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September 4th, 2016
USVI to invest over $2M in tourism for next 3 months


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- To help strengthen the territory’s position as a premier warm weather destination and to address growing competition in the travel and tourism industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will aggressively execute its overall marketing strategy by investing more than $2 million over the next three months to ensure the territory is a top-of-mind choice for travelers during the fall and the upcoming 2016-2017 winter season.

August 31st, 2016
Zika cases in USVI rise to 243


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The Department of Health in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) late Tuesday August 30, 2016 made known that it recorded 50 news cases of the Zika virus in its latest report, bringing the territory’s total to 243.

August 15th, 2016
Shooting in St Croix leaves two victims wounded


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Two individuals were shot during an incident that occurred at the ballpark in Estate Profit, St Croix, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium today August 15, 2016.

July 31st, 2016
Innocent bystander shot dead in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE St Thomas, USVI — Forty people have died so far by homicide in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this year, four of which were vehicular. The latest incident, which occurred in the wee hours of Saturday morning, July 30, 2016, left an innocent bystander — a female St Thomian who was only 20 years old — dead during a shooting that she had no involvement in.

June 28th, 2016
This is the kind of firepower on the streets of the USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department says it’s working to get guns off the streets. Have a look of at least one of the weapons officers recovered in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands between Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2016 (in photo).

June 15th, 2016
2 new Zika cases recorded in USVI today, bringing count to 26


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - There were two new cases of the Zika virus in the USVI according to the Department of Health and the weekly Zika report, bringing the total count territory-wide to 26. Of the new cases, one was recorded in St. Thomas and the other in St. Croix.

April 25th, 2016
US should apologise to USVI for past sin- USVI Senator 'Positive' Nelson


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs hearing held on Thursday April 21, 2016, Terrence A. 'Positive' Nelson, the veteran Independent Citizens Movement (I.C.M.) senator, said the United States should apologise for its sin of purchasing the territory from Denmark without giving [US] Virgin Islanders input in determining their destiny, a wrongdoing he said Denmark is guilty of as well.

April 15th, 2016
'Bomb threat' on VI & USVI may not be credible- VITEMA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The (US) Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) believes the alleged plot to blow up the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, Virgin Islands as well as airports in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) may not be credible and its ports continue to operate at the normal level of security with no changes in scheduled flights into and out of the territory.

April 10th, 2016
New Passport Code will result in need for Visa for USVI travel- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (British) and the United States Virgin Islands have enjoyed a long standing relationship based on the same culture, family ties, religion and the ability of freedom of movement.

April 9th, 2016
Under pressure USVI's Mapp Admin changes tune on retro pay


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, VI - At an impromptu press conference called by Government House on behalf of the Office of Collective Bargaining, the Kenneth E. Mapp administration of the US Virgin Islands changed its tune on retroactive pay for government employees, with Chief Labor Negotiator Natalie Tang How stating yesterday April 8, 2016 that all government employees would receive their salary increases that the governor promised earlier this year.


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