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July 27th, 2016
Gov Mapp making another attempt to remove Judge Dunston

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Unsatisfied with a federal judgement that permanently barred him from removing Judge Michael C. Dunston as the presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 filed a notice with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals — the Pennsylvania court being the house of justice that hears US Virgin Islands Third Circuit appeal cases — in an ongoing attempt to remove Dunston from his role.

July 22nd, 2016
USVI man caught on camera stealing bottles of alcohol

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man who was observed on surveillance camera stealing multiple bottles of liquor from Boogie Woogie, a restaurant and bar on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands has been arrested and jailed, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Thursday, July 21, 2016.

July 20th, 2016
9 new cases of Zika bring USVI’s total to 56

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The Zika virus, which is continuing to grow as a devastating disease in the Caribbean and Latin America, jumped by 9 new cases in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this week, according to the Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 56.

July 19th, 2016
USVI man wanted in connection with murder near gas station

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a man named Tahira Charles, 32, who police say is wanted in connection with the first degree murder that occurred on June 25, 2016 in the vicinity of First Stop Gas Station on Rumer Road in Estate Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

July 8th, 2016
Ashemba Frett sentenced to 3 months in US prison

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — United States' District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced on Thursday, July 7, 2016 Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands, to three months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for encouraging and inducing aliens to illegally enter the United States, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

June 30th, 2016
New law requires all guns to be registered at USVI ports of entry

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— If US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signs into law a bill sponsored by Senator Tregenza Roach, all guns coming into the territory must be registered at ports of entry including sea and land.

June 29th, 2016
About 600 USVI residents know they have HIV; 600 don’t- CDC

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — About 600 residents in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) are aware of their HIV positive status, with only a quarter of that number currently receiving care. Another 600 are infected but are unaware, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention statistics, relayed to media by Shamari Haynes, a CDC outreach specialist working at Frederiksted Health Care, Inc.

June 28th, 2016
This is the kind of firepower on the streets of the USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department says it’s working to get guns off the streets. Have a look of at least one of the weapons officers recovered in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands between Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2016 (in photo).

June 26th, 2016
UPDATE: Court blocks Gov Mapp’s attempt to remove judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Federal Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Friday granted Judge Michael C. Dunston a 10-day restraining order against Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, blocking the governor from replacing Mr. Dunston with Judge Harold A. Willocks as presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court.

June 21st, 2016
STT man arrested for threatening emails to US Judge, federal officer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Thomas Troy Bitter, 36, made his initial appearance in a US District Court on Monday June 20, 2016 before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) for using his e-mail account to send threatening communications, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.





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