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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded approximately 250 kilograms cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Saturday, following Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s interdiction of a go-fast smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea. The apprehended smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals,

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FREDERIKSTED — Police arrested a second person in connection with the March 2 shooting death of a National Guard mechanic ambush-style in his own Carlton home, authorities said. Sharif Matthew, 23, of Betsy’s Jewel, was arrested at 1:49 p.m. Friday and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — All in-person Kindergarten classes at the Joseph Gomez Elementary School will be dismissed at 11 a.m. today, due to an electrical service interruption affecting classrooms, the Virgin Islands Department of Education said. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the school campus, according to the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricane Sam only has a “three percent chance” of striking St. Thomas or St. John with tropical storm force winds late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, VITEMA director Daryl Jaschen said this afternoon. Speaking at the Government House press briefing, Jaschen said the territory should still remain

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MIAMI — Hurricane Sam explosively strengthened on Saturday and became the season’s fourth major hurricane. Sam’s winds jumped to 140 mph on Saturday afternoon, making it a Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center said Sam could get even stronger before weakening some. Sam is far from land in the

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MIAMI — HURRICANE Sam has strengthened from a tropical storm over the Atlantic and is now expected to be a major storm today. Sam strengthened into a hurricane shortly before 5am Friday morning, and became a major hurricane this afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. Right now Sam is a

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24 September 2021 In a joint statement, the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Regional Commissions have called for enhanced regional cooperation to develop nature-based and technological solutions for capturing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and ensuring its long-term storage. This week’s High-level Dialogue on Energy will be the first

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MIAMI — A tropical storm churning in the eastern Atlantic transformed into Hurricane Sam this morning and forecasters say it has a good chance of rapidly intensifying into a major hurricane by tomorrow. Sam — the 18th named storm of the highly active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season — is currently producing top winds of

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Sam formed far in the Atlantic Ocean today and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow and a major hurricane — Category 3 or higher — by early next week. The forecast track shows Sam tracking close to the eastern edge of the Caribbean by Tuesday. From

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MIAMI — Tropical Depression Eighteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and will become a hurricane by this weekend. However, it’s uncertain whether it will strike the Leeward Islands next week. This new system is about 2,000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

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