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October 19th, 2019
Study: Hurricanes Irma & Maria resulted in hundreds of deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI- A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health has drastically increased the death toll resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the territory as reported by the United States Virgin Islands Government, which, as of today, still stands at 5.

October 17th, 2019
After a 2-year hiatus BVI/USVI Friendship Day celebrations set for Oct. 19, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not held since the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, BVI/USVI Friendship Day celebrations will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

October 11th, 2019
Positive Nelson prevented from serving on USVI Cannabis Board

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ST. THOMAS, USVI - Senators who make up the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on Thursday, October 10, 2019, held in committee, the nomination of Positive Nelson to serve on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board.

October 1st, 2019
2 arrested for smuggling $287K into STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, October 1, 2019 that charges have been filed against two men for attempting to smuggle approximately $287,000 into St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) by boat.

September 25th, 2019
Man wanted in US for burglary arrested in USVI for shoplifting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man wanted in Florida on several burglary charges was detained on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by security employees at the Petrus Plaza after he was seen on the establishment’s security cameras shoplifting, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer in the St Thomas-St John District, Karl Caesar, has announced.

September 14th, 2019
Attempted bank heist leaves guard nursing gunshot wound

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Following an incident where an armoured vehicle guard was shot early Wednesday, September 10, 2019, in an attempted heist outside of the Scotiabank branch in the Altona and Welgunst area of St. Thomas, law enforcement officials are yet to make an arrest.

September 10th, 2019
Woman dies during hit & run in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A woman succumbed to injuries sustained during a hit and run incident on the backstreet in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday night, September 7, 2019, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Karl Caesar made known via release Monday, September 9, 2019.

August 31st, 2019
Gov Bryan gauges impacts of Dorian on USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - “I don’t think people realize that we experienced a hurricane, and within the day, got power back,” said Gov. Albert Bryan Jr in his assessment of Hurricane Dorian with its 110 mph winds starting off the coast of St. Thomas.

August 29th, 2019
Dorian batters St Thomas; One dead in St John

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Dorian took a hard turn from its projected path on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, a potential the National Hurricane Center through its advisories cautioned. It bypassed St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) and stormed ashore in the St Thomas-St John district as a Category 1 hurricane, dropping trees, poles and rooftops in its wake.

August 24th, 2019
2 injured, 1 dead in St. Thomas USVI shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A man and a 15-year-old minor were shot on Seventh Day Street in St. Thomas this morning, with the adult male succumbing to his injuries, The Consortium has learned. V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed the incident, and said the shooting occurred at roughly 10:00 a.m, today Saturday, August 24, 2019.

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