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April 13th, 2021
Policewoman allegedly submits fake COVID result to USVI portal

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) police officer has been arrested for submitting a fake COVID-19 test result into the USVI Travel Portal, police spokesman Toby Derima confirmed to the Consortium following an inquiry. The Consortium was made aware of the arrest Monday morning, April 12, 2021.

April 12th, 2021
Yacht owner allegedly rapes employee during taxi ride in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

RED HOOK, St Thomas, USVI- — The owner of a yacht was arrested Saturday afternoon, April 10, 2021, for allegedly raping one of his employees while they were on a taxi from Red Hook to Yacht Haven Grande, police spokesman Toby Derima has announced.

March 24th, 2021
WAPA slapped with $48M Breach of Contract Lawsuit

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has been hit with a lawsuit from Wärtsilä North America, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based firm which in March 2017 entered into an engineering, procurement and construction agreement (EPC Agreement) with WAPA to design, engineer, procure equipment for, construct, start-up and test an LPG-fired reciprocating engine power plant at the Randolph Harley Generating Complex in St Thomas.

March 15th, 2021
Guyanese sentenced to time served for Illegal Re-Entry into US via USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) recently announced that Warren Michael Whyte, a citizen of Guyana, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after being ordered deported and removed.

February 24th, 2021
USVI sets 50,000 vaccination goal

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- On the US mainland, some scholars are confident that the country will achieve Covid-19 herd immunity by April, a projection that would end the pandemic, by some estimates, rather early. Particularly, Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary wrote in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed that the US will achieve the feat, pointing to a steep 77 percent decline in cases in the past six weeks.

February 16th, 2021
4 killed in helicopter crash on St Thomas, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

BOTANY BAY, St Thomas, USVI — A helicopter crashed at Botany Bay, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Monday afternoon, February 15, 2021, has left at least four individuals dead, including the pilot.

February 10th, 2021
Over 12,000 vaccine doses have been administered in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

The Albert A. Bryan administration on Monday, February 8, 2021, announced that 12,094 vaccinations, including 2,967 second doses, were administered in the US Virgin Islands as of Monday.

January 23rd, 2021
Moderna vaccine halts in USVI due to high allergic reactions

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The USVI Department of Health announced that it would stop administering vaccine doses it received from a particular batch of the Moderna drug, the same vaccine batch sent to counties across California now being blamed a higher than usual number of recipients responding with severe allergic reactions.

January 13th, 2021
2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Two police officers from the St Thomas-St John District, a former [US] Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer and other persons, including members of the USVI National Guard were caught in Florida's Opa-Locka County with over 300 kilos of cocaine, well-placed sources with knowledge of the bust have told the Consortium.

January 2nd, 2021
New COVID-19 strain reaches Florida; USVI on high alert

VI CONSORTIUM

FLORIDA, USA - The new COVID-19 variant said to be up to 70 per cent more contagious than the current strain has been reported in Florida, coming closer to the USVI, as Florida is a major hub of travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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