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April 18th, 2018
Two USVI men plead guilty to possession of cocaine

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today April 18, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

April 11th, 2018
USVI man charged for illegal possession of firearm

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LINDBERG BAY, St Thomas, USVI - An altercation between two men led to the discovery of an illegal firearm earlier this month, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

March 28th, 2018
47-year-old man in USVI admits to raping 14-year-old girl

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man was arrested after allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in February 2018, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

March 15th, 2018
Haitian woman convicted in USVI of knifing pregnant woman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Jurors in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) took less than two hours to convict a Haitian woman of beating her roommate, stabbing her with a knife and destroying her cellphone.

March 9th, 2018
USVI man charged for allegedly sexually assaulting 2 minors

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 said Jelani Marcus Hall, 28, was arrested and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, after it was reported — and investigated, according to police — that Mr Hall, on several occasions, had sexually assaulted two minors.

February 22nd, 2018
USVI men arrested for possession of a firearm by convicted felons

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, both of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made their initial appearances today before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in an indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert announced today. Trant and Potter were detained pending further proceedings. Both are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday February 23, 2018.

February 16th, 2018
VITEMA Director summoned to USVI senate while in church

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Mona L. Barnes, the [US] Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director, rebuked lawmakers who make up the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, while explaining at length in a prepared testimony, why she missed a Senate hearing after she was subpoenaed to attend (Ms Barnes said she was not served the first time she was subpoenaed).

February 12th, 2018
USVI man arrested for allegedly beating female about body & head

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man was arrested for allegedly beating a female acquaintance with his closed fist about the body and on her head on Monday February 5, 2018, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

February 6th, 2018
Bill Clinton tours USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Former United States of America (USA) President William Jefferson Clinton aka ‘Bill’ and members of the Clinton Foundation, as announced last week, visited the US Virgin Islands (USVI) — specifically St Thomas and St John — on Monday February 5, 2018, touring areas on both islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, while visiting My Brother’s Workshop and the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St Thomas, and meeting with local leaders on St John.

February 4th, 2018
292 lbs of cocaine inside vessel leaving USVI towards Puerto Rico

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), seized 292 pounds (132 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside two hidden compartments in a vessel intercepted leaving from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), towards Puerto Rico on Saturday January 27, 2018.

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