ST. CROIX - Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 34-year-old man charged with assaulting and choking a woman almost to death Friday.
William Thelusma of Sion Hill appeared Tuesday before V.I. Superior Court Judge Robert Molloy, this time for a hearing on a motion seeking release on bail and setting conditions in the case in which he is charged with second-degree assault; simple assault; attempted murder; and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.
ST. THOMAS - A Smith Bay home was destroyed in a fire Monday afternoon, but no one was injured.
A unit from the V.I. Fire Service's Lima Company responded to a report of a structural fire about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Smith Bay community.
Ten firefighters arrived on scene initially, at which point the home was completely engulfed in flames, according to Fire Service Assistant Director Daryl George.
ST. THOMAS - V.I. Police issued a statement late Tuesday asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 9-year-old boy.
Tenaji Wheatley was staying at a residence in Estate Fortuna when he went missing Tuesday about 11 a.m.
He is 4 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 80 pounds and was wearing a lime green shirt, khaki cargo shorts and camouflage slippers, according to police. He has a medium brown complexion and a low afro hairstyle.
ST. THOMAS - The territory's 2013 Gross Domestic Product was released Tuesday, showing an overall drop by 5.4 percent compared with 2012.
The drop is less of a decrease than the year before, when the GDP fell by 13 percent compared with the prior year.
The main source of the decline continues to be HOVENSA's closure in early 2012, according to government officials.
"The petroleum refining is the big driver in the numbers," Bureau of Economic Analysis Acting Director Brian Moyer said Tuesday.
St. Croix Senate
1. Dwight Nicholson
2. Robert Moorhead
3. Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly
4. Diane Capehart
5. Kevin Romain
6. Arthur Brown Jr.
7. Naomi Joseph
8. Kurt Vialet
9. Arthur Joseph
10. Alicia Hansen
11. Linus Louis Lacane
12. Terrence Nelson
13. Malcolm McGregor
14. Kenneth Gittens
15. Neville James
16. Miguel Quionones Jr.
17. Jamila Russell
18. Ignacio Llanos III
19. Novelle Francis Jr.
20. Sammuel Sanes
ST. CROIX - Candidates on St. Croix drew lots Tuesday to decide their positions on the ballot for the General Election in November, while their counterparts in the St. Thomas-St. John District will have to wait until Thursday to do the same.
The lots cast on Tuesday determined placement on the ballot only for the 20 candidates in the St. Croix District senatorial race and the five individuals seeking seats to the St. Croix Board of Elections.