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


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


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


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


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.

April 9th, 2017
USVI Police seeking help in locating STT runaway teens


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating two runaway teens, whose mother reported to the VIPD on Thursday, April 6, 2017 that her two teenage daughters had ran away.

April 6th, 2017
USVI woman arrested for receiving firearms in the mail


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Shelica Baxter, 26, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) made her initial appearance today, April 6, 2017 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with receiving firearms through the mail, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

March 29th, 2017
USVI Police release names of teens in McDonald’s robbery


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, VI— The US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) has revealed the names of two of the three teens involved in the deadly hostage and robbery incident that occurred at the McDonald’s restaurant in the Lockhart Gardens Shopping Center, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday night, March 25, 2017.

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


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


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


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.


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