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October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Saturday, September 30, 2017 issued a statement on the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the US Virgin Islands (USVI), his administration’s efforts — along with that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — in responding to the storms, and his vision for a USVI that is more prepared to face the ever-growing threat of super storms.

September 3rd, 2017
Edwin & USVI routed by USA in Americup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Men’s Basketball team, featuring Deon J. Edwin, were soundly defeated by the United States, 90-62, on Saturday September 2, 2017 and will go on to play Mexico in the 3rd/4th place play off in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

February 8th, 2017
LIAT cuts flights to USVI, Dominica & Guadeloupe

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — LIAT, the Antigua-based Caribbean airline company announced on Tuesday February 7, 2017 that come March, its flights to and from the US Virgin Islands will no longer be available, as well as flights between Guadeloupe and Dominica.

January 25th, 2017
First-degree rape reported on St Thomas, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE St Thomas, USVI- — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Tuesday January 24, 2017 revealed that it was investigating a first-degree rape incident that the force says occurred Tuesday at about 5:25 A.M. in Estate Frydenhoj, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

January 4th, 2017
US Virgin Islanders should continue fight for full US citizenship in 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As the US Virgin Islands commemorates 100 years as part of the United States, and its residents US citizens, Virgin Islanders should be able to vote for President and have voting representation in Congress.

December 23rd, 2016
Mentally ill man beats mother to death in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A mentally ill man has beaten his mother to death in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on December 22, 2016.

October 14th, 2016
Robbery victim pistol-whipped, left with broken teeth in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man told police in the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday October 12, 2016 that he was robbed of his belongings and assaulted by an unknown assailant, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman made known via press release on Thursday October 13, 2016.

October 10th, 2016
Plastic bag ban bill now law in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp formally signed his proposal to reduce litter and protect marine life into law late Friday October 7, 2016, Government House announced Sunday afternoon October 9, 2016.



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