Category: Crime News

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 […]

St. Thomas Erupts In Violent Attacks After Mapp Ends Curfew For The Territory Prior To The Weekend

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — No word yet on whether police will investigate the brutal assault of a woman in Altona that left her badly injured over the weekend. Police claimed that they were unable to interview the woman because she was so seriously injured in the attack and reports said that they were asking […]

STUDY: Coastal Areas In The Caribbean And Latin America Particularly Vulnerable To Natural Disasters

SANTA CRUZ — The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Published November […]

U.S. Immigration Rounds Up The Usual Suspects In New Jersey and Nabs People From Anguilla, Trinidad and Dominican Republic Who Are Here Illegally

  [ad name=”HTML-68″] NEWARK — Caribbean nationals are among 36 people arrested by law enforcement authorities in New Jersey during a five-day operation as part of an ongoing “public safety efforts” campaign this week. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) service said that the operation targeted criminal immigrants who were previously incarcerated at the […]

St. Thomas and St. Croix Postal Workers Plead Guilty To Bringing 308 Pounds of Marijuana Through The U.S. Mail

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two U.S. Post Office workers admitted to shipping at least 308 pounds of marijuana through the U.S. mail in the territory. Calvin Benjamin, 50, of St. Thomas and Stephen Bernier, 53 of St. Croix have pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent […]