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Proving elected government officials are not immune to crime, Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger was the latest victim of the burglary and home invasion crime wave hitting St. John. Senator Barshinger found his house had been ransacked when he returned home on Monday night, November 14, after a full day senate session on St. Thomas. “I returned to St....
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Pat Mahoney proudly displays the medal she earned for finishing the 2005 New York City Marathon.Longtime St. John resident Pat Mahoney has accomplished something at the age of 60 that many people could not do at any age. Not only did she enter to run in the New York City marathon this October, she finished the race. And not...
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A message to the community of St. John from the Geiger Family.
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The Grande Bay Resort request to rezone a 0.28-acre Cruz Bay parcel from W-1 to R-4 was approved Thursday, November 10 by the V.I. Senate, clearing the way for the final 14 units of the project towering over Cruz Bay beach. The approval of the rezoning request came just one day after four owners of a neighboring property –...
V.I. Police Department officers were slow to respond to a Sunday night, November 6 armed robbery at Island Blues Restaurant in Coral Bay because no officers were stationed at the nearby substation. Island Blues was robbed by two masked gunmen around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night and calls to the V.I.P.D. Coral Bay substation were unanswered. ...
Coral Bay residents are questioning the effectiveness of a V.I. Police Department substation in the area when the office is often left unstaffed. A Saturday morning, November 5, attack by a streetperson on a resident out for a walk and an armed robbery on Sunday night, November 6, at Island Blues restaurant, both drew no response from the recently-dedicated...
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Gunman waited for guests to drive down the driveway of Orchid Villa, above, before approaching and demanding all of their possessions.The recent armed robbery of two tourists outside of their rental villa in Klein Bay highlights the issue of escalating crime on a once peaceful island and the need to alert visitors to potentially dangerous situations. The tourists...
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Nathan photographed with his father David Geiger.The V.I. Police Department did not secure the Grunwald scene of the gruesome murder of David Geiger, horrifying beating of his teenage son Nathan and arson the night following the crime on Saturday, October 29, according to witnesses. Neighbors found 14-year-old Nathan badly beaten around 4 a.m. on October 29 and were able...
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $10,000 reward for information related to the September 2 Close Reach Imports arson. “The early morning fire heavily damaged the two-story building, located at Meada’s Plaza, Cruz Bay, St. John, causing an estimated damage of $200,000,” according to an ATF press release. The reward money...
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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....
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