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January 31st, 2017
USVI @ crossroads, Gov Mapp says at State of Territory address


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — When he took to the podium at the Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall on Monday January 30, 2017, it was expected that US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp would relay to residents the true condition of the territory’s finances, while, as all politicians do, speaking on the apparent successes of his administration.

January 26th, 2017
USVI District Court rules in favour of Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriguez


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The District Court of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 ruled in the favour of Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez to remove the matter concerning his failure to be legally seated as a member of the 32nd Legislature from the Superior Court to the District Court, Mr Rodriquez made known via release late Wednesday.

January 25th, 2017
First-degree rape reported on St Thomas, USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE St Thomas, USVI- — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Tuesday January 24, 2017 revealed that it was investigating a first-degree rape incident that the force says occurred Tuesday at about 5:25 A.M. in Estate Frydenhoj, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

January 20th, 2017
USVI man facing minimum 15 years in jail for gun possession


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Jurors empaneled in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) to hear the trial of Mario Emanuel, convicted him of weapons charges in connection with a January 23, 2016 incident.

January 17th, 2017
Special election may be called in USVI in weeks if Rodriquez is not seated


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The St Thomas- St John District Democratic Party, through its executive committee, has taken the position that the 32nd Legislature has the authority and responsibility to determine the eligibility of Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez, a press release the Party issued Sunday January 15, 2017 has made known.

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


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


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


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


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.

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