St. Thomas News
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Jay Weeks CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man told police that he was walking in St. Thomas near a sports bar on Wednesday morning when he suddenly heard the sound of a gun firing and then realized that he had been shot. The 911 Emergency Call
Republican State Chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — The Chairman of the Republican party said today that Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) is not taking her role as a member of Congress seriously and accused her of making light of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a “homebrew” email server during her
GUILTY PLEA: Kishma Weeks of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three women pleaded guilty to money laundering related charges in connection with the Chow Mein marijuana smuggling case that spanned the 3,438 miles between Los Angeles and St. Thomas. Tamisha McBean, 32, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court
Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) is reporting that there are three new cases of the Zika virus in the territory, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 32. There are now 15 Zika cases on St. Thomas and 17 on St. Croix.
Fitch Puts The Virgin Islands On A Negative ‘Watch’ When It Comes To Borrowing Money On The Bond Market
NEW YORK — Puerto Rico’s financial hardships have cast a shadow on the government of Virgin Islands’ image in the bond market, where the local government goes to borrow money. Credit-rating firm Fitch Ratings on July 6 announced it had placed the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam on a rating
Puerto Rican Human Trafficker Who Tried To Get Five Brazilians Into The USA Through St. Thomas Gets 18 Months
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Puerto Rico native who tried to bribe a U.S. Customs agent in an effort to smuggle five Brazilians through the St. Thomas airport was sentenced to prison in federal court on Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Miguel Rodriguez-Ramirez, 45, of Puerto Rico, to 18 months’ imprisonment and
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old native of Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court to marijuana smuggling related charges on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, Ga. made that plea in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. According
RIO OLYMPICS 2016: Will St. Thomas’ Daryl Homer Be The First American Ever To Score Gold In Fencing?
Daryl Homer of St. Thomas RIO DE JANEIRO — No one in the sport of fencing does what Daryl Homer does. No one in the sport fences quite the way St. Thomas native Homer does. No one in fencing combines the quickness, agility, creativity, balance, footwork — almost balletlike —
$1.6 MILLION MAN: Micker Adolfo CHICAGO — At 17 years old, White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo roamed right field for the Arizona Rookie League White Sox for 46 games in his first season of professional baseball in 2014. A right-handed batter, Adolfo is now just 19 years old, so he’s
Federal Government Tells Honda And Acura Owners They Risk Death If They Don’t Stop Driving Models Affected By Airbag Recall
WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)