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

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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 20th, 2016
USVI Gov Mapp says he won’t negotiate with AFT with ‘gun to my head’

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp late Tuesday April 19, 2016 issued a statement following the job action taken by the Federation of Teachers (AFT) union.

April 7th, 2016
Man jailed on St Croix, USVI after striking 2 dogs with machete

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday April 6, 2016 arrested Ala Zatar on charges of animal abuse, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced.

April 4th, 2016
Feds oversight of USVI Public Funds possible if Bill becomes Law

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Delegate to Congress in the USVI Stacey E. Plaskett on Monday April 4, 2016 expressed concern about a bill moving through the halls of Congress aimed at relieving Puerto Rico of the debt crisis that the commonwealth has found itself in.

March 30th, 2016
USVI’s Stacey E. Plaskett speaks out after snubbing trip to Cuba with Obama

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — In a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday March 29, 2016, Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett explained to The Consortium the reasons why she could not attend President Barack H. Obama’s historic trip to Cuba.

March 17th, 2016
USVI Delegate Plaskett snubs President Obama on Cuba trip invitation

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Delegate to Congress in the US Virgin Islands, Stacey E. Plaskett said on Wednesday March 16, 2016 that she has refused an invitation from President Barack H. Obama to take the historic trip to Cuba with him, opting instead to attend a previously scheduled panel discussion on this islands with members of Congress and business executives in the technology sector on March 19, 2016 at the Buccaneer Hotel and Resort.

March 15th, 2016
AK-47 used in St Croix, USVI shootout

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GOOD HOPE, St Croix, USVI — It was just after 8:00 pm on Monday night, March 14, 2016 when contact lines of The Consortium started buzzing with messages of incessant gunshots coming from within Good Hope Condos, a gated community located across the former Good Hope School and just off the Melvin Evans Highway in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands.

March 14th, 2016
Two injured in St Croix, USVI drive-by shooting

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has released the names of the victims injured during Saturday’s, March 12, 2016 drive-by shooting incident that occurred near a Concordia gas station on St Croix, US Virgin Islands.

March 9th, 2016
Argument leads to death of St Croix, USVI man

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A 30-year-old man was shot multiple times on Tuesday night, March 8, 2016 and succumbed to his wounds at the Juan F. Luis Hospital on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016.

March 8th, 2016
USVI to revoke business & driver’s licenses of 25 deadbeat dads

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker made known through a statement issued on Sunday March 6, 2016 that the Department of Justice was in the process of revoking the driver’s and business licenses of 25 delinquent parents — all of them fathers — who had failed to adhere to the Department of Justice’s (D.O.J) call of coming into compliance with the territory’s child support laws.

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