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November 6th, 2017
Prisoner found dead in St Croix cell

VI CONSORTIUM

GOLDEN GROVE, St Croix, USVI— A man was found dead in his prison cell in the Golden Grove Correctional Facility in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday morning, November 4, 2017, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Sunday, November 5, 2017.

November 2nd, 2017
Curfew lifted in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The curfew put into place in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 has been lifted by that Territory’s Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp.

October 30th, 2017
USVI man viciously attacks ex-girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police in the US Virgin Islands on Thursday October 26, 2017 arrested a man who viciously attacked his ex-girlfriend after he witnessed her talking to another man, according to [US] Virgin Islands Police Department [VIPD] Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

October 12th, 2017
USVI governor asks congress for $5.5 billion to help rebuild

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cost to rebuild the US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday, October 12, 2017.

October 6th, 2017
USVI 'limping along' financially- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St CROIX, USVI- During Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s daily press briefings, the governor has consistently spoken confidently about his administration’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and has lauded the federal response as well.

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Saturday, September 30, 2017 issued a statement on the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the US Virgin Islands (USVI), his administration’s efforts — along with that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — in responding to the storms, and his vision for a USVI that is more prepared to face the ever-growing threat of super storms.

October 1st, 2017
866 St Croix residents leave for US on 'Mercy Mission' cruise ship

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) residents lined the Frederiksted Pier on Friday morning, September 29, 2017 waiting to board Royal Caribbean’s Adventures of the Seas cruise ship on a “mercy mission” trip to Florida. Over 860 persons were accommodated, according to Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

September 26th, 2017
EPA assessing drinking water & waste water treatment facilities in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday, September 25, 2017 said it continues to coordinate closely with federal, commonwealth, territory, and local partners as the Agency responds to the impact of Hurricane Maria on the United States overseas territories.



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