Category: Health News

EMTs Find A Man’s Body Wrapped In A Red Blanket Aboard A Boat Anchored At American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Authorities discovered the body of a man on board a vessel at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook on Saturday. The 911 Emergency Call Center said they received a report of a possible body at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday. When Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on the scene the EMTs said […]

Virgin Islands Research Scientist Praised For Her Work By National Science Publication

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — STAT, a national publication focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery, has named Virgin Islands native and research scientist Elenoe “Crew” Smith as one of its “2017 STAT Wunderkinds.” “The Landers, Doudnas, and Bradners of the world grab plenty of headlines. So we set […]

‘Pinball’ Motorist Drives Into Utility Poles And Knocks One Into The Road Blocking The East End Road All Night Long

POLE BLOCKED: A utility pole rests in the middle of the East End Road after an unidentified motorist drove into it knocking it down onto the ground. People coming from the East End could not pass as they got close to the Eastway Service Station near Tide Village. (V.I. Free Press Photo) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED […]

St. Croix’s Ajani Davis Repeatedly Beats His Ex-Girlfriend, Hits Her Over The Head With A Ceramic Vase and Strips Her Naked Before Dragging Her Down A Flight of Stairs

[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 the territory’s domestic violence statute. […]

WAPA Warns Potable Water Customers In Frederiksted To Beware ‘Chunky Peanuts’ In Its Water System … Urgent Mandatory Boil Water Notice In Effect

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) issued an urgent boil water notice for several estates in Frederiksted this week. The areas affected are Estates White Lady and Adventure to include Paradise Estate, Louis E. Brown Villa and Estate La Grange. WAPA said because of a drop in water pressure […]

Mapp Finally Reveals Percentage Of The Territory That Has Electricity Five Weeks After Maria: STT is 32%, STJ is 25% and STX is 15%

HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday. Speaking to the press assembled, […]

MEDICAL DOCTOR: Coping With PTSD Can Be Doubly Tough, Especially For People Who Have Survived Two Major Hurricanes

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Surviving a disaster can lead to psychological problems such as PTSD. Surviving two disasters, such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria, can make matters even worse. “The danger of these disasters lies not only in the tremendous loss of life and property, but also in the psychological toll they take on survivors,” […]

Texas Couple Who Threw Caution To The Wind And Tried To Outrace Powerful Hurricane Maria Feared Dead After Catamaran Found Capsized In Puerto Rico

MISSING AT SEA: Scott and Jennifer Hansen have been missing and are presumed dead since last being seen on St. Croix the first day of Hurricane Maria’s passing — Sept. 19, 2017. CHRISTIANSTED — Friends and family say they are still holding out hopes — against all odds — that a Texas couple who went […]

Some 13,700 U.S. Department of Defense Personnel Arrive In Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico To Aid In Relief Efforts

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the region three weeks ago, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today. DoD, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is focused on temporary power restoration; food, water, fuel and power generator distribution; medical support; […]

Georgia Man Accused of Flying From St. Croix To Atlanta To Dump His Demented Mother In A Cheap Hotel And Then Go On Vacation

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Police believe a man abandoned his 71-year-old mother in a cheap Georgia motel — and then went on vacation. Kathleen Laree, who suffers from dementia, was found wandering in the lobby of the Motel 6 on Virginia Avenue, in South Fulton County, WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta reported. Motel employees called 911 and […]