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February 24th, 2017
St Croix woman guilty of extortion conspiracy against jewelry store

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — A federal jury in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday February 23, 2017 found Aracelis N. Ayala a/k/a “Gordita” a/k/a “Fluff,” 34, guilty of one count of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of robbery in the first degree, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

February 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp wants to shut down gov’t for 1 day every 2 weeks

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.

February 22nd, 2017
3 St Croix women jailed for kidnapping & assaulting female victim

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Three women who kidnapped, assaulted and robbed a female victim on Monday night, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) were arrested and jailed for their alleged crimes, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release on February 21, 2017.

February 21st, 2017
Podium finishes for three VI Optimist sailors @ Crucian Open

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seven Team Virgin Islands Optimist sailors from the Royal BVI Yacht Club travelled to compete in the 2017 Crucian Open at the St Croix Yacht Club, from February 18-19, 2017.

February 20th, 2017
One dead, another critically injured in St Croix vehicle accident

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A young woman lost her life this morning, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) while her friend, who was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle that they were traveling in — an old, red Suzuki Vitara — was said to be in critical condition, The Virgin Islands Consortium has learned.

February 12th, 2017
USVI men accused of shooting @ family, including children, jailed

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix— Two of three men accused of shooting at a woman, her boyfriend and the woman’s children who were riding bicycles while the family gathered outside their apartment in the Marley Housing Community in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), were arrested, charged and jailed, [US] Virgin Islands Police Force (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Saturday, February 11, 2017.

February 10th, 2017
Shootings in STT & St Croix leave 2 victims injured

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Separate shooting incidents in St Thomas and St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 left two victims with gunshot wounds, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) announced Thursday, February 9, 2017. Both victims were shot in the left leg.

February 9th, 2017
Constitution has to be amended before USVI can vote for president

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonya M. Sotomayor, who was invited to the US Virgin Islands (USVI) by the District Court of the Virgin Islands and is hosting events on St Thomas and St Croix dubbed, “An Evening with the Honourable Sonya Sotomayor”, spoke to a packed room at the Juan F. Luis Hospital Cardiac Center on Wednesday night February 8, 2017.

February 8th, 2017
LIAT cuts flights to USVI, Dominica & Guadeloupe

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — LIAT, the Antigua-based Caribbean airline company announced on Tuesday February 7, 2017 that come March, its flights to and from the US Virgin Islands will no longer be available, as well as flights between Guadeloupe and Dominica.

February 7th, 2017
Woman shot multiple times on St Croix

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman was shot multiple times in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Febuary 5, 2017 in Golden Rock, near the John F. Kennedy Housing Community in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.



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