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April 4th, 2019
USVI man faces 5 years, 8M fine for cocaine possession

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ST. CROIX, USVI - Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of St. Croix, has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base “crack” before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.

March 6th, 2019
Guyanese men sentenced following $71M cocaine bust

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ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, March 6, 2019 that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 5, 2019.

January 6th, 2019
Jewellery store owner killed in ambush robbery

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CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - The owner of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) jewellery store, Panache Jewellers was shot to death near the entrance of Mount Welcome on Saturday, January 5, 2019, according to USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

December 19th, 2018
Seaborne flight averts crash with emergency landing in St. Croix

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ST. CROIX, USVI — A Seaborne Airlines seaplane that left St. Thomas for St. Croix this afternoon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, landed safely on St. Croix after Pilots identified a technical issue with the plane, Seaborne Airlines told The Consortium in a statement today.

November 30th, 2018
6 shot, 2 dead in Frederiksted, USVI shootout

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FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI – A shootout on Thursday night, November 29, 2018, near the Lagoon Complex Housing Community, located in Frederiksted – close to the vegetable market near the former Fritz Lawaetz Legislative Building – left two men dead and four others injured.

November 29th, 2018
USVIPD investigating Frederiksted homicide

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FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI – The United States Virgin Islands Police Department’s (USVIPD) Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), is investigating a homicide that occurred near the Marley Housing Community in Frederiksted, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

November 14th, 2018
Mastermind behind cocaine trafficking gets 23 years in jail

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KNIGHT’S BAY, St. Croix, USVI — District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on November 13, 2018, sentenced Sergio Quinones-Davila, age 44, of Orlando, Florida, to 276 months (23 yrs) in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

August 4th, 2018
USVI Democrats vote team to challenge Gov Mapp in Nov Gubernatorial elections

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Democrats from St Croix, St Thomas and St John vote for the Democrat’s standard bearer today Saturday August 4, 2018, to choose a team to challenge incumbent Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp and Osbert E. Potter, currently seeking another four-year term in office.

June 27th, 2018
Man arrested with $100,000 cash & undocumented passengers

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Police and Customs Authorities have reportedly detained a young Virgin Islander, who is alleged to have landed—via a go fast boat—on the western side of Tortola on Monday, June 25, 2018, with $100,000 cash, and two undocumented passengers.

June 23rd, 2018
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates make their case @ forum

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ST. CROIX, USVI — Who will be the best Democrat to face Governor Kenneth Mapp and the independent challengers in the general election? Ask any of the three men vying for the Democratic nomination during the August 4th primary, and they would boast about themselves, their past and present accomplishments and leadership skills to lead the territory into the future.

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