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June 23rd, 2016
Plaskett joins US House Democrats in protest against gun violence

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett joined with House Democrats on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016 on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.

June 22nd, 2016
Minimum wage increase to $8.35 takes effect in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.

June 18th, 2016
USVI Gov Mapp removes Presiding Judge Dunston

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FREDERICKSTED, St Croix, USVI - USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday June 17, 2016 announced the appointment of Judge Harold A. Willocks to serve as presiding judge of the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Judge Willocks will replace current Presiding Judge Michael C. Dunston.

June 14th, 2016
US House approves federal control board for Puerto Rico

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ST CROIX, USVI - The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday by a 297-127 vote to address Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic crisis after several months of contentious debate.

June 14th, 2016
St Croix nightclubs now being patrolled by police

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Nightclubs on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) are now being patrolled by officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department, a move that the force hopes will diminish crime — many of which occur after these establishments shut their doors.

June 10th, 2016
Man robs Bank of St Croix while fitted with monitoring device

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury on St Croix, US Virgin Islands convicted Damian Lang, Sr, 37, of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today.

June 3rd, 2016
USVI police searching for wanted St Croix man

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FREDERIKSTED, St Thomas, USVI- The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in finding a man wanted on domestic violence and assault charges.

June 2nd, 2016
USVI Carnival Races moved to Thursday after J'ouvert

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CHARLOTTE, AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Acting Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Mr Osbert E. Potter announced Wednesday June 1, 2016 that, beginning in 2017, the Virgin Islands Carnival (St Thomas Carnival) horse races will be held on Thursday, following the J’ouvert Morning festivities.

May 20th, 2016
Another bomb threat at Home Depot in USVI turns out as hoax

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Home Depot on St Croix, US Virgin Islands received a bomb threat this morning, May 20, 2016, the second time in 7 months.

May 19th, 2016
Minor injures two with AK47 in St Croix, USVI

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — An assailant who police have identified as a minor, leaped out of some bushes located near the Aureo Diaz basketball court in St Croix, US Virgin Islands and started firing shots at two male victims injuring both of them on May 18, 2016, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has revealed.

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