Category: St. Croix News

Celebrate Your Independence With Social Security

Every July, we celebrate the Day of the Independence of the United States. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. Social Security offers useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and the benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement […]

USVI Rental Car Options To Expand With The Addition of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

ST. LOUIS —  Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest vehicle rental business, said new franchise locations are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco and the Bahamas. Each of the three new markets will feature car rental options from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company plans to open locations and provide service on […]

Pedestrian Suffers ‘Life-Threatening’ Injuries After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Him

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating after a full-size pickup truck crashed into a pedestrian west of Five Corners, leaving the man with life threatening injuries on Friday night. Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) officers were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center to investigate a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in the eastbound lane of Northside Road […]

Nesto Monell Accused Of Hacking To Death Uncle With Machete In His Own Home

CHRISTIANSTED — Nesto Monell, 42, is charged with first-degree murder in the chopping death of his 70-year-old uncle Abraham Ortiz. Ortiz sustained injuries near his home in Constitution Hill on September 14, 2020 that would eventually prove fatal. Monell was returned to the territory from Boston this week. The homicide suspect was fighting extradition from […]

2 Males Wearing Wendy’s Uniforms Hold Up Man At Gunpoint, Beat Him and Then Steal His Car: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Two males wearing fast food worker uniforms — and no masks — held up a man as he was eating in his car, beat him and then stole his vehicle at gunpoint, authorities said. The 911 Call Center dispatched officers to a robbery that occurred in the vicinity of Kiki’s Automotive, Estate Diamond Ruby […]

Woman Upset Her Father Was Arrested Is Charged With Aggravated Assault For Spitting On Officer

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman upset with police because her father was arrested — spit on an officer in front of police headquarters — and was arrested herself, according to Superior Court documents. Luisa Navarro, of St. Croix, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery and disturbance of the peace, the Virgin […]

ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE: Man Blazing Marijuana While Speeding Gives Cops Probable Cause To Search His Vehicle

CHRISTIANSTED— A St. Croix man smoking marijuana and driving at a high rate of speed in Christiansted town quickly got the attention of police on Thursday night. Officers with the Special Operations Bureau (SOB) conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Black Toyota Corolla at 10:45 p.m. Thursday on King Street in Christiansted, the Virgin Islands […]

Cane Bay Partners Faces Another Class-Action Lawsuit By A Native American Group Over Predatory Payday Loans

MADISON — St. Croix-based business Cane Bay Partners and founding co-owners David Johnson and Kirk Chewning are facing a class-action lawsuit over an alleged nationwide payday lending program that imposed exorbitant annual interest rates while using Native American tribes as a front to evade state usury laws, according to a complaint filed June 22, 2022 […]

Suspect Wanted For The Murder Of His 70-Year-Old Uncle In Constitution Hill Extradited From Boston

CHRISTIANSTED — A man wanted in connection to a murder of his septuagenarian uncle near Sunny Isle that took place 21 months ago has been extradited back to St. Croix to face charges. Nesto Monell, 42, is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree assault and carrying or using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime […]

Governors Urge Quick Action On The Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chairs Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan, Jr. released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The act was introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and […]