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February 16th, 2021
4 killed in helicopter crash on St Thomas, USVI

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BOTANY BAY, St Thomas, USVI — A helicopter crashed at Botany Bay, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Monday afternoon, February 15, 2021, has left at least four individuals dead, including the pilot.

January 3rd, 2021
USVI records first 2021 homicide on New Year's Day

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CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI - The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has recorded its first homicide for 2021 on Friday, January 1, 2021, representing the first shooting to a death in the territory for the new year.

January 2nd, 2021
New COVID-19 strain reaches Florida; USVI on high alert

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FLORIDA, USA - The new COVID-19 variant said to be up to 70 per cent more contagious than the current strain has been reported in Florida, coming closer to the USVI, as Florida is a major hub of travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

October 7th, 2020
New poll favourable to Gov Albert A. Bryan Jr's handling of pandemic in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A new poll has revealed frontrunners in the legislative elections scheduled for November 3, 2020, high support for Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr’s handling of the coronavirus, and a majority of US Virgin Islands (USVI) residents in favour of more economic development and tourism.

September 4th, 2020
USVI's 16th COVID-19 death is 59-year-old man from St John

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US[ Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Thursday night, September 3, 2020, announced that the coronavirus has taken the life another US Virgin Islander, the 16th Covid-19 related death in the US Territory.

August 15th, 2020
USVI records 30 New COVID-19 cases on Friday; 52 in two days

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - The USVI Department of Health on Friday, August 14, 2020, reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, leading to a total of 52 new cases in two days, as the contagion continues its spread in the territory with St. Croix registering 7 of the new cases, St. Thomas, 22 and St. John, 1.

March 30th, 2020
30 cases of coronavirus confirmed in USVI

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (D.O.H.) on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020, confirmed 7 additional cases of coronavirus in the US Virgin Islands, bringing the territory's total to 30. The latest figure was provided via the [US] Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency's alert.

March 19th, 2020
3rd case of coronavirus confirmed in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health said Wednesday, March 18, 2020 that it has received confirmation of a third confirmed case of the coronavirus in the US Virgin Islands. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to three—one in the St Croix district and two in the St Thomas/St John district, the department said.

December 25th, 2019
Cockfighting banned in USVI & Puerto Rico

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of Friday, December 20, 2019, cockfighting was illegal in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico.

November 26th, 2019
21 mths jail for man who stole $70K from Banco Popular ATM in USVI

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CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI— Clement Bougouneau, 52, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Thursday, November 21 for bank burglary and larceny, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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