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May 25th, 2017
USVI Gov’t employees being terminated due to ‘financial crisis

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- While US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has said on multiple occasions that the territory’s financial condition has been improving and that government employees would not be furloughed or terminated, some workers employed at the Bureau of Corrections have been terminated because of the “continued financial crisis” affecting the government.

May 14th, 2017
Over 200 graduate from UVI on St Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The over 200 students who graduated with a variety of degrees at UVI on the St. Thomas campus, US Virgin Islands (USVI), were just as overjoyed as their St. Croix counterparts, as they crossed one finish line during the commencement ceremony held at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center, and ready themselves for the next journey.

May 2nd, 2017
USVI woman who pistol whipped taxi driver released on bail

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A US Virgin Islands (USVI) woman, who is accused of pistol-whipping a taxi driver, has been allowed to be released from custody on an unsecured bond, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on May 1, 2017.

May 1st, 2017
Woman in USVI facing charges for holding man hostage @ gunpoint

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Police on Thursday, April 27, 2017 arrested and charged a woman on multiple criminal counts for allegedly holding a man hostage on the porch of her home, [US} Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced on Friday April 28, 2017.

April 28th, 2017
UPDATE: American Greed takes only win for Tortola @ Carnival Races

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Some six Tortola horses competed at the 2017 Carnival Races at Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on April 27, 2017; however, only one of the visiting horses tasted victory.

April 26th, 2017
Feds in USVI arrest 4 men in McDonald’s robbery

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Hanselo Recio, 18, Betel Paulino, 18, and Junior Feliz, 22, of the Dominican Republic, and Helwood Paris, 20, of Puerto Rico, made their initial appearances on April 25, 2017 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller, Acting US Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

April 25th, 2017
McDonald’s robbery suspect committed suicide- USVI police

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The 17-year-old suspect who died during the March 25 Lockhart Gardens McDonald’s attempted robbery and hostage incident — identified as Juan De Dios, who was a 10th grade student at the Charlotte Amalie High School — committed suicide, the Virgin Islands Police Department announced Monday April 24, 2017.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

April 12th, 2017
USVI businessman admits to stealing over $1M from Moneygram

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A US Virgin Islands (USVI) businessman who operated a franchise under MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc has admitted to embezzling more than $1.4 million from the company, USVI Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on April 11, 2017.

April 10th, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp congratulates Sarauw on special election win

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in a press release issued late Saturday night, April 8, 2017 congratulated Senator-elect Janelle K. Sarauw, who defeated her 13 competitors — including former Senator Justin Harrigan Sr — in Saturday’s special election.



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