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August 25th, 2016
Elderly woman dies after rock slams into car on St Croix

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — An elderly woman died two hours after being removed from a dodge minivan that she was driving up Rattan Hill, St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.

August 24th, 2016
USVI Delegate to Congress wants Action Plan for gun violence

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett said in a statement on Tuesday August 23, 2016 that the US Virgin Islands should implement a territorial action plan in its efforts to curb gun violence, noting the high level of homicides that have persisted over the years, and the failure of piecemeal efforts by both public and private organisations to put a dent in it.

August 23rd, 2016
2 dead in vehicular accidents on St Croix

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two vehicular accidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday August 22, 2016— one early in the morning and the other at about 7:00 P.M. — have left two victims dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed.

August 22nd, 2016
VIPD laments inability to track police vehicles following officers’ deaths

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 17th, 2016
Stalker’s proposal for marriage was turned down by now deceased officer

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Details presaging the homicide deaths of police officers Lesha Lammy and Kai Javoi, as made available in court documents in the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) probable cause case against police officer Francis Williams, sheds light on how the VIPD was able to secure a $50,000 bond and arraignment on a stalking charge against Mr Williams, who is now on leave.

August 12th, 2016
UPDATE: Identities of slain VIPD officers revealed

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Police Commissioner Delroy Richards took to a podium at Government House Thursday evening, August 11, 2016 to address the people of the territory following news that two off-duty police officers had been slain Wednesday night at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted.

August 11th, 2016
USVI police on hunt for man accused of raping minor

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FEDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is on the hunt for a man who allegedly raped a minor, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release Tuesday, August 9 2016.

August 9th, 2016
Elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease reported missing in USVI

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating an 83-year-old man, who police say was reported missing on August 5, 2016.

August 8th, 2016
Plaskett defeats Russell in USVI Democratic primary elections

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett easily defeated contender Ronald E. Russell, former senator and practicing attorney who mounted a campaign against Ms Plaskett hoping to unseat the freshman congresswoman in Saturday’s, August 6, 2016, primary election.

August 2nd, 2016
Mapp approves $1M appropriation for St Croix hotel project

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp approved Bill No. 31-0375, repealing Act No. 7730 relating to the appropriation of $1M in connection with the litigation between the Government of the [US] Virgin Islands and the former owners of HOVENSA, and re-appropriating the $1M to the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority (P.F.A.) for professional services, studies, project development and expenses related to the St. Croix Brand Hotel Project.

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