Tag: U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

St. Thomas Vendor Killed When Postal Van Backs Over Her

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A U.S. Postal Service van accidentally backed over and killed a St. Thomas woman on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The EMT’s were providing medical attention to an elderly woman who had been struck by the postal van when police arrived on the accident scene, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. A preliminary […]

USPS Mail For The USVI Being Stored Outside In Boxes Exposed To Elements

SAN JUAN — The Virgin Islands Free Press started receiving numerous reports from readers in December 2020 that United States Postal Service mail from the mainland destined for the U.S. Virgin Islands is not getting through to the territory after it is delivered to Puerto Rico to be sorted. PR Informa published pictures on Facebook […]

St. Thomas Man Who Mailed Cocaine Disguised As Candy Bars Gets 1.3 Years In Prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who tried to mail a pound of cocaine disguised as candy bars to the U.S. mainland last year got just over a year in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Kemo Riley, 43, of St. Thomas was sentenced for mailing a package containing cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen […]

Directions By Mango Trees, Pink Houses And Holes In The Road Soon To Be In The Past Of Rural Puerto Rico

CAGUAS — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods, confessing they sometimes had to rely on taxi drivers for directions during emergencies. That’s because more than 300,000 homes on the island have no formal address. The absence of street names and numbers across […]

U.S. Mail Will Be Re-Routed Through Miami So Desperate Puerto Ricans Cannot Steal Mail Intended For Virgin Islanders

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced on Thursday that his administration is working to address the severe bottleneck in sending and receiving mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Mapp said his team is seeking to address the postal delays by having mail routed directly from the mainland instead of through […]