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May 2nd, 2016
Governor Mapp pleased with STT Children’s Carnival

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday April 29, 2016 said he was pleased to see a strong turnout — at least in the carnival square where all main performances traditionally take place (there were complaints of low turnouts throughout the carnival route) — for the Children’s Parade, which has struggled with attendance in recent years.

April 30th, 2016
Stacey E. Plaskett recalls rough 1st year as US Congresswoman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Delegate to the United States Congress for the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Stacey E. Plaskett (D) said her first year in office is a rough one with formidable challenges coming to the Barack H. Obama's Administration and resistance to programmes that would benefit the USVI from the Republican party.

April 29th, 2016
Man, 22, shot to death in STT, USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A young man was found lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds about his body in the wee hours of Thursday morning, April 28, 2016 in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced.

April 27th, 2016
STT man shot by Police after attempting to rob off duty officer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - An off-duty officer in St Thomas, USVI wound up shooting an assailant who attempted to rob him at gunpoint, after being fired upon several times, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced today.

April 19th, 2016
USVI school teachers strike over retroactive payments

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, U.S.V.I.- An unexpected strike staged by members of the American Federation of Teachers (A.F.T.) union on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.), has forced the territory’s Department of Education (D.O.E.) to announce early dismissal of public schools, a press release D.O.E. issued has made known.

April 11th, 2016
Dominica national shot dead in STT, USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man was found dead inside an SUV in Anna’s Retreat on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2016 around 6:00 p.m., in what Police Commissioner Delroy Richards is calling a “mystery death,” as the victim was found with two gunshot wounds to his body — one in the chest and another in the head — but the vehicle had no damage.

April 9th, 2016
Under pressure USVI's Mapp Admin changes tune on retro pay

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, VI - At an impromptu press conference called by Government House on behalf of the Office of Collective Bargaining, the Kenneth E. Mapp administration of the US Virgin Islands changed its tune on retroactive pay for government employees, with Chief Labor Negotiator Natalie Tang How stating yesterday April 8, 2016 that all government employees would receive their salary increases that the governor promised earlier this year.

April 5th, 2016
Single gunshot kills man on St Thomas, USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A man was pronounced dead in Bovoni, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday night, April 4, 2016 after receiving a single gunshot wound, (US) Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

April 1st, 2016
STT, USVI man stabs ex-girlfriend in stomach with pocket knife

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, VI — A man named Ricardo Rhymer, 33, of Agnes Fancy, St Thomas, USVI was arrested and charged with third degree assault after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a pocket knife, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Wednesday March 30, 2016.

March 24th, 2016
Mapp & Potter may get their limousines after all!

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, VI — US Virgin Islands' Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter could receive their new limousines, worth $350,000 in total, after a Kurt Vialet amendment changed language in a bill intended to purchase emergency vehicles for first responder and law enforcement agencies of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) government.

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