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August 16th, 2018
Fmr USVI Senator found guilty of wire fraud & embezzling Gov’t funds

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI — Wayne James, 56, formerly elected to the 28th United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Legislature, was found guilty by a federal jury of wire fraud and theft of federal program funds, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today, August 16, 2018.

August 5th, 2018
USVI Democratic upset: Albert Bryan Jr & Tregenza A. Roach wins

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The political establishment in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Democratic Party was shaken, as a the winner was announced to go ‘head to head’ with Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, in the November 6, 2018, Election for Governor.

August 4th, 2018
USVI Democrats vote team to challenge Gov Mapp in Nov Gubernatorial elections

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Democrats from St Croix, St Thomas and St John vote for the Democrat’s standard bearer today Saturday August 4, 2018, to choose a team to challenge incumbent Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp and Osbert E. Potter, currently seeking another four-year term in office.

July 28th, 2018
Pipe bomb device confirmed to be a dud

VI CONSORTIUM

ST CROIX, USVI — A device that sat in the middle of the road on Friday morning near Joe’s Bar & Grill in the Sunny Isle Annex, causing a scare and mass confusion on St. Croix, was determined to be a dud by federal technicians, VIPD Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Friday afternoon.

June 23rd, 2018
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates make their case @ forum

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — Who will be the best Democrat to face Governor Kenneth Mapp and the independent challengers in the general election? Ask any of the three men vying for the Democratic nomination during the August 4th primary, and they would boast about themselves, their past and present accomplishments and leadership skills to lead the territory into the future.

June 6th, 2018
LGBT ‘pride parade’ scheduled for Saturday June 9, 2018 on St. Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A furor raged on Virgin Islands social media circles on Tuesday, June 6, 2018, more specifically St. Croix, after it became widely known that a parade to celebrate Virgin Islanders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018, from the Frederiksted Pier to Dorsch Beach, where the first St. Croix “Rainbow Games” will also be held, according to the event’s organizers.

June 3rd, 2018
Ex DPNR Officer Gerald Mercer guilty of cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Officer Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in federal court on Thursday, May 31, 2018, before District Judge Curtis Gomez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 and not more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today.

May 28th, 2018
Man shot dead near vegetable market in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot several times in the upper body on Sunday night, May 27, 2018 in Frederiksted, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

May 21st, 2018
Man & woman from USVI shot in Gertrude restaurant parking lot

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A man and a woman were shot in the parking lot of Gertrude’s Restaurant located on Hess Road in Castle Coakley in the wee hours of Saturday, May 19, 2018, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced late Saturday.

May 15th, 2018
Minimum wage goes up to $10.50 on June 1, 2018 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) minimum wage is set to see its final phased increase to $10.50 per hour as part of a bill ratified by the 32nd Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.



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