Category: St. Croix News

USVI Cannabis Group To Offer Cannabis Career Training, Scholarships

The USVI Cannabis Association says it will partner with Educapital Foundation to offer $1 Million in scholarships for Cannabis Career Training. A $1 Million Scholarship fund will provide scholarships for 1,000 students to receive training in the adult-use Cannabis industry. Each Scholarship award winner will receive $1,000 towards their education. In addition, 50 graduates will […]

Bryan Details Plans To Move Health Care Forward In The USVI

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Governor Albert Bryan highlighted a number of major announcements that are part of the government’s  “Healthier Horizons” initiative to significantly improve health care for Virgin Islanders through a number of efforts to improve patient access, how health care is delivered, and technological innovations. “Last week was very illustrative […]

Hundreds Turn Out For Dialysis Clinic at the Sunny Isle Annex

CHRISTIANSTED — About 240 people attended a dialysis clinic construction progress event put on by the Virgin Islands Healthcare Foundation this weekend. The clinic was held at the foundation’s location in the Sunny Isle Annex on Sunday, Attendees included Governor Albert Bryan Jr, 34th Legislature Vice President Novelle Francis Jr, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, Department […]

VIPD Searches For Red Pickup Truck That Hit Cop Directing Traffic

FREDERIKSTED — A motorist speeding through an active accident zone hit a police officer directing traffic and sent him 85 feet in the air before landing in some nearby bushes. Traffic Investigation Bureau Officers were dispatched at 11:19 p.m. Saturday to investigate a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian (police officer) that occurred on Queen Mary […]

Help Police Find Vernon Sackey Jr. Wanted For Burglary

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are asking for your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for burglary. Vernon Sackey Jr., 23, is being sought by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Sackey is a black man with a medium-sized Afro and a dark complexion. He stands 5-feet, 6-inches tall and […]

Photo of Harvey Project Shooting Victim Regaldo Cepeda

KINGSHILL — Police on St. Croix have elevated the probe of a shooting at Harvey Project two weeks ago to homicide after the 30-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries. Virgin Islands Police spokesman Glen Dratte, in a released statement tonight, identified the victim as Regaldo Cepeda. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:01 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call […]

Help Police Find 83-Year-Old Man Suffering From Alzheimer’s

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are asking for your help to find an 83-year-old St. Croix man suffering from dementia. Rawleigh A. Forbes was reported missing at about 4:45 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Forbes’ wife said that her husband was last seen at their residence in Golden Rock 1E Community, just above McDonald’s […]

Harvey Project Shooting Upgraded To A Homicide After Victim Dies

KINGSHILL — Police on St. Croix have elevated the probe of a shooting at Harvey Project two weeks ago to homicide after the 30-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries. Virgin Islands Police spokesman Glen Dratte, in a released statement tonight, identified the victim as Regaldo Cepeda. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:01 p.m., the 911 […]

USVI Women Get Lieutenant Commander Promotions In The U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — USVI aviators Ronaqua Russell and Rebekah Seifer were promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard announced this week. Seifer and Russell Coast Guard Academy classmates and are assigned to Coast Guard Air Stations Washington, D.C., and Air Station Miami, Florida, respectively. Russell graduated from the Coast Guard Academy […]

EXPECT A SCORCHER! NWS Warns of Heat Indices Above 100 Degrees!

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will close out the month of July with heat indices above 100 degrees in several sectors, the National Weather Service said this morning. Expect another foggy day today due to Saharan dust blanketing St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island. Use caution if […]