Tag: Juan Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL)

Juan F. Luis Hospital Installs Advanced Equipment For Women’s Health

CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) is working with Hologic, a medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment. The Estate Diamond Ruby health care facility now owns the advanced equipment necessary to perform Myosure and Novasure minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. JFL […]

Health Department Confirms 3 More COVID-19 Related Deaths In The Territory

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed that the territory’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 108. The dead person was an 88-year-old woman on St. Croix, according to the Health Department. “Commissioner Encarnacion would like to share condolences from the entire Department of Health to the family of the deceased,” the […]

Health Department Confirms 102nd Death From COVID-19 In The Territory

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed the 102nd death due to COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after the death was first revealed in the department’s daily Response Report. The dead person is a 78-year-old man on St. Croix, according to Health. Some 21 people were hospitalized Thursday with the virus across the […]

Clifton Hill Man Accused Of Kidnapping Man At Gunpoint Along Highway: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man is behind bars this morning after police said he kidnapped another man at gunpoint along the Melvin Evans Highway. Talibe Suleiman, 25, of Clifton Hill, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Suleiman allegedly forced an adult male against […]

Nurses Union Takes A Shot Against Hospital’s Mandatory Vaccine Policy; But Judge Expected To Jab Back

CHRISTIANSTED — The union representing Virgin Islands nurses has filed an emergency motion asking a judge to block hospitals from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The hospitals notified staff on Aug. 6 that they must take the COVID-19 vaccine or “risk termination if not fully vaccinated by September 24,” which […]

COVID-19 Claims 36th Life In The USVI, A 50-Year-Old St. Croix Man, VIDOH Says

CHRISTIANSTED — After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s thirty-sixth death related to COVID-19. The coronavirus victim was a 50-year-old man on St. Croix, according to the VIDOH. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification […]

Mentally Ill Man’s Inability To Fathom COVID-19 Protocols Led To His Self-Inflicted Gunshot Death

FREDERIKSTED — Friends and family of Kaheem “Shandell” Thomas are wondering if some of the official psychiatric help their friend and family member got contributed to his untimely death this year. Thomas, 30, of Mars Hill, had been struggling with schizophrenia when he got into an altercation with a security guard, stole the guard’s weapon […]

Juan Luis Hospital Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Day Event

CHRISTIANSTED — The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center conducted its first “JFL Goes Pink Education Day” in Estate Diamond Ruby. The hospital said it thanked “JFL staff and the community” for attending each of two sessions on Tuesday. For Topic #1: “Breast Cancer Overview and Self Examination,” the Presenter was Certified Midwife, […]

Sion Farm Man Driving Near St. Croix Hospital Arrested After Passenger Shot In His Moving Vehicle: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who was driving his car on the main road near the Juan Luis Hospital when a passenger inside his vehicle was shot — was arrested on illegal possession of ammunition charges on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Kobi Todman, 22, of Sion Farm was arrested at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and […]

Shooting Near West Yam Yam Leaves 1 Man Dead, 7-Year-Old Boy Injured In Frederiksted On Sunday

FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a fatal shooting near West Yam Yam restaurant early Sunday evening downtown that left one St. Croix man dead and and put a 7-year-old boy from a passing vehicle in the hospital, authorities and social media said. Joseph Leonardo Clarke, 27, of Grove Place, was identified by next of kin […]