Category: Military News

Virgin Islands Women’s Basketball Team Shocks The World With 67-60 Overtime Win Over Brazil In FIBA AmeriCup Championships

WE ARE THE UNDERRATED … AND GREAT!!! Fresh off their tournament victory in the Women’s Centrobasket Championships in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands’ women’s team continues to impress, with an Ali-style upset of Brazil in group play in the 2017 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup basketball championship in Argentina on Wednesday. [ad name=”HTML-68″] BUENOS AIRES – On […]

VI Freep 2017 Storm Watch Team Projects Invest 99L To Miss The Territory To The North

WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away from St. Croix at 10:30 […]

‘LOCAL’ METEOROLOGISTS’ BIG BONER: They Fail To Adequately Notify Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico Public What Was Going To Happen Last Night And Today

RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they don’t actually live here. They […]

BREAKING NEWS: Puerto Rico Makes It Illegal To Smoke In Cars With Minors Present

SAN JUAN –  The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has made it a crime to smoke inside a vehicle if one of the passengers is younger than 18. The island’s Health Department said Sunday that violators will face a $250 penalty for violating the law. Officials said 10 percent of money collected from those fines […]

Low Pressure Zone In The Atlantic Could Put Storm On A Track To Affect The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico This Week

MIAMI — Forecasters say the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico need to watch a low-pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, currently located midway between the coasts of Africa and South America. Tracking northwest across the Atlantic and moving around 15 mph Sunday afternoon, that system has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical […]

Puerto Rico Government Workers Will Be Furloughed For 1st Time in Island’s History

SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. commonwealth’s history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees except police, said Natalie Jaresko, the board’s executive director. […]

STORM WATCH: ‘Torrential Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms’ Forecast For The Region In The Next Five Days

AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and right on cue, […]

Bulletproof 360 Collagen Protein Bars, Bites Sold In The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Are Being Recalled

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from  Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and internationally. Five varieties are part […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Shunned From Bond Market, Territory Will See If It Can Float Itself Out Of Its Cash Crisis

A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital. Pipes underneath the emergency room collapsed in […]