Category: St. Thomas News

Felon Tells Feds AR-15 Under His Bed Was From Lady Who Told Him He Was ‘Good With His Hands’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted felon with the building blocks of an AR-15 under his bed told the feds that an “unknown woman” gave him the gun as a present because he is “good with his hands.” Desi Henry, Jr., 29, of St. Thomas, was detained by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller following his arrest on […]

USVI Gets $50M for the Restoration of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that after extensive negotiations, FEMA has awarded the Territory $50 million to reconstruct the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute, signaling a clear path forward to reestablishing cancer treatment in the territory. In June 2021, FEMA approved the full replacement of the facility. Almost one year later, this obligation […]

Sexogenarian Dominican Madam Pleads Guilty To Importing Sex Slaves

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic woman who imported at least eight women to work as sex slaves and then forced them to perform sex acts to pay off debts and $200 per month rent has pleaded guilty to her role in the criminal enterprise. Ramona Rivera Luna, 65, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty on […]

AG Denise George Issues Statement on the Impact of the United States Supreme Court Decision on Local Abortion Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Attorney General’s Office said it has received numerous calls and inquiries after yesterday’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case overturned th e cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. These two cases determined that a women had […]

Celebrate Your Independence With Social Security

Every July, we celebrate the Day of the Independence of the United States. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. Social Security offers useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and the benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement […]

USVI Rental Car Options To Expand With The Addition of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

ST. LOUIS —  Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest vehicle rental business, said new franchise locations are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco and the Bahamas. Each of the three new markets will feature car rental options from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company plans to open locations and provide service on […]

IN POT WE TRUST: Queens Man Gets Zero Jail Time For Bringing Gobs of Ganja In His Luggage To The USVI

U.S. District Court Judges In The U.S. Virgin Islands Are Greenlighting Marijuana Smugglers CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal judges in the U.S. Virgin Islands are making it crystal clear to defendants — whether you bring three pounds or 40 pounds of marijuana in your checked luggage — you will get no prison time for smuggling the […]

Bank Teller Who Issued Phantom ATM Cards Gets One Year In Prison For Stealing $43,418

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A teller who used her knowledge of bank operations to issue credit cards in other’s names for her own personal use in order to defraud customers out of $43,418 got one year in prison from a federal judge. Natasha Seetaram, 39, of St. Thomas, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge […]

Governors Urge Quick Action On The Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chairs Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan, Jr. released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The act was introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and […]

Human Services Offices Closed Half Day for Staff Training On Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez said that all DHS offices will be closed on Friday, 24 June 2022 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a mandatory ESF6 Mass Care Disaster and Emergencies Training. All residential facilities and 24/7 emergency services will maintain normal operations. For more information, please visit the Department of Human Services […]