Category: St. Croix News

Man Caught At JFK Project With Loaded 9mm Handgun Was On Probation For Illegal Gun Possession

CHRISTIANSTED — A Frederiksted man on probation for illegal gun possession was caught walking around the JFK project in Richmond with a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband, authorities said. Steadroy James, 32, of Estate Grove Place, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with carrying of a firearm openly or concealed and possession or […]

Bayside Walking Tour To Feature DPNR Park Ranger John Farchette

GREEN CAY — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Coastal Zone Management will host a Bayside Walking Tour on Friday, June 24th at Chenay Bay -West (Tamarind Reef entrance) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The walking tour will be led by Park Ranger […]

UVI Board Approves New BS Degrees and Revised Vaccination Policy for Students

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Oran Roebuck as vice-chairperson.  “I thank all of the Trustees for their faith in myself and Trustee Roebuck. We have a lot on our plate, both today and coming up. I do appreciate the confidence,” Board […]

Police Investigate Shooting In Barren Spot On Friday Night

KINGSHILL — Virgin Islands Police are investigating after two men were shot while driving home in Estate Barren Spot on Friday night. The 911 Emergency Call Center got several reports of multiple shots fired in Clifton Hill on route 66 at 10:25 p.m. Friday, according to the VIPD. The Juan F. Luis Hospital reported to […]

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Barnes Wants Judge To Recuse Himself Over Connections

GOLDEN ROCK — Stephanie Barnes, who was found guilty of stealing money for lavish spending sprees and vacations alongside former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden, has filed a lengthy affidavit arguing that the judge overseeing her case should recuse himself before sentencing. Her attorney, Martial Webster, filed a three-page motion for […]

Cleaning Woman Sliced With Box Cutter By Auntie

SUNNY ISLE — A woman cleaning the floor at her grandmother’s house in Queen’s Quarter was cut with a box cutter during a domestic dispute this week, authorities said. Valencia M. Hazelwood, 55, of Mary’s Fancy, was arrested at 10 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence, third-degree assault-domestic violence, simple assault-domestic violence, carrying […]

Venezuelan Fishing Boat Crew Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Another crew member of a Venezuelan-flagged fishing vessel has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges in federal court, authorities said. Carlos Rodriguez Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson, III to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of […]

Government Mails Out $12.5M In Tax Refunds Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix Senator said some of taxpayer’s income tax refund payments from the Virgin Islands government were put in the mail today. “I welcome the good news delivered by Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce ahead of her budget testimony in the Finance Committee today that $12.5 million in income tax return payments […]

Parts of Puerto Rico and USVI To See Heat Indexes As High As 111

MIAMI — It’s been quiet in the Atlantic basin. How much longer that will last is unclear, but several forecasters don’t expect it to last much longer. Think end of June, first part of July. Maybe. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 93L over Nicaragua and Honduras and three tropical waves, according to the latest advisory […]

Social Security’s Commitment With The LGBTTIQ+ Community

June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTTQ+ community, and celebrate diversity, love, and respect. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states and territories. We recognize same-sex couples’ […]