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February 13th, 2016
USVI man bribes public official in bid to smuggle illegal aliens into US

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — On Friday February 12, 2016, Miguel Rodriguez Ramirez, 45, pleaded guilty in the USVI District Court to bribery of a public official, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced via press release.

February 5th, 2016
USVI man sentenced to 78 months in prison for child porn

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on February 4, 2016 sentenced Donne W. Williams, 32, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan and US Virgin Islands announced.

February 4th, 2016
Property purchase Bill for USVI Governors to reside becomes law

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Governor House in the US Virgin Islands announced on Wednesday February 3, 2016 that a measure instructing the West Indian Company (WICO), a government-owned but self-governed (semiautonomous) entity, to buy property next to Government House, that would serve as the official residence of the Governor of the US Virgin Islands, has been allowed to become law.

February 2nd, 2016
St Thomas, USVI Sugar Bay Resort employees not paid

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — An employee of the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, sent The Consortium a copy of what appears to be a letter from management, notifying workers that their pay would be delayed because of “unforeseen financial difficulties.”

February 2nd, 2016
Detroit man arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana into USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Deonte Bailey, 24, made his initial appearance on Sunday January 31, 2016 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a complaint with possession with intent to distribute marijuana into the US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) [US] Virgin Islands Area Port Director Louis Harrigan announced through a press release on February 1, 2016.

January 30th, 2016
‘We must empower STT people to take control of their health’ – Moleto A. Smith Jr

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Former USVI Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Moleto A. Smith Jr has lauded a ground-breaking community healthcare needs assessment study that the University of the Virgin Islands carried out and which provides a snapshot of school aged children and adults on the island of St Thomas, USVI and points out areas which may require greater attention.

January 27th, 2016
USVI WAPA boss Hugo V. Hodge fired

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— In an emergency meeting called on January 26, 2016, the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s (WAPA) board of governors determined that it was in the best interest of WAPA to end its relationship with the authority’s Executive Director, Hugo V. Hodge, some five months before his contract ends. Mr. Hodge will be out of WAPA by Friday January 29, 2016.

January 25th, 2016
Charges against fmr USVI Gov John P. de Jongh dropped

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Charges levied against former US Virgin Islands Governor John P. de Jongh in regards to repairs made to his Estate Mafolie home using some $500,000 of public funds, have been dropped, court documents provided to The Consortium showed.

January 24th, 2016
Woman robbed @ gunpoint on St Thomas, USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Two thieves on Friday January 22, 2016 made away with the purse of a woman after they demanded, with guns in hands, that she give up her bag, (US) VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Saturday January 23, 2016.

January 21st, 2016
2 shot, 1 dead in early morning St Thomas, USVI incident

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A man and woman were found in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, January 20, 2016 lying in the roadway at an unspecified location in Agnes Fancy, the male dead and the female — both Caucasian — clinging to life, (US) VIPD Public Information Officer Kevin Jackson stated.

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