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July 25th, 2016
Mostly empathy for Plaskett following leaked video

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Following the release of a private video of Stacey E. Plaskett videoing her naked husband with their young child in the background, an event Ms Plaskett has since described as a playful family moment, multiple former and hopeful local politicians have issued statements, most condemning the leak and one — Republican Delegate to Congress contender Gordon P. Ackley — condemning Ms Plaskett instead, even while admitting that he hadn’t seen the video.

July 21st, 2016
Video of Stacey E. Plaskett & naked husband leaked online

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A bizarre video showing the husband of US Virgin Islands’ Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, Jonathan Buckney-Small, who was being recorded by the congresswoman, naked, wearing eye shadow and lipstick, has leaked online; forcing Mrs Plaskett, a first-term delegate to Congress, to issue a press release condemning the leak of what she described as a “private playful video,” and assailed the perpetrators for what she deemed “a new low in Virgin Islands polit

July 14th, 2016
USVI felon found with firearm sentenced to 50 months in prison

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Tuesday July 12, 2016 sentenced Misael Melendez, aka ‘Salao’, 50, to 50 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

July 11th, 2016
USVI police arrest suspect in Lagoon double homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police have detained a man suspected of being involved in the Sunday July 10, 2016 double homicide on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium this afternoon, July 11, 2016.

July 10th, 2016
Shooting in USVI leaves 1 dead; 16-year-old wounded

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A drive-by shooting in Clifton Hill in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday night, July 9, 2016 left one man dead and another injured, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced late Sunday, July 10, 2016.

July 10th, 2016
Judge extends Order against Gov Mapp for 2 more weeks

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Federal Judge Curtis Gomez on Friday July 8, 2016 extended a two-week restraining order against US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp by two more weeks, preventing the territory’s leader from replacing Judge Michael C. Dunston with Judge Harold A. Willocks as presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court.

July 6th, 2016
Police confiscate 8 guns following fight @ USVI nightclub

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande had a clear message for violent criminals on July 5, 2016: Terrorise this island, and the [U.S.]Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) will come for you.

June 27th, 2016
USVI Police arrest man allegedly involved in boardwalk robbery

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release that police arrested Pernell Towers, 30, at approximately 1:32 a.m. on Sunday June 26, 2016 in connection with a recent robbery incident that occurred on the Boardwalk in downtown Christiansted, St Croix.

June 23rd, 2016
Plaskett joins US House Democrats in protest against gun violence

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett joined with House Democrats on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016 on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.

June 22nd, 2016
Minimum wage increase to $8.35 takes effect in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.





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