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December 1st, 2016
Senate approves plan to revitalise horse racing in USVI

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ST. THOMAS — There were doubts that the 31st Legislature would be able to pull it off, but after a Committee of the Whole meeting that lasted over 15 hours — and the meeting being one of this body’s last — US Virgin Islands (USVI) senators deliberated into the wee hours of Thursday December 1, 2016 as they decided whether to approve the agreement forged between the Governor Kenneth E. Mapp administration and VIGL Operations, LLC.

November 25th, 2016
2 former USVI Gov’t workers arrested on embezzlement charges

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Two former government employees at the Department of Health Community Health Clinic in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) have been advised of their rights on multiple embezzlement-related charges.

November 24th, 2016
Woman assaults man in USVI; Damages vehicle

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CARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) woman struck a male acquaintance in his face with a piece of stick and punched him in his left eye causing damage to it, [US] Virgin Islands Police Force (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

November 18th, 2016
USVI man wanted for murder arrested in North Carolina

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man wanted in connection with the October 19, 2014 murder of Shacoi E. Benjamin, which occurred near the Blitz Night Club located in Norre Gade, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), was arrested in North Carolina by the Kings Mountain Sheriff’s Warrant Squad.

November 17th, 2016
2 young men shot in STT housing community

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — An 18-year-old and 21-year-old were shot on Wednesday night, November 16, 2016 at the Oswald Harris Court Housing Community on St Thomas, US Virgin islands (USVI), sending the younger man into surgery, while the 21-year-old was still being treated.

November 9th, 2016
Very familiar faces in USVI’s 32 Legislature

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The makeup of the US Virgin Islands’ 32nd Legislature — at least on St Croix — will look very similar to that of the 31st, except for one not-so-new face: Alicia “Chucky” Hansen.

October 30th, 2016
Private company to invest $30 million in USVI horseracing industry

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The US Virgin Islands (USVI) will soon be home to two first class horse racetracks thanks to an unprecedented agreement with a private company that will invest more than $30 million in the expansion and modernisation of local horse racing facilities.

October 29th, 2016
USVI man faces 25 years in jail for stabbing woman to death

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 45-year-old man on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) has admitted to killing a woman as she sat inside her car in a housing community more than two years ago.

October 23rd, 2016
Police find burnt body in back of rental car in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium this morning, October 23, 2016 that [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) found a “crisply burned” body in the back of what appeared to be a rental vehicle on Saturday morning, October 22, 2016.

October 19th, 2016
USVI man facing 60 years after rape conviction

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Jurors in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) empaneled to hear the rape trial of Lloyd Wilkinson convicted him of first-degree rape and related charges in connection with a February 11, 2015 incident, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced late Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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