Category: St. Thomas News

VIPD Asks For Your Help To Find Missing Cruise Ship Passenger Regina Gilliam On St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your assistance to help them find a missing cruise ship passenger. Regina Gilliam, 26, was not on board the Carnival Splendor when it left the West India Company Ltd. dock at Havensight about 8:19 p.m. on Thursday. Gilliam, who stands about 5’4″ tall and weighs about […]

With Early Comparisons To Hugo, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Waits To See If Hurricane Irma Will Visit Us Next Week

WHERE WILL IRMA GO? The projected path and intensity of Hurricane Irma based on Friday’s modeling. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Powerful Hurricane Irma rapidly intensified in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the region, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next week. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo […]

USGS STUDY: As Coral Reefs Die Off, Huge Swaths of the Ocean’s Seafloor Are Deteriorating Along With Them

BLUE DEATH: This Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, St. Croix, has died and collapsed. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion. (Curt Storlazzi/U.S. Geological Survey) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from […]

St. Kitts Woman Who Used To Live In St. Thomas Says She’s Standing Up For Her Son’s ‘Blackness’ Over School’s Dreadlocks Ban

NATTY DREAD: Malachi Wattley [ad name=”HTML-68″] TOLEDO — An Ohio parochial school’s prohibition against dreadlocks has a a former St. Thomas resident’s hair standing on end. Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio forbids students from wearing their hair in dreadlocks. But that prohibition has sparked an intense debate over whether the policy unfairly targets […]

Twenty-Two Year-Old St. Thomas Man Becomes The 43rd Homicide Victim In The Territory … VIPD Says That They Have No Suspects

PHOTO COURTESY: VIPD [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds about the body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. confirmed early Thursday. Police were dispatched to the Tutu Hi-Rise apartments about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday when […]

Atlanta’s Makimba Barry Pleads Guilty To Trying To Smuggle 330 Pounds of Cocaine Thru Cyril E. King Airport

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Georgia native admitted in federal court today that he was trying to move as much as 330 pounds of cocaine in St. Thomas. Makimba Barry, 41, of Atlanta, Ga., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute not less […]

St. Thomas Man Walking In Savan Says He Didn’t Notice Right Away That He Was Shot In The Butt

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man walking near Savan on Wednesday afternoon told police that it took him a couple of seconds to realize that he had been shot in the butt. On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at about 2:53 p.m.a gunshot victim showed up at the Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.  Upon officers arrival to the emergency room ,contact was made […]

National Hurricane Center Says That Tropical Storm Irma Strengthened Rapidly Into A Cat 3 Hurricane Poised To Strike St. Croix

IRMA IRKING: Category 3 Hurricane Irma began its westward track across the Atlantic Wednesday, becoming the ninth named storm of an increasingly busy hurricane season. Early tracking models by The Weather Channel project it hitting St. Croix directly in seven days as a Category 4 storm. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical Storm Irma continued to gather strength […]

The Man Sitting On The Beach Next To You In St. Thomas … Might Be A Cop Wanted For Murder In Louisiana

WANTED FOR MURDER OF SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY: Norris Greenhouse Jr. of Louisiana. Greenhouse is now frolicking on a beach somewhere in St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — That man sitting next to you on the beach, twirling his bare toes in the white sand, might just could be wanted for murder and attempted murder in Louisiana. Norris […]

NOAA Issues Spaghetti Models Of Where Invest 93L Might Strike As Tropical Storm Irma Later In The Week

MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. today due to an area of low pressure that could become a Tropical Storm Irma later this week. The area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 93L, is located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. NHC forecasters say that Invest 93L remains […]