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July 21st, 2017
Two USVI men shot dead

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Two men were shot dead in St. Thomas in the wee hours of Friday morning in Smith Bay, in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

July 17th, 2017
USVI Governor can say almost anything with impunity

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp or any other person serving in the capacity of governor of the Virgin Islands, can say almost anything with impunity so long as it’s being said in the official capacity of governor, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which upheld a similar ruling made by the territory’s Superior Court in the 3-year LaVerne Mills-Williams v. Mapp case.

July 13th, 2017
15 pregnant women infected with Zika in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) experienced a spike in the number of pregnant women who have been infected with the Zika virus, according to the USVI's Department of Health’s (DOH) latest report. DOH reported a jump from 239 to 254 new confirmed pregnant women cases week-over-week, a total of 15 new cases.

July 9th, 2017
USVI Senator Blyden responds to resurrected dismissed rape charges

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Edgar Baker Phillips, chairman of the St. Thomas-St. John District Democratic Party, has been raging a crude war against Senate Democrats ever since the lawmakers rejected a member of their own party in favour of Janelle K. Sarauw, the April 8, 2017 special election, to be seated as the 15th senator in the 32nd Legislature.

July 6th, 2017
USVI man gets 8 mths for burglarising post office

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today, July 6, 2017 sentenced Selmo Watts, 34, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for burglarising a post office, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

July 2nd, 2017
USVI man suspected of killing 22-year-old caught in Texas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man suspected by police in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands last year, is now in the custody of the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) after being caught in Texas by law enforcement, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Saturday, June 1, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
22 year old man shot dead in USVI

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ESTATE LERKENLUND, St Thomas, USVI — A young man was shot dead on Sunday night in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the area of Estate Lerkenlund, US Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Monday, June 26, 2017.

June 23rd, 2017
USVI bill seeks to ease punishment for juveniles who commit murder

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A bill sponsored by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator Sammuel Sanes that is seeking to add new language to a current law regarding juveniles who commit murder, sparked passionate debate between opponents and proponents of the measure during a Rules Committee hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 among them testifiers and senators alike, arguing for and against the changes.

June 22nd, 2017
USVI man accused of shooting & stabbing ex-girlfriend turns self in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Richard Ireland, who allegedly shot a woman and also stabbed her on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), turned himself in after much circulation of his picture online, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium on June 22, 2017.

June 16th, 2017
USVI woman arrested for embezzlement @ Home Depot

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Police on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 arrested a female Home Depot employee after the manager of the department this employee worked in allegedly caught her allowing someone she knows to leave the store with items without paying for them, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department [VIPD] Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Friday, June 16, 2017.



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