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September 30th, 2016
US territories to get at least $126M to fight Zika

VI CONSORTIUM

WASHINGTON, DC — The US Congress late Wednesday September 28, 2016 sent President Barack H. Obama a bill to keep the US government operating through December 9, 2016 providing in the measure some $1.1 billion in a long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus, of which at least $126 million will be appropriated to US territories.

September 29th, 2016
Scammers in USVI posing as utility workers to enter homes

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is cautioning residents to be aware of persons presumably posing as WAPA employees and attempting to gain access to homes, WAPA said through a press release issued late Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.

September 25th, 2016
USVI Governor declares state of emergency in mental health care

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A state of emergency in mental health care has been declared by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, Government House announced late Friday September 23, 2016.

September 20th, 2016
USVI youth sentenced to 20 years for murder of innocent bystander

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a murder on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in October 2015, was sentenced on Monday September 19, 2016 to 20 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston, the local Department of Justice has announced.

September 19th, 2016
Unique VI/USVI culture & connection must be celebrated- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed Virgin Islands Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and the VI delegation to St Thomas, USVI for a full day of cultural exchange on Saturday September 17, 2016.

September 14th, 2016
VI-USVI Friendship Day activities set for Saturday on St Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A delegation of government officials and civic leaders from the Virgin Islands will travel to St Thomas to take part in activities celebrating the special relationship between the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the Virgin Islands (VI), Government House announced on September 13, 2016.

September 13th, 2016
USVI man who raped 13-year-old boy sentenced to 13 years in jail

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man who raped a 13-year-old child a little more than a year ago has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars, the [US] Virgin islands Department of Justice announced on September 12, 2016.

September 9th, 2016
Chesterfield allegedly told Feds he was on assignment for Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St Thomas, USVI — Government House security detail Neal Chesterfield, allegedly caught with 21 kilos of cocaine and about $26,000 in cash while trying to board a Spirit Airlines flight at the Cyril E. King Airport in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday evening, September 3, 2016 told federal officials that he was on his way to do an advance for USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, explaining to the federal officials that the governor was set to travel in three to four days.

September 4th, 2016
Security detail for Mapp administration arrested by feds on drug offenses

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A former [U.S.] V.I. Port Authority officer and current Kenneth E. Mapp administration security detail, serving as a security guard for Juel Molloy, was apprehended at the Cyril E. King Airport on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on Saturday September 3, 2016, multiple sources with knowledge of the incident have told this publication.

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