Category: St. Croix News

Governor Bryan Mourns the Passing of Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull

Governor declares week of mourning, orders U.S. Virgin Islands flags flown at half-staff until sunset on July 10 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor, educator, and historian Charles W. Turnbull Ph.D.: “Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as […]

Virgin Islands Board of Education Extends Condolences On Death of Charles W. Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 20th Virgin Islands Board of Education extended condolences to the family and circle of friends of former Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull on Sunday. “He was a great giant of a man with a kindred spirit and a compassionate soul.Turnbull served the Virgin Islands community remarkably well as a statesman,historian, educator, professor, […]

Police Seeking 2 Men Who Shot Man In Castle Coakley Then Drove Over Him In Car

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating after a St. Croix man was shot and then purposely driven over by a vehicle in Castle Coakley last night. He remains in guarded, but stable condition. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified VIPD officers that a gunshot victim arrived at the Juan F. Luis hospital at about 8:18 p.m. […]

Man Who Strangled Woman For Refusing To Let Him Use The Bathroom At 4:20 a.m. Wanted By The VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help to find a man who allegedly strangled a woman who refused to let him come insider her house to use her bathroom, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified officers of a second-degree burglary at Joseph James Terrace in Estate Diamond early this morning, the Virgin Islands Police Department […]

Former USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull Dies On U.S. Mainland He Was 87

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull died this morning while receiving medical treatment on the U.S. mainland. He was 87. Turnbull, a historian by trade, was elected governor as a Democrat He went on to serve for two consecutive four-year terms, beginning his tenure in January of 1999. Prior to […]

Tropical Wave Brings Much Needed Rain To USVI and Puerto Rico

FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are experiencing periods of heavy showers and gusty winds this morning, especially to the east and south of San Juan and in the west of St. Croix. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms […]

2 Men Arrested For Depositing Forged Checks From VIDOL Totaling $11,769.83

CHRISTIANSTED — Two St. Croix men who deposited forged checks totaling $11,769.83 drawn on the Department of Labor’s account in St. Thomas have been arrested, authorities said. On June 23, 2022, detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation after a complaint was received by the Department of Labor in the St. Thomas District, the Virgin […]

3 More Crew Members of La Gran Tormenta Plead Guilty To Cocaine Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Three more members of a Venezuelan fishing boat — including the vessel’s captain — have pleaded guilty to their roles in smuggling 124 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. Vincent Mata Anyelo, 23, Alfer Rodriguez Boadas, 24, and Jhonny Rodriguez Rodriguez, 29, three of eleven Venezuelan nationals apprehended at sea off the coast […]

DPW Gets $375,000 From FTA’s ‘Areas of Persistent Poverty’ Grant Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) plans on expanding Virgin Islands transit routes and extending hours of service after receiving a $375,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s 2022 Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant program. FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by […]

Glass Installer From Puerto Rico Accused of Breaking Glass Items In Fiancé ‘s Apartment

CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rico native is behind bars after he threw his fiancé’s cell phone, smashing it and cracking her TV set, authorities said. Hector M. Nieves, 32, of Golden Rock, was arrested at 9:12 p.m. Monday and charged with destruction of other property—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency […]