Tag: U.S. Coast Guard

Homeless Who Man Stole Items From Vessel On U.S. Coast Guard Dock Arrested

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A homeless man who allegedly took items off a boat docked at the U.S. Coast Guard dock near Frenchtown in mid-June was arrested on Tuesday evening, authorities said. Desmond E. Walwyn, 63, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with third degree burglary, grand larceny, unlawful entry, and […]

Body Of 48-Year-Old Georgia Snorkler Found At Cabrita Point This Weekend: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia man who went missing Thursday afternoon was found early the next day on the shoreline at Cabrita Point on the far eastern end of St. Thomas, authorities said. Robert James Holliday Jr.’s girlfriend reported him missing to the 911 Emergency Call Center at 7:58 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police […]

Trump Taps Military Reserves For Anti-Narcotics Effort In Caribbean

SAN JUAN -— President Donald Trump said he’s activated units and individual members of the U.S. Armed Forces reserves for an ongoing counter-narcotics effort in the Caribbean. In an executive order Thursday, Trump authorized Defense Secretary Mike Esper to tap any military reserve unit for as long as a year for the effort to double U.S. capabilities in […]

Trump Appoints Coast Guard Rear Admiral As ‘Recovery Czar’ For Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed this weekend that it is appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown as its liaison for the disaster-struck island. In a statement, the White House said Brown “will coordinate United States government efforts to build the […]

Dreaded Storm Hurricane Dorian Wipes Out Marsh Harbour In The Bahamas

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and […]

‘Monster’ Hurricane Dorian Pummels The Bahamas, Forecast To Threaten Florida

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas today, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at 5 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) […]

Coast Guard Intercepts 200 Pounds of Cocaine Worth $3 Million Off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It was heading south about 20 […]

Three Dominican Republic Natives Charged With Smuggling $30M Worth of Cocaine Here

CHARLOTTE AMALIE  – Three natives of the Dominican Republic appeared in federal court over the weekend to hear charges that they tried to smuggle $30 million worth of cocaine into the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, Dany Perez-Brito, 44, and Lenin Cornelio-Perez, 32, all of Santo Domingo, were charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of […]

Angolan Pilot’s Plane Crashes Into Waters Off of Beef Island On Takeoff and He Dies

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BEEF ISLAND — The body of a pilot was pulled from the waters off Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday afternoon after his plane crashed in the sea during takeoff. The pilot was the only person on board when the plane took off from the runway at the airport […]

Coast Guard Promotes St. Croix’s Claricia Gautier in Ceremony At Nation’s Capitol

PROMOTED: Claricia Gautier [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard senior chief Yeoman Claricia Gautier, a 1995 graduate of Central High School on St. Croix has been promoted to the chief warrant officer grade, personnel administration specialty. The promotion took place at the Coast Guard headquarters in the nation’s capital. Gautier is […]