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December 24th, 2015
Visa pages in US passports to end Jan 1, 2016

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERICKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Osbert E. Potter is advising the community that the U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016, according to a press release issued on Wednesday December 23, 2015.

December 15th, 2015
4 shot between Mon afternoon & Tues morn Dec 15, 2015 in St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

ESTATE LA GRANGE, St Croix, USVI- Four people were shot between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, with the first incident occurring at about 3:28 pm yesterday afternoon, December 14, 2015 in Estate La Grange, while the other took place at about 1:00 a.m. this morning.

December 2nd, 2015
USVI Gov Kenneth E. Mapp unveils landmark Hovensa agreement

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp unveiled a landmark agreement that would immediately net the Government of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) $220 million in cash at closing, up to $9 million to settle a legal claim, and up to $6 million for asphalt storage — bringing to a close a protracted battle that began with the refinery’s closing in 2012, and a failed attempt at acquisition by Atlantic Basin Refining, Inc. in December of last year.

November 29th, 2015
3 shot, 1 grazed in drive-by shooting on St Croix highway

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — Three men were shot last night November 28, 2015 and a bullet grazed another during a drive-by shooting incident that occurred just after 9:00 p.m., Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, Sr. confirmed to The Consortium. Two of the four men are currently in serious condition, Mr. Richards revealed.

November 28th, 2015
USVI residents warned by Govt Dept to stay away from all beaches there

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources, citing heavy rainfall this week, has warned residents through a press release issued this afternoon to stay all from all the territory’s waters until further notice.

November 21st, 2015
Scorched body found inside burning vehicle in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

BETTY’S HOPE, St Croix, USVI — A scorched body was discovered inside a vehicle that was set on fire in Estate Betty’s Hope in the vicinity of the former Texaco site, VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Friday November 20, 2015.

October 31st, 2015
Gospel singer Marvin L. Sapp apologises to St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX — Marvin Louis Sapp has been feeling the heat of his decision to not attend an event here last Friday, after his luggage was mistakenly sent to Utah by Delta Airlines, a carrier that Mr. Sapp has over 3 million frequent flyer miles with.

September 6th, 2015
State of emergency declared following shootings on St Croix

ST THOMAS SOURCE

Retaliation. Retaliation. Retaliation.

And it did not stop Saturday. As reporters gathered at Government House for a press conference with acting Gov. Osbert E. Potter concerning the tide of violence that had spread across St. Croix, reports came in of another shooting that had just taken place on Queen Mary Highway near the red light by St. Croix Central High School – another car riddled with bullets, another young man hit by several bullets and in serious condition.

August 4th, 2015
UPDATE: St Moose victory marred by Break Up The Game injury

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The 8th running of the Premier’s Cup at the Ellis Thomas Downs on Tuesday August 4, 2015 was won by St Moose, but the race will go down in the history books for sadder reasons.

April 30th, 2015
Wins for VI’s Duff & Lettsome in Cruzan Open Regatta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ sailors Ryan Lettsome and Rayne Duff were in winners’ row when the Cruzan Open Regatta was held on April 25-26, 2015 in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.

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