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  DESERT ISLAND: On Water Island’s Honeymoon Beach, hurricanes Irma and Maria tossed boats on shore, leveled buildings, wiped away the greenery and shuttered the only two food and drinks stands on island. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WATER ISLAND — Before her husband latched the door to the concrete bunker beneath their house,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempted murder after beating  a former girlfriend while she was holding her infant child in Estate Golden Rock. Ajani Davis, 37, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder–domestic violence. He is being held without bail as per

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said Friday. DoD is responding to the islands with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Wisconsin Red Cross is sending its top disaster official to assist with relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. Marytha “Crazy Eyes” Blanchard will spend three weeks in St. Thomas distributing emergency supplies, reuniting families and providing hurricane victims

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing its ongoing support to federal hurricane response and recovery efforts, including in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, with more personnel deploying daily. Some 19 civilian volunteers and three active-duty officers are deployed, primarily to the United States

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Could there be a new tropical storm soon? It’s possible, but it will have to develop quickly, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters there have been watching an area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean for most of the week. The disturbance was designated Potential Tropical

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The blackout caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is the United States’ largest in history, according to a new report. Economic consulting firm Rhodium Group determined in a Thursday report that Maria caused 1.25 billion hours of electricity supply

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Arizona man with a long rap sheet who was shot in the head at Tutu Hi-Rise two months ago has died, bringing the territory’s total homicide count to 50 for the year. Lee Jamal Seagojo, 28, of Phoenix, was air evacuated to hospital in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former RE/MAX broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from real estate clients in the early 2000’s, has been taken into local custody over security concerns, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Sauter-Frett has been incarcerated since late September and is one

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that two men were in custody following a shooting and carjacking in the Kirwan Terrace section of St. Thomas. Police responded the call of a shooting and carjacking about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and found that a man had been shot, unofficial law enforcement

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