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In response to Governor Charles W. Turnbull’s letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales concerning the possible hate crimes in the Virgin Islands, the Assistant Director of Gonzales’ Criminal Investigative Division, Chris Swecker, recently updated Gov. Turnbull on the status of investigations into possible hate crimes in the territory. Expected To Be Completed in 2 to 3 Weeks...
Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Commissioner Dean Plaskett stood strong through more than three hours of questioning by concerned St. John residents Tuesday, November 29. Plaskett, along with other DPNR officials, V.I. Port Authority representatives and Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, was on hand for a town meeting at the Westin St. John Resort and Villas, giving...
One of St. John Rescue’s rescue vehicles is no longer reliable, and the organization is looking into a purchasing a Cargobody reusable truck body to take its place. St. John Rescue, which was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1996, provides backup on St. John to the V.I. Police Department, V.I. Fire Department and EMS ambulance service. ...
Reefs in the Coral Bay Watershed and Cruz Bay Watershed face the highest risk of land-based threats out of St. John’s 11 watersheds, according Lauretta Burke, of the Washington, DC-based World Resources Institute (WRI). Burke shared the results of an 18-month Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean study conducted by WRI and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration...
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Necklace by artist Kim Lyons.Most people around St. John know Kim Lyons. Whether as a friendly face around Cruz Bay, supporting a niece competing in the Junior Miss St. John Pageant or just enjoying a meal at one restaurant or another, Lyons is a familiar face. But Lyons – mother, consultant, public relations specialist, artisan to name a few...
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Renell Lettsome is wanted in connection with the murder of David Geiger. He is wanted for 1st Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, 1st degree Assault, 3rd degree Assault, Arson and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of violence, which occurred on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Estate Grunwald, St. John. Lettsome is a black male, weighing 130-140 pounds and...
The V.I. Police Department is looking for Nester Colaire and Robert Fergtuson in addition to Renell Lettsome in the October 29 murder of David Geiger, beating of Geiger’s teenage son and subsequent arson at their Grunwald home, according a report in the Saturday, November 2, St. Croix Avis. Lettsome’s girlfriend, with whom he has a young son, details...
There are more suspects in the David Geiger murder than the two men identified by V.I. Police Department officials, according to a private corporate counter-intelligence and security investigator hired by local residents to investigate the crime. Long time St. John builder, painter and well-liked sailor David Geiger, 43, was bludgeoned to death and his body set on fire...
Crime on St. John has decreased in the last year, while the number of arrests have increased, according to statistics provided by the V.I. Police Department. Despite the decrease in crime and increase in arrests cited by authorities, the actual number of arrests for crimes reported is alarmingly low. VIPD Statistics Based on the VIPD statistics, only 4.7...
A malicious mischief charge against St. John businesswoman Cidney Hamling, owner of Connections and Connections East, were dismissed in V.I. Superior Court on Monday, November 21. Hamling was arrested on Friday afternoon, November 18, for throwing away copies of a free tabloid publication in Cruz Bay. The island business and community leader was apprehended by V.I. Police Department...
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