Category: St. Thomas News

USVI Cannabis Group To Offer Cannabis Career Training, Scholarships

The USVI Cannabis Association says it will partner with Educapital Foundation to offer $1 Million in scholarships for Cannabis Career Training. A $1 Million Scholarship fund will provide scholarships for 1,000 students to receive training in the adult-use Cannabis industry. Each Scholarship award winner will receive $1,000 towards their education. In addition, 50 graduates will […]

Bryan Details Plans To Move Health Care Forward In The USVI

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Governor Albert Bryan highlighted a number of major announcements that are part of the government’s  “Healthier Horizons” initiative to significantly improve health care for Virgin Islanders through a number of efforts to improve patient access, how health care is delivered, and technological innovations. “Last week was very illustrative […]

Help Police Find Missing Minor J’Shante Nisbett on St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help on St. Thomas to find a minor who has been missing since Sunday. J’Shante Nisbett, 16, was last seen on St. Thomas at about 8:30 p.m. at her residence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said on Twitter. Nisbett is a black female with brown eyes, black hair, a […]

Man Who Backhanded Woman To The Face Surrenders To Police

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted on a domestic violence charge surrendered to police without incident this weekend. Tremoii Mills. 22, was arrested at 9:58 a.m. Saturday and charged with simple assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Mills admitted to striking a former acquaintance with an open back hand once to the […]

USVI Women Get Lieutenant Commander Promotions In The U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — USVI aviators Ronaqua Russell and Rebekah Seifer were promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard announced this week. Seifer and Russell Coast Guard Academy classmates and are assigned to Coast Guard Air Stations Washington, D.C., and Air Station Miami, Florida, respectively. Russell graduated from the Coast Guard Academy […]

EXPECT A SCORCHER! NWS Warns of Heat Indices Above 100 Degrees!

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will close out the month of July with heat indices above 100 degrees in several sectors, the National Weather Service said this morning. Expect another foggy day today due to Saharan dust blanketing St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island. Use caution if […]

Coral World Ocean Park Welcomes Baby Dolphin To Its Family

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ping, a 23-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a calf at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas at 9:12 pm on Friday. “We are so proud of Ping and thrilled to welcome her calf to our Coral World family,” said Kristine Tartaglio, Assistant Curator of Mammals and Birds at Coral […]

St. Croix Murder Suspect’s Teen Rape Trial Delayed Indefinitely In Orlando

MIAMI — Jose Ledesma, an accused St. Croix identity thief, was free on bail in 2019 when the key witness in his upcoming trial was gunned down at a Hialeah, Florida strip mall. Although Hialeah detectives immediately suspected Ledesma of orchestrating the attack — his brother was charged for the shooting within days — Orlando […]

SOCIAL SECURITY: How To Update Your Address and Phone Number Online

If you receive Social Security benefits, the easiest way to update your address and phone number is by creating a personal my Social Security account at Once you create your account, you can update your contact information from your preferred location. This feature is available for people who receive retirement, dependent, survivors, or disability […]

Office of Health Information Technology Hosts Digital Health Summit

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of the Governor’s Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) hosted its first Digital Health Summit July 26-27 at the Charles Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas. The summit brought together more than 20 leading international and national health IT businesses, who sponsored the event and exhibited their solutions to attendees. Speakers […]