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January 18th, 2020
Man shot dead outside bakery in broad daylight

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — A young man was shot to death outside the Thomas Bakery in Castle Coakley near Sunny Isle, the USVIPD has confirmed to the Consortium.

January 15th, 2020
UPDATE: Murder accused Andraes Norford had escaped HMP after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Andraes Norford, the St Kitts national charged for the murder of a man days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands had escaped Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) following the hurricane and allegedly used the opportunity to commit the heinous act.

January 9th, 2020
Paraquita Bay shooter a prime suspect in Tyrone Thomas' murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dee Dijion Hodge was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) when he made his maiden appearance before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, for the Paraquita Bay shooting incident on Friday, January 3, 2020, which left him nursing a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

January 7th, 2020
Dijon Hodge charged in shooting incident @ Bouncer’s Bar

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – One male has been charged in relation to the late night shooting incident on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Bouncer’s Bar in Paraquita Bay, Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 4th, 2020
UPDATE: Police probing Paraquita Bay shooting

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), Police investigators have confirmed a late-night shooting that occurred last evening, Friday, January 3, 2020, in the Paraquita Bay area which resulted in one man being shot to the abdomen.

January 3rd, 2020
No one can save us but ourselves

Moleto A. Smith Jr (St Thomas, USVI resident)

Recently, I attended the funeral service of the husband of one of my employees.

He was gunned down about 3 weeks ago in Hospital Ground on St Thomas. From all accounts he was well-respected, ambitious, hard working and an entrepreneur with a passion to teach young people his trade. He was only 32 years. He leaves a wife and 3 young children. Sad. Tragic. Senseless.

January 2nd, 2020
Teen reportedly shoots self accidentally on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — A 15-year old male was wounded from a gunshot early Tuesday morning, December 31, 2019 near the Crucian Christmas Festival Village in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced.

December 23rd, 2019
6 shot, 3 dead in St Thomas weekend shootings

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) experienced a wave of violent crime over the weekend, including a shooting incident at the Starz Hotel that left four people shot and two dead.

December 21st, 2019
Unsolved: Police still hunting ‘Bushman’ killer/s

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four years after his death, detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator/s responsible for the murder of 28-year-old David N. James aka ‘Bushman’.

December 17th, 2019
19-year-old charged for allegedly shooting 16-year-old near day care

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 19-year-old Huntums Ghut man, Deschon Hodge, allegedly fired multiple gunshots, injuring a 16-year-old male in the process, while parents were picking up their infants from a day care in Huntums Ghut, Tortola, in a heavily trafficked area last Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

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