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August 26th, 2017
16-year-old girl allegedly raped by two USVI men

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CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on Thursday at about 5:01 A.M. arrested two young men who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl at a party in the Frangipani neighborhood of Mon Bijou on August 4. The arrest warrant was issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

August 24th, 2017
USVI man charged with assault and rape

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CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A man who police say assaulted his girlfriend on Monday was apprehended by officers on Tuesday, VIPD Pubic Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced this morning. The incident occurred around the 3:00 P.M. hour in Peter’s Rest.

August 14th, 2017
2 dead following shootings on St Croix

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two men were confirmed dead by the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday night, August 13, 2017 following two separate shooting incidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 11th, 2017
USVI police rule death of Lyana Serieux & sons as homicide

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cause of death of Lyana Serieux and her two young sons were determined to be homicide by the [US] Virgin Islands Medical Examiner on Tuesday August 8, 2017, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium Thursday, August 10, 2017.

August 6th, 2017
USVI Governor talks to Trump on Hurricane Preparedness

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FREDERICKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Kenneth E. Mapp was among governors who participated in a teleconference on Friday with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, and representatives of the National Response Coordination Center, Government House has announced.

August 1st, 2017
USVI woman arrested & jailed on blackmail charge

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FREDERICKSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A St. Croix woman was arrested on Saturday July 29, 2017 and charged with blackmail after threatening to accuse a man with whom she had consensual sex of rape, as well as threatening to tell the man’s wife of their sexual relationship if he failed to give her money, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Sunday.

July 19th, 2017
USVI woman killed in hit & run

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - Police are in search of a black Toyota Corolla that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman on the Melvin Evans Highway in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday night, July 18, 2017 according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

July 16th, 2017
Bomb threat @ airport in St Croix prompts evacuation

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A bomb threat on Delta Airlines on Saturday afternoon, July 15, 2017 forced a temporary evacuation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), according to information provided by 911, which was relayed to The Consortium by [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

July 13th, 2017
15 pregnant women infected with Zika in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) experienced a spike in the number of pregnant women who have been infected with the Zika virus, according to the USVI's Department of Health’s (DOH) latest report. DOH reported a jump from 239 to 254 new confirmed pregnant women cases week-over-week, a total of 15 new cases.

July 9th, 2017
USVI Senator Blyden responds to resurrected dismissed rape charges

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Edgar Baker Phillips, chairman of the St. Thomas-St. John District Democratic Party, has been raging a crude war against Senate Democrats ever since the lawmakers rejected a member of their own party in favour of Janelle K. Sarauw, the April 8, 2017 special election, to be seated as the 15th senator in the 32nd Legislature.

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