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January 8th, 2019
Bryan Jr. now officially the 9th Governor of USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

EMANCIPATION GARDEN, St Thomas, USVI - Albert Bryan Jr, on Monday, January 7, 2019, took the Oath of Office as the ninth elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), capping off a momentous journey that was years in the making.

January 7th, 2019
Bryan Jr inauguration as 9th USVI Governor today, Jan 7, 2019

EMANCIPATION GARDEN, St Thomas, USVI - At about 10:30 AM today Monday, January 7, 2019, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) will have a new Governor.

January 6th, 2019
Jewellery store owner killed in ambush robbery

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - The owner of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) jewellery store, Panache Jewellers was shot to death near the entrance of Mount Welcome on Saturday, January 5, 2019, according to USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

December 31st, 2018
Over 1,200 applied for work with Bryan Administration

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - About 1,200 individuals in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have submitted their resumes in search of work with the incoming Bryan administration, Richard Motta, the transition team’s Press Secretary told The Consortium this morning, December 31, 2018.

December 29th, 2018
Medicinal marijuana bill passes USVI legislature

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Senator Positive T. A. Nelson’s medicinal marijuana bill—after being introduced in the 31st Legislature and facing seemingly insurmountable odds—was voted favourably on Friday, December 28, 2018, during the 32nd body’s last session.

December 19th, 2018
Seaborne flight averts crash with emergency landing in St. Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — A Seaborne Airlines seaplane that left St. Thomas for St. Croix this afternoon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, landed safely on St. Croix after Pilots identified a technical issue with the plane, Seaborne Airlines told The Consortium in a statement today.

December 10th, 2018
USVI Attorney General Claude Walker resigns

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Attorney General, Claude Walker has resigned, The VI Consortium has learned. Mr Walker, who served from August 2015, resigned on Friday, December 8, 2018, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

December 9th, 2018
Man shot dead in USVI store parking lot

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix - The United States Virgin Islands Police Department (USVIPD), has designated a fatal shooting—that occurred late morning, Saturday, December 8, 2018—in the parking lot of the Gallows Bay Hardware Store, as a targeted assassination-style murder.

December 5th, 2018
Report: 59% USVI children lived in single-parent homes in 2014

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - According to the 2016 USVI Kids Count Data Book published by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (C.F.V.I) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, as of 2014, more than half of the territory’s children — 59 percent— were living in single-parent homes, even as the number of children in married-parent families increased to 39 percent.

December 3rd, 2018
4 Guyanese plead guilty to 3,769kg cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, December 3, 2018, that Mohamed Hoseain, age 70, and Richard La Cruz, age 51, both of Guyana, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2018, in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.

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