Category: St. Thomas News

Governor Bryan Mourns the Passing of Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull

Governor declares week of mourning, orders U.S. Virgin Islands flags flown at half-staff until sunset on July 10 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor, educator, and historian Charles W. Turnbull Ph.D.: “Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as […]

Virgin Islands Board of Education Extends Condolences On Death of Charles W. Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 20th Virgin Islands Board of Education extended condolences to the family and circle of friends of former Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull on Sunday. “He was a great giant of a man with a kindred spirit and a compassionate soul.Turnbull served the Virgin Islands community remarkably well as a statesman,historian, educator, professor, […]

Man Walking To His Car From Nightclub Shot Near Red Hook

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a St. Thomas man was shot while walking from a nightclub near Red Hook in the early morning hours on Saturday. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police officers at 4:05 a.m., Saturday to the Schneider Regional Medical Center after being notified by Emergency Room personnel of a […]

Contant Man Arrested For Slashing Victim With Machete As He Slept In An Abandoned Motel

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who viciously hacked and slashed a male with a machete as he slept in an abandoned motel — leaving him critically injured — is now in official custody. Deon Clendinen, of Contant, was arrested at 5 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, mayhem, and carrying […]

Former USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull Dies On U.S. Mainland He Was 87

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull died this morning while receiving medical treatment on the U.S. mainland. He was 87. Turnbull, a historian by trade, was elected governor as a Democrat He went on to serve for two consecutive four-year terms, beginning his tenure in January of 1999. Prior to […]

Tropical Wave Brings Much Needed Rain To USVI and Puerto Rico

FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are experiencing periods of heavy showers and gusty winds this morning, especially to the east and south of San Juan and in the west of St. Croix. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms […]

2 Men Arrested For Depositing Forged Checks From VIDOL Totaling $11,769.83

CHRISTIANSTED — Two St. Croix men who deposited forged checks totaling $11,769.83 drawn on the Department of Labor’s account in St. Thomas have been arrested, authorities said. On June 23, 2022, detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation after a complaint was received by the Department of Labor in the St. Thomas District, the Virgin […]

DPW Gets $375,000 From FTA’s ‘Areas of Persistent Poverty’ Grant Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) plans on expanding Virgin Islands transit routes and extending hours of service after receiving a $375,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s 2022 Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant program. FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by […]

Mango Media Named Official Media Sponsor of 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Mango Media Creative Studio, a full-service, fully integrated print and digital marketing company, which is based centrally in the Shops at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, has been named the official media company of the 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show by the event organizer, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA).  The company, […]

‘King Craig’ Ignores Judge’s Order, Smoking Pot As He Paraded Around St. Thomas Gallivanting With His Girlfriend And A Gun

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wearing a GPS bracelet was caught by police gallivanting around St. Thomas, smoking pot as he drove with his girlfriend and a gun, defying a judge’s order forbidding his movement, authorities said. Members of the Virgin Islands Police Department Operation Gridlock Task Force were conducting Traffic Enforcement on the Rhymer […]