Tag: National Park Service (NPS)

Man Who Led Feds On Wild Boat Chase Around St. Croix Gets 6 Months Home Detention

CHRISTIANSTED — A man who led federal authorities on a high-speed boat chase around St. Croix after a shooting at Buck Island has been given a sentence of six months home detention. Aneudis Acevedo, 33, appeared in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock and was handed that sentence and other conditions on a charge of […]

National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period On Caneel Bay Redevelopment Options

CRUZ BAY —The National Park Service (NPS) announced the extension of the public comment period on an initial set of concepts that could guide the redevelopment of Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. The public comment period, which began on Januart 18, will now be extended for 15 additional days through […]

Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works With NPS To Support Coral Restoration

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative, Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park. “As a non-profit, CWORI would be able to access funding and seek donations unavailable to Coral World Ocean Park for coral […]

National Park Service Releases Lego Vignette Of Alexander Hamilton On His Birthday

CHRISTIANSTED — “History has its eyes on you,” the National Park Service (NPS) says in a Lego vignette. Alexander Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis on January 11, 1757, or maybe 1755. He later moved to St Croix in the then Danish West Indies, where as a young orphan Hamilton working as […]

St. Croix Man Faces 1 Year In Prison For Fleeing Rangers After Buck Island Brawl

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who fled in a speed boat after shots were fired during a Buck Island brawl admitted to resisting arrest charges in federal court on Monday. Aneudis Acevedo, 32, pleaded guilty to resisting or impeding an officer of the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Acevedo made his […]

Angelita Alvino To Oversee National Parks On St. Croix Starting Next Month

CHRISTIANSTED — National Park Service (NPS) acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Angelita “Angie” Alvino as the new superintendent of the Christiansted National Historic Site. In addition to the site in Christiansted town, she will also oversee the Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological […]

Goat Lottery Planned To Protect Hawaii Historic Park

HONOLULU — To protect historic lands from invasive goats, Hawaii officials will distribute the live animals to the public via a lottery. Hawaii officials will hold the lottery as a way to remove at least 700 goats from Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, which is an important cultural and historical site on the west […]

Chicago Resident Dies After Possible Drowning At Hawksnest Beach: VIPD

CRUZ BAY — Authorities are investigating the possible drowning of a man Tuesday at Hawksnest Beach in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. Good Samaritans were performing CPR when officers arrived. The man, identified as Brian Kosmal, 77, of Chicago, died at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. The 911 Emergency Call Center […]

One Massachusetts Traveler Returns To Find A Changed, But Resilient St. John

CRUZ BAY — It had taken me three days of snorkeling, but I finally hit the jackpot — an endangered hawksbill turtle, serenely munching tropical sea grass in the shallows of Francis Bay. Bright sunlight filtered through the turquoise water, and a sea fan swayed in the current. Blue tang and angelfish glided by a […]

Police Command The High Seas As Part Of COVID-19 Training Exercise On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Police Department officers hit the water near Green Cay to hone some of their marine tactical abilities. A Joint Marine Training Unit Session was conducted recently with the VIPD, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources Marine Division and the U.S. Coast Guard all participating on St. Croix. Assistant Police Commissioner […]