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Regular St. John visitor Kakuta smiles widely as he dances with his age mates, center right, for a group of St. John residents who enjoyed a voyage to Africa with author Cristina Kessler.Recently returning to the island from a trip to Africa, Cristina Kessler shared one of her favorite places, cultures and passions with a group of nine St....
Friends and community members provided St. John Tradewinds with details of David Geiger’s last days leading up to the fatal attack in his home early Saturday, October 29, in the quiet residential Grunwald neighborhood outside Cruz Bay. V.I. Police Department officials have released no new information regarding the gruesome murder of Geiger and brutal beating of his 14-year-old son...
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Nathan with a Santa hat on the beach in happier days a year ago. Brutally beaten 14-year-old Nathan Geiger remains in the intensive care unit in a Puerto Rico hospital. The St. John eighth grader is in and out of consciousness but is off of life support and is breathing on his own, according to a family friend....
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A heavily-attended and emotional memorial service was held in David Geiger’s honor on Wednesday afternoon, November 2, on Cruz Bay beach in front of The Beach Bar. The service began with three blows of the conch shell after which Geiger’s family members spoke. His father told how a young David first visited St. John with his family during...
A handful of Cruz Bay businesses have reported break-ins or thefts in recent weeks and residents say they have a good idea who is responsible. Nest & Co., a boutique on the second floor of The Marketplace, was burglarized after a busy weekend during the annual Flower and Garden Show. The burglary occurred either late Saturday or early...
Local businessman Robert Sells pled not guilty to felony intimidation, disturbing the peace and aggravated assault and battery charges on Thursday, November 3, before Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar. The long-time St. John resident requested a jury trial and no date was set for his case to be heard. Home Ransacked When Sells returned to his Estate Adrian...
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Snagglepuss was the largest female leatherback turtle in the leatherback recovery project.Did you know the deer you see around St. John actually got here by swimming over from St. Thomas; there are about 30 different species of crabs on the island, or that no one truly knows how long sea turtles in the Virgin Islands live? These are just...
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Senator Craig Barshinger shows where dredge material is being stored on the Enighed Pond commercial port project.A town meeting giving residents the opportunity to question V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) and V.I. Public Works Department (PWD) officials on issues such as the Enighed Pond Project and downtown parking, was resumed by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger on Friday, October 28....
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The Julius E. Sprauve School 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Westin Resort Friday, November 4, brought together graduates, educators and friends of the island school to celebrate its history and legacy. Among the large group in attendance were: above, left to right, Clemena Duncan, Evans William, Elaine Jacobs, Lucinda Parsons, Celebration Committee Chairwoman Faye Fredericks, Rosa Samuel, and JESS...
The V.I. Police Department has released little information about the horrific homicide, brutal assault and arson early Saturday morning, October 29 in Grunwald. Well-known and well-liked local painter, sailor and builder David Geiger was found dead and his teenage son Nathan was severely wounded in the attack which sent waves of grief and shock throughout the community. “No...
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