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

VI CONSORTIUM

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

VI CONSORTIUM

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

VI CONSORTIUM

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.

July 4th, 2017
USVI man suspected of killing 36-year-old arrested

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police have arrested a 62-year-old man suspected to have shot to death, 36-year-old Gregory Barnes at around the seven o’clock hour near the Watergut shanty on Saturday night, July 1, 2017 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Sunday morning. The arrest came just over 8 hours following shooting.

June 28th, 2017
3-month-old baby stabbed multiple times by aunt

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 announced that a three-month-old baby was stabbed multiple times by her own aunt.

June 25th, 2017
USVI man shot in back by girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot in the back by his girlfriend on Friday night, June 23, 2017 in an apartment located in the Good Hope Villas in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Sunday morning, June 25, 2017.

June 21st, 2017
Shooting incident on St Croix leaves female victim dead

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A shooting incident that occurred after 5:00 PM in the Clifton Hill area on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) has left a woman dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed late Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

June 19th, 2017
Ex USVI BMV Director & 2 others arrested for alleged fraud

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A former director of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and two others have been arrested on multiple charges stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud the US Virgin Islands (USVI) government through a federal driver’s license programme, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced at a press conference held at the Department of Justice’s Castle Coakley offices at noon today, June 19, 2017. The news was first reported on The Consortium.

June 18th, 2017
School prank leaves USVI school administrator seriously injured

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— An incident that occurred on June 7, 2017 at the St Croix Educational Complex High School, US Virgin Islands (USVI), has left a school administrator, according to the Department of Education, seriously injured after being hit with a water bottle; personal electronic devices destroyed and other bystanders, some of which were visiting parents, narrowly escaping injury.

June 5th, 2017
Mugshots of 'Persons of Interest' in USVI Watergut homicide revealed

VI Consortium

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department on Monday afternoon released the mugshots of two men the force is classifying as persons of interest in the Watergut homicide that occurred on Sunday.



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