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February 16th, 2018
VITEMA Director summoned to USVI senate while in church

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Mona L. Barnes, the [US] Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director, rebuked lawmakers who make up the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, while explaining at length in a prepared testimony, why she missed a Senate hearing after she was subpoenaed to attend (Ms Barnes said she was not served the first time she was subpoenaed).

February 8th, 2018
Class action suit filed against USVI insurance companies

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator Alicia Hansen aka 'Chucky' and well-known attorney Lee J. Rohn have teamed up for a class action lawsuit on behalf of US Virgin Islanders who have allegedly been mistreated by insurance companies following hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mrs Hansen’s office announced Saturday February 3, 2018.

January 30th, 2018
Woman stabs male friend with knife on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) late Monday, January 29, 2018 reported multiple incidents that occurred throughout the territory, one which involved unauthorised possession of ammunition, and two others involving assault.

January 28th, 2018
USVI Gov Mapp wants to be remembered as hard worker who ‘claps back’

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Kenneth E. Mapp said in an interview with The Consortium on Thursday January 25, 2018, that if he’s disrespected on social media, he’d probably respond in kind, stating that while he sought the role of governor and expected to be criticized, being derided in certain derogatory terms, including racist slights, would not go unanswered.

January 19th, 2018
No US voting rights for USVI, PR & Guam, US Court rules

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Last Thursday, January 18, 2018 the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against expanding territorial voting rights in Segovia v. United States, according to We The People Project, a non-profit that advocates for equal rights and representation in US territories.

January 18th, 2018
Moleto A. Smith Jr to run for USVI Governor for second time

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Others have done it before, who had deep roots in the Virgin Islands (VI), and went on to be governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and Lieutenant Governor.

January 12th, 2018
Anti-doping bill for USVI horse racing industry now law

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Acting Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Osbert E. Potter has advised Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the action he has taken on several legislative bills, including measures that should allow a $30 million private investment in the USVI's horse racing industry to move forward.

January 8th, 2018
USVI police arrest suspect in shooting that injured 3 persons

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man who police believe fired multiple shots with an automatic weapon at a vehicle whose occupants were a father and his 4 and 5-year-old children, is now in police custody, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Sunday, January 7, 2018.

January 2nd, 2018
USVI holds off on burning hurricane debris

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Department of Planning and Natural Resources in a release issued Friday December 29, 2017 made known that it had issued the permits for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct air curtain incineration of debris in the territory.

December 26th, 2017
Christmas Day accident leaves one dead on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man died early Monday morning, December 25, 2017 during an accident that occurred on the Melvin Evans Highway a half mile away from the Sunny Isle stoplights on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), according to St Croix Rescue’s David Goodrich who, along with other St Croix Rescue members, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and emergency medical technicians, was on the scene following the fatal accident.





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