St. Croix News
GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Composite Utility Poles Are Here At Cost of $4,000 Each And Can Withstand 200 MPH Winds
CHRISTIANSTED — Reiterating his commitment to rebuilding a more resilient Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the territory will have a stronger energy system through the continued installation and substitution of composite poles. At a cost of approximately $4,000 each, the composite poles are flexible and can withstand winds
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Beginning on February 12, 2018, the Committee to Elect Soraya Diase Coffelt Governor said it will launch a broad-ranging media campaign introducing Soraya’s vision to the people of the Virgin Islands. Her vision is centered on transforming the Virgin Islands into the economic powerhouse and leader in
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Lorraine Village Residents Still Don’t Have Electricity After Maria ‘Unleashed’ Its Punishing Fury Five Months Ago
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By VANISA SOLOMON SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For many of our Virgin Islands residents, hurricanes Irma and Maria felt like an atrocious dream. Unfortunately, the sad reality is those two Category 5 hurricanes unleashed their “punishing fury” on our lovely Virgin Islands.
V.I. Republican National Committeeman Says Plaskett Should Be Willing To Work With G.O.P. For Good of Territory
CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s criticism of the administration in the opinion page of today’s Virgin Islands Free Press among other media: “Congresswoman Plaskett has repeatedly shown that she is more interested in party politics than rolling
By CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT I did not have high expectations for this year’s State of the Union address. But I expected that the President would be duty bound to address the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria and give his administration’s plans for rebuilding, and therefore I felt it
Some Lorraine Village Residents Feel They Are Being Put Through ‘Hell’ Because They Still Don’t Have Electricity Five Months After Maria
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good day Editor: Some residents in Lorraine Village apartments in the grove place area on St. Croix are still without electricity. The management needs to repair weather heads in order for power to be restored. I feel like I’m in
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five months after Hurricane Irma shredded the roof of his house, Charles Caines feels like he’s “living in a tent in the jungle.” Sleeping under a FEMA blue tarp draped on the roof’s steel beams, he and his wife are fending off
KINGSHILL — A St. Croix woman was arrested Sunday after police said she broke into the home of someone she knew and stole things from them. Jerrica Jarvis, 27, of Estate Barren Spot, was arrested about 2 p.m. on Sunday after someone who lives in Estate Castle Burke said she
FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Customs agents seized about 20 pounds of marijuana that they said they found in a St. Croix man’s suitcase at Henry Rohlsen Airport. Dequan J.J. Forde, 20, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S.
Health Department Reduces Hours At Charles Harwood Complex Two Days In A Row Due To Faulty Air Conditioner
CHRISTIANSTED — For the second straight day, the Department of Health (DOH) was forced to reduce business hours at the Charles Harwood Complex due to a malfunctioning air conditioning chiller. The Charles Harwood Complex located on St. Croix closed today at 1:30 p.m. as it did yesterday. The following clinics/services