Tag: Schneider Regional Medical Center and Hospital (SRMC)

St. Thomas Man Found Naked, Burned Near Bordeaux To Be Flown Off Island

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man will be air evacuated for treatment after being found naked and burned on the west end of St Thomas last evening, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a naked man — who appeared to be severely injured — walking around in Bordeaux at 6:20 p.m. […]

Myrah Keating Smith Health Center Gets FEMA Approval for $2.2M Replacement

CRUZ BAY — After months of continuous dialogue, FEMA has approved the Schneider Regional Medical Center’s multiple requests for the replacement of the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John. The medical facility will receive funding for full restoration to current industry standards. The Schneider Regional Medical Center received nearly $700,000 from FEMA to begin the […]

COVID-19 Has Killed 53 Unvaccinated People In The U.S. Virgin Islands: VIDOH

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite 12 Virgin Islanders dying from COVID-19 in the last 14 days, half the people in the territory still flatly refuse to take the vaccine that can limit the dangerous effects of the disease. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of […]

Repeat Offender Charged With Punching Woman In The Face, Strangling Her: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man charged in 2010 with domestic violence was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face and choking her, authorities said. Akeem Antonio Forbes, 32, of Jode Gade, was arrested at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Forbes, between […]

41st COVID-19 Death In The Territory Announced By Health Department

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 47-year-old St. Thomas man has died of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s death toll from the virus to 41, the Virgin Islands Health Department said today.. “The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: practice social distancing, wear a mask when in […]

St. Croix Hospital Says WhatsApp Message About Gas Refueling Causing COVID Is Fake

SUNNY ISLE — A WhatsApp message that stated “the hospital sent a message saying the Delta variant appears to be spreading rapidly through the refueling pump” and further states precautions should be taken while refueling gas — is false. Based on credible news sources, it appears that this message first began circulating in WhatsApp, domestically […]

‘Contaminated’ Juan F. Luis Hospital Makes Healthy People Sick With COVID-19

CHRISTIANSTED — St. Thomas gets four times as many tourists from the U.S. mainland as St. Croix. So you’d expect to see more hospitalizations in Charlotte Amalie than in Diamond Ruby, but that is not the case. In his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan said fully 23 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 […]

Health Department Says Territory Recorded Its 31st COVID-19 Death

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed Monday that a 73-year-old woman on St. Thomas was the 31st person to die of the COVID-19 virus in the territory. But the Health Department did not report when the woman died. A patient was reported to be on a ventilator at the Schneider Hospital […]

Man Who Kidnapped Pregnant Girlfriend At Gunpoint Arrested After She Escapes

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man is in jail after kidnapping a pregnant woman at gunpoint and terrorizing her so badly that she jumped out of his moving vehicle on Donkey Hill, authorities said. Simon L. Rawlins, Jr., 33, of Estate Bovoni, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, simple assault, possession of […]

St. John Man Shot By Police Charged With Assault After Release From Hospital: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  A St. John man who allegedly pointed a rifle at police and was shot once by one officer was arrested as soon as he stepped foot outside of a St. Thomas hospital today. Alex Louis Camsel, 46, of Estate Pastory, St. John was arrested at 11:45 a.m. today and charged with two […]