ST. THOMAS - A St. Croix man has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitives list.
The Marshals Service says J'Wa Charlery, 19, is wanted in connection with the execution-style murder of a New York woman in Richmond, Va., last year.
"He's from St. Croix, born and raised," said Supervisory Inspector Kevin Connolly, a marshal who is involved in the U.S. investigation. "He's a fairly ruthless individual. He's very dangerous," Connolly said.
Police on St. Croix are looking for a woman who was first reported missing in May.
The family of Wanda Rivas, 47, said she last was seen about 6:30 p.m. May 18 in the vicinity of The Ice Cream Shoppe, in the Sunny Isle Shopping Center.
Rivas was wearing a red, blue and white striped blouse with blue jeans. Rivas, who is Hispanic, is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds, and she has black hair and brown eyes, police said.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday rejected an application for an extension of EDC benefits by Carambola Golf Club on St. Croix.
It is the fourth disapproval of an application for the Economic Development Authority's tax incentive program Mapp has made since he took office.
As the basis for his disapproval, the governor cited the golf course's request to reduce the number of required employees - from 39 to 18 - to cut back on the amount of health care it was required to provide and a waiver of all compliance issues.
ST. THOMAS - The Estate Mandahl waste bin site, which was closed in February, continues its transformation as one the V.I. Waste Management Authority's manned garbage drop-off sites.
When it reopens later this year, the waste bin site near the entrance to Mahogany Run will look completely different, have set hours of operation and be closely monitored.
Once the new trash collection center is open, the Waste Management Authority will remove the bins currently at Peterborg.
SAN JUAN - In the face of a prolonged drought that is intensifying and affecting the entire Caribbean region, Puerto Rico has extended austere water rationing measures to new cities.
Other Caribbean islands also are struggling with drought.
Jamaica also recently imposed water restrictions, and the British Virgin Islands government said Thursday that it had to ship 30,000 gallons of water from Tortola to Virgin Gorda.
William Houston Evans
William Houston Evans, 81, of Eustis, Fla., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Born in Augusta, Ga., he met his wife, Helen, on the beach on St. Thomas in 1958. After marrying, they moved to the island in 1960 where they raised their children and Bill enjoyed a successful career in real estate development and hotel operations. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, the first Montessori School in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the first Virgin Islands Junior Tennis Program.