Category: St. Thomas News

Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LBGTQ+ And More

Social Security has provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. · Veterans ( – […]

Obituary Notice: Marie-Claire Braure of Petionville, Haiti

Marie-Claire Braure, also known as Choupette, was born in Petionville, Haiti, in her family home on June 8, 1936. She survived complications from her mother’s birth, but unfortunately her mother, Emma Gauthier Jeanton, did not. She was brought up by her aunt, Rene Gauthier, who later became Rene Jeanton. Ten years later, Choupette became a […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits Are Available For Children Enrolled In School Years 2021-2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has approved the Virgin Islands School Year 2021-2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Territorial Plan for School Children. As a result of the FNS approval, DHS will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligibleschool […]

Repeat Offender Wanted By VIPD For Burglary In St. John

CRUZ BAY —  Police need your help to find a man wanted for a burglary in St. John. Jamari Gumbs, 18, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Gumbs is a black male with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. […]

Social Security Accelerates Decisions For People With Severe Disabilities

Agency Expands Compassionate Allowances List Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced Monday 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts, NUT Carcinoma, Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, […]

UVI Gets $1M NSF Award to Support Marine Science Studies

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support UVI students who wish to pursue a master’s in Marine and Environmental Science in the territory. The award will also be used to secure workforce positions in marine and environmental science in the […]

 Bryan Pushes Health and Wellness Program To Plumpy Electorate

CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced a second program – “Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” – that is part of his Our Best Life Health and Wellness initiative to improve the health of Virgin Islanders. “Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” comes on the heels of “Walk Out Wednesdays,” which enters its […]

Voodoo Priest and Ranger American Security Guard Guilty In Murder of STT Restaurant Owner

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite conflicting accounts of what transpired — and a missing knife — a voodoo priest and his Ranger American security guard lover have been found guilty in a cold case homicide 17 years old. A Virgin Islands Superior Court jury found Jacques Cajuste and Viviane Stuart guilty of murder after a stabbing […]

St. Thomas Hospital Announces New Service: Pediatric Cardiology

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced that Dr. Robert Vogt – Lowell, Pediatric Cardiologist, has joined its staff.Dr. Robert Vogt – Lowell is a Board-Certified Pediatric Cardiologist, according to the SRMC. He completed his training in Pediatric Cardiology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in New York and has a […]

Man Awaiting Murder Trial Tried To Kill Cat And Strangled Girlfriend: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man awaiting trial for murder allegedly tried to kill a cat and strangled an ex-girlfriend on St. Thomas, authorities said. Calijah Brewley, 22, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, animal abuse, disturbance of the peace and simple assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  No bail […]