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December 5th, 2019
USVI Governor wants to legalise marijuana to raise urgently needed funds

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CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Governor Albert Bryan Jr believes legalising marijuana for recreational use in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) could provide enough funding to save the Government Employees’ Retirement System (G.E.R.S), the beleaguered, government-run pension plan that is on life support and is projected to collapse in a few years.

November 16th, 2019
St Croix man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

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St. Croix - Collin Gomes, 26, of St. Croix on Thursday, November 14, 2019, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

November 12th, 2019
9-year-old boy fatally shot in head in USVI

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A 9-year-old boy was shot in the head and died shortly after on Monday night, November 11, 2019, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has confirmed.

November 7th, 2019
VI pays tribute to roots reggae legend Vaughn Benjamin

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [British] Virgin Islands has joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of a man they referred to as a “roots reggae legend” and “spiritual father”, Mr Vaughn Benjamin, a resident of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

November 5th, 2019
Customs & Border Protection seized $44M in narcotics in USVI & PR

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a summary on November 4, 2019 of fiscal year (FY) 2019 border enforcement efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

October 24th, 2019
USVI man chokes slam girlfriend on bed causing it to break

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 arrested a man who allegedly went to his girlfriend’s Watergut apartment, choked her until she could no longer breathe, then slammed her on a bed causing the bed to break.

October 23rd, 2019
Man missing on St Croix since Sept. 19, 2019

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man who on September 18, 2019 returned to St Croix from Massachusetts to be with his family, on September 19, 2019 went missing and hasn’t been seen since, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

October 17th, 2019
UPDATE: USVI mother & boyfriend charged for murder of 4-yr-old

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Delicia Daniel, 29, and her boyfriend, Kyle Christopher, 22, were both charged with first-degree murder and other charges during their advisement hearing on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in connection with the death of 4-year-old Aaron Benjamin, Jr., who was found dead in his mother’s Lorraine Village housing community apartment on Friday, according to [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

October 15th, 2019
USVI man allegedly beats wife, takes her cellphone & house keys

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman told police on Friday, October 11, 2019 that her estranged husband assaulted her, took her house keys and cellphone and fled the area, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

October 12th, 2019
Wanted sex offender arrested in St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

St Croix, USVI - Attorney General Denise George on Friday October 11, 2019, announced the arrest of 36-six-year-old Daniel Cove, a registered sex offender who was arrested Thursday by Superior Court Marshals at the Village Rehabilitation Center in Sion Hill on St. Croix.

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