Category: Health News

National Hurricane Center Projects That Hurricane Maria Will Pass South of St. Croix As A Category 3 Storm On Wednesday Morning

HURRICANE MARIA’S PROJECTED TIME PATH THRU THE CARIBBEAN REGION AS OF SUNDAY. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean, prompting a hurricane watch for areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. At 11 a.m., Maria was about 639 miles southeast of St. Croix and is packing maximum […]

National Hurricane Center Says That It Is Watching Two Tropical Waves Coming Off The Coast Of Africa That Could Develop Into Bigger Storms

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center said that it was watching two tropical waves as they came off the coast of Africa. The first tropical wave is located about 800 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms. “Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: People With Special Needs Should Get Special Consideration During Emergency Conditions

[ad name=”HTML-68″] LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Dear Honorable Governor Mapp, It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of our most vulnerable population that I am taking this moment to thank you and your staff for the remarkable job of airlifting the ill and injured off of St. […]

Tributes Pour In For WAPA Lineman Jason Julius Who Accidentally Electrocuted Himself To Death in Sugar Estate During Power Restoration Efforts On Tuesday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of […]

‘Miracle Babies’ Foundation Donates $170K To Neonatal Care Unit At Schneider Regional Medical Center In St. Thomas

GIVING BACK:  Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) staff members receive donation from Cleone Boston (far left)  of Miracle Babies Support Foundation. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Schneider Regional Medical Center’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) received generous gifts from the Miracle Babies Support Foundation. The foundation donated a continuous positive airway pressure machine as well […]

Hurricane Irma Recovery For St. Thomas and St. John Residents Sticking It Out: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes and leaving many residents desperate […]

TOTAL CHAOS! Seven Days After Hurricane Irma, Old Tutu Residents Move Into ‘Survival Mode’ With No Help On The Horizon

REALITY SETS IN: With no help from the federal or local government seven days after the passing of Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma, St. Thomas residents move into “survival mode” in order to get by. WSTA-AM 1340 Lucky 13’s Addie Ottley said Monday that the bulk FEMA relief supplies had been sent to St. Croix, […]

Virgin Islands Health Department Re-Opens Health Clinics On St. Thomas Seven Days After Hurricane Irma Passed

BACK IN BUSINESS: The Virgin Islands Department of Health has re-opened health clinics in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After seven days, the USVI Department of Health said that it “is happy to announce the reopening of three of its clinics today, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, on the island of St. Thomas.” “The […]

WAPA Won’t Say How Much of St. Thomas Has Gotten Power 5 Days After Irma Struck

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)’s public information officer admitted today that restoring electricity to hard hit St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricane Irma’s passing has been “a challenge.” All of St. Croix’s 10 feeders have been restored to “some level of power” five days after the passing of […]

SINT MAARTEN GOT IT WORSE! But St. Thomas Has No Electricity Only Satellite Phones Work on St. John And Footage of Hurricane Irma Over St. Croix

SINT MAARTEN GETS SMASHED BY HURRICANE IRMA: The apocalyptic pictures of the devastation. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Apocalyptic scenes of flattened buildings and ruined airports emerged from once-lush islands devastated by historic Hurricane Irma, as the deadly storm lashed vulnerable Haiti, where one government official called it a “nuclear hurricane” — even as another potent […]