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August 3rd, 2019
Ex-cop gets 61 years for double homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - Francis Williams, the former police officer found guilty for the murder of two of his colleagues, Officer Lesha Lammy, 30, and Kai Javois, 28, was sentenced to 61 years in prison for his crimes by VI Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks.

July 29th, 2019
Gunmen open fire on crowded St Croix beach; 6 injured

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — What was otherwise a fun-filled day in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) at the popular “Floatopia” beach event on Sunday, July 28, 2019 came to an abrupt end when gunfire erupted in a dense crowd during the nighttime, sending a mass of people running for their lives as the gunmen made their way from the event to the streets, shooting through the throngs and injuring innocent individuals who attended the summer beach party.

July 27th, 2019
Suspect in USVI Festival Village Murder found guilty

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — Jurors empanelled for the murder trial of Angel Parrilla, Jr., were not convinced by his claim of self-defence and convicted him of murder, assault and weapons charges in connection with a 2018 killing during the Frederiksted Festival activities, the USVIPD Department of Justice said Friday.

July 23rd, 2019
Tim Duncan returns to San Antonio Spurs as Assistant Coach

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Legendary NBA player Timothy Theodore Duncan’s (Tim) days with the San Antonio Spurs just received a new lease on life — only this time it is not as power forward on the basketball court, but as assistant coach of the Spurs team, serving under current head coach Gregg C. Popovich.

July 13th, 2019
Missing woman found decomposing in SUV

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — A 47-year-old woman who was reported missing by her husband on Friday at about 11:36 a.m., was found dead, locked in her vehicle, in the Sunny Isle parking lot Saturday afternoon, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium following an inquiry.

July 3rd, 2019
UPDATE: USVI Judge rules in Black landowner’s favour

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— An important and landmark victory was handed down in the Superior Court on June 2, 2019 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) by Judge Jomo Meade to Bernard Cuffy, which will cement moving forward how land disputes relative to right of way (ROW) are handled in the [US] Virgin Islands for subdivision property owners.

June 26th, 2019
Black landowner in USVI says White neighbours preventing him access

VI CONSORTIUM

CLAIRMONT, St Croix, USVI- — “I thought you were going to smash. So Smash! This is what you guys created and I will deal with it. You created this!”

June 24th, 2019
3 injured during shootout near popular St Croix beach

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Three men were on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2019, injured during a shootout across the street from Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the popular tourist destination that is always dense with beachgoers both local and foreign on Sundays.

June 23rd, 2019
USVI Police hunting man who shot dogs

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - The USVIPD is on the hunt for a man who was witnessed shooting two dogs, badly injuring both of them, Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

June 21st, 2019
USVI man allegedly chokes girlfriend for ending relationship

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man was arrested Tuesday June 18, 2019 after he was reported to police by an ex-girlfriend for strangling her, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

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