — Florida Rep. Darren Soto, with other Congressional Democrats, is pushing for legislation that would hopefully, and finally, give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the help they need. On Tuesday, more than two months after Hurricane Maria and Irma’s eyes passed over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Soto and Reps. […]

Today Is The Last Day of The Atlantic Hurricane Season … It’s Finally Over And We Have Hopes Of Recovery Going Into 2018

CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may not be paid by the […]

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Offer A ‘Marshall Plan’ for the Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico To Speed Up The Extremely Slow Electrical Recoveries In The Territories

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren unveiled a massive $146 billion “Marshall plan” for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with several other senators on Tuesday. The plan includes immediate relief for the islands’ cash-strapped governments, billions more for economic development and renewable energy and Medicaid and Medicare parity, a key […]

BEHIND THE 8 BALL ON HER OWN ISSUE! Plaskett Not Among List Of Sponsors On Proposed ‘Revenge Porn’ Crime Bill In The House

WASHINGTON — V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett is not among the House members of Congress who sponsored legislation against “revenge porn” and “sextortion” last year — despite being one of the people most closely linked to that issue on the national stage. Just days after a member of Congress had a explicit photo released on the […]

CHTA WEBINAR: Caribbean Hoteliers Can Expect Up To A 40 Percent Increase In Their Insurance Premiums Next Year

BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, made the recommendation during a Caribbean Hotel […]

Environmentalists Say They’ll Sue FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers To Stop The Burning of 400,000 Cubic Yards of Debris At Body Slob St. Croix

DEBRIS BURN: Hurricane debris from Irma is burned in Orlando, Florida this year. The amount of debris collected is equal to the amount of trash collected in 1.3 years. CRUZ BAY – The Sierra Club, Island Green Living Association and the Virgin Island Conservation Society have notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the […]