St. Thomas News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth L. “Kenny” Gittens is asking his colleagues to reconsider authorizing an independent investigation of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority following Monday’s Committee of the Whole hearing to address ongoing concerns at the utility, to include a problematic November 2021 audit report. “While I do
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a native of Antigua wanted in connection to unlawful sexual contact with two minor females. Omari Beltou, 42, of Estate Frydenhoj, is actively being sought by the Virgin Islands Police Department, according to a wanted poster on the VIPD’s Facebook page.
CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said it was important for residents to self-monitor as the territory transitions from the pandemic phase of COVID-19 to the endemic phase of the virus. In an endemic phase, a virus will always be circulating among the community in
SAN ANTONIO — The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the NBA and FIBA. The camp will be held Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at La Loma Centro Deportivo (La
CHARLOTTE AMALIE -On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Virgin Islands Police Department received a call at 5:41p.m., from Customs and Border Patrol regarding a fugitive that entered the territory through Cyril E. King airport. Detectives traveled to the airport and contacted CBP agents and were presented with a warrant from
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ja’Haile “Pitch” Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Investigation revealed that Clendenin was in possession of a machine gun and Illegally Discharging it in
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man surrendered to police without incident after striking his father “several times” with the sharp side of a machete, authorities said. Naj’Jah Crabbe, 34, was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Crabbe threw stones at his father
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands is preparing a lawsuit against the financially-strapped Water and Power Authority for about $7.7 million in past due money. At issue are past due employees’ and employer’s contributions and employees’ loans as well interest on these sums. WAPA
FREDERIKSTED — Does knowing a high-placed person in government lead to different outcomes when it comes to bail and pre-trial release conditions in the territory? The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Certainly, that true-ism was never more true than in the U.S. Virgin