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January 12th, 2017
Fmr USVI Senate candidate imprisoned for embezzlement

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois has sentenced 2012 Senate candidate Riise Richards to a one-year prison term for embezzling public funds when she worked as the director of the Planning and Research Division in the Virgin Islands Police Department, the VI Department of Justice announced this morning, January 12, 2017.

January 11th, 2017
Suicide committed on Norwegian Escape ship docked in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A Norwegian Escape ship docked in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday January 9, 2017 was the site of a suicide incident, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced today, January 11, 2017.

January 9th, 2017
VI delegation attends St Thomas Swearing in for 32nd Legislature

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Sates Virgin Islands (USVI) hosted its Swearing In Ceremony for the elected senators for St Thomas, St John and St Croix, USVI today Monday January 9, 2017 in Charlotte Amalie, the USVI capital city, for its 32nd Legislature.

January 9th, 2017
Supreme Court bars USVI senator from being sworn in today

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— In a last-minute judgement handed down on Sunday January 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of the [US] Virgin Islands said that Kevin A. Rodriguez would not be able to take the oath of office alongside his colleagues today, January 9, despite a Superior Court ruling last week that said he would be able to serve as a senator.

January 7th, 2017
DR man gets 41 months in USVI prison for drug crime

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 300 hours of community service.

January 5th, 2017
STT sees 2nd homicide in 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A second person has been killed in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands in 2017 through gun violence, VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Wednesday January 4, 2017. The homicide follows another shooting death that occurred on January 1.

January 4th, 2017
US Virgin Islanders should continue fight for full US citizenship in 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As the US Virgin Islands commemorates 100 years as part of the United States, and its residents US citizens, Virgin Islanders should be able to vote for President and have voting representation in Congress.

January 3rd, 2017
Man shot dead on STT on New Year’s Day

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man was shot dead in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on New Year’s Day, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman has announced.

January 1st, 2017
USVI police arrest multiple individuals on gun possession charges

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is keeping with its promise of heightened patrol during the holiday season, arresting multiple individuals on gun possession and other charges.

December 28th, 2016
3 arrested for possession of handguns & AK-47 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) operation conducted over the weekend on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) led to the arrests of three young men on weapons charges, VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman, and the VI Department of Justice announced in separate press releases Tuesday December 7, 2016.

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