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March 28th, 2017
UPDATE: Slain suspect in STT McDonald’s robbery was a minor- VIPD

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — St Thomas-St John District Police Chief, Jason Marsh, said during a press briefing on Monday, March 27, 2017 that the suspect that was shot by police during the McDonald’s robbery and hostage incident on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (UVI) Saturday night, March 25, 2017 was a minor, as well as one of the two surviving suspects.

March 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov’t to release $20 million in tax refunds

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared some good news at a press conference on Wednesday March 22, 2017: the release of $20 million in 2015 tax refunds, which is expected in the next few weeks.

March 14th, 2017
Enraged USVI woman knifes man & her own child

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — In what appears to be a crime motivated by relationship-gone-bad matters, a woman knifed a man and their own child in the wee hours of Monday morning, March 13, 2017 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced.

March 10th, 2017
USVI man arrested on weapon & ammo charges after gun battle

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A report of shots fired Thursday, March 9, 2017 resulted in the confiscation of two weapons and the arrest of Hector Castano Estrella, Jr on weapon and ammunition charges, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced this afternoon, March 10, 2017.

March 7th, 2017
USVI man gets 15 years without parole for gun possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Fifteen years without parole was the punishment meted out to Mario Emanuel for gun possession, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on March 6, 2017.

March 5th, 2017
USVI man jailed after setting ablaze vehicle of female victim

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man who pleaded guilty to arson was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on Tuesday March 1, 2017 to begin serving his six-month prison term, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen has announced.

March 1st, 2017
USVI's Plaskett fighting efforts to undermine Fed Regulations

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett in a press release issued on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 said she was rallying against the use of taxpayer funding to establish a partisan, unelected commission with subpoena powers to usurp the authority of Congress and jeopardise public health.

March 1st, 2017
Man firebombs federal offices in STT; Suspect in custody

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man firebombed federal offices in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017, The Virgin Islands Consortium has learned.

February 23rd, 2017
USVI man who detained & beat woman given bail

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr III found probable cause to move forward on false imprisonment and related charges against Elijah Henry, who is accused of beating a female victim while detaining her in her apartment, the USVI Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced this week.

February 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp wants to shut down gov’t for 1 day every 2 weeks

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.



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