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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

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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

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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

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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.

May 7th, 2018
Woman who accepted ride from stranger allegedly raped in USVI

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CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman who accepted a ride from a stranger told police on Saturday, May 5, 2018 that she was raped by the man after being driven to the Altona Lagoon in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (USVI) [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glenn Dratte announced Sunday May 6, 2018.

April 25th, 2018
interCaribbean Airways cancels planned operations in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — interCaribbean Airways, which recently announced connecting flights to St Thomas and St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made known on Tuesday April 24, 2018 the cancellation of its planned St Thomas and St Croix routes.

April 16th, 2018
USVI correction officer arrested for bringing contraband into prison

VI CONSORTIUM

SOUTHCENTRAL, St Croix, USVI - A man was arrested on Thursday, April 12, 2018, and charged with promoting prison contraband and introduction of narcotics or addictive drug into the prison, after he was caught with prison contraband at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced Sunday afternoon.

April 9th, 2018
USVI man drowns while attempting to save his brother

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - A St Croix man drowned on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Frederiksted Pier while attempting to save his brother, who was out in the deep waters struggling to stay afloat, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Tuesday, April 10, 2018. According to VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, the 911 emergency call centre received notification of the incident at about 2:23 P.M.

April 6th, 2018
USVI woman charged with DUI & Negligent homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A woman was charged with driving under the influence and negligent homicide after an auto collision on the Queen Mary Highway on Thursday night left a young mother and her unborn child dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced late Friday, April 6, 2018.

April 4th, 2018
USVI man found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to his body

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A man was found dead just after midnight on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in the parking lot of the Ruby M. Rouse housing community, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced on Monday, April 2, 2018.



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