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November 4th, 2017
Over 25 cruise ships will berth in STT in November

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — More than 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in November, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday, November 3, 2017.

November 2nd, 2017
Curfew lifted in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The curfew put into place in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 has been lifted by that Territory’s Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp.

November 1st, 2017
7 hospitalised in STT for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — With thousands of generators now buzzing daily across the US Virgin Islands (USVI), which is still mostly without electricity, the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning has grown urgent, with [US] Virgin Islands (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards revealing on Monday October 30, 2017 that 7 persons were hospitalised after inhaling the colourless gas.

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 10th, 2017
Extraordinary communication methods after USVI hurricanes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal and territorial partners are working hard to restore hurricane-battered communications systems on the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the agency recently announced.

September 4th, 2017
Missing cruise ship passenger on STT found

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday September 3, 2017 announced that the 26-year-old woman who went missing in St Thomas on Thursday August 31, 2017, after deboarding the Carnival Splendor cruise ship she was vacationing on, has been found.

August 31st, 2017
USVI homicide count rises to 43 for year as youth shot dead

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man succumbed to his injuries after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds about his body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) early Thursday, August 31, 2017.

August 28th, 2017
Minor among 3 arrested in USVI for unauthorized gun possession

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ST THOMAS, USVI - Three male individuals, among them a minor, were arrested on Friday August 25, 2017 after being found to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm and accessories thereof, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced Saturday.

August 16th, 2017
Female USVI national guard recruits passed around like ‘property’- Gov Mapp

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- After reading the findings of a yearlong investigation conducted by the National Guard Bureau on the behaviour of some at the [US] Virgin Islands National Guard, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, during a Tuesday August 15, 2017 press conference at Government House eviscerated the perpetrators who the report found had preyed on young women, referring to them as “predators.”

August 3rd, 2017
Man arrested in connection with July 27 Contant Shooting in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Police in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday August 2, 2017 arrested Amijah Charles, above, in the Mariendahl area and charged him with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a firearm, aiding and abetting, and accessory after the fact, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Wednesday.

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