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June 26th, 2018
USVI politicians call for 'Exec Order' against Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - Albert Bryan, Allison Petrus and Angel Dawson, in a joint statement issued on June 21, 2018, distanced themselves from a Trump administration policy that had separated children of illegal immigrants from their parents, after the immigrants crossed America’s borders with Mexico illegally in search for a better life.

June 20th, 2018
Chesterfield sentenced to 5 years, 8 months in Federal Prison

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI—Former Government House Security Officer, Neal Chesterfield, 41, was sentenced before District Judge Curtis Gomez to 70 months incarceration for his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert, announced Thursday, June 14, 2018. Gomez also sentenced Chesterfield to five years of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

June 14th, 2018
USVI man pleads guilty to Alvaro de Lugo Post Office burglary

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Allen Springette, 45, of St Thomas, pleaded guilty today June 14. 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to burglary of the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Sentencing is set for October 18, 2018.

May 30th, 2018
Previously deported Mexican arrested @ Cyril E. King Airport in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Moreno made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and was detained pending further proceedings.

May 24th, 2018
2 VI men arrested @ STT airport for alleged cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, both of Tortola, were arrested today, May 24, 2018 on a complaint charging them with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

May 18th, 2018
USVI Coast Guard ends search for overboard cruise ship crew member

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search for a MSC Seaside crew member at 8 P.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of St Thomas, the Coast Guard said in a release issued Thursday afternoon.

May 15th, 2018
Minimum wage goes up to $10.50 on June 1, 2018 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) minimum wage is set to see its final phased increase to $10.50 per hour as part of a bill ratified by the 32nd Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

May 14th, 2018
USVI boat captain faces 10 years for human smuggling

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— On May 10, 2018, Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Glenys GruzCalcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael MoralesOsoria, 35, all of Dominican Republic, made their initial appearances before US District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, after being charged in criminal complaints with immigrant smuggling and illegal reentry into the United States, USVI Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

May 10th, 2018
USVI man gets 15 years jail for possession of firearm near school

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man was sentenced Wednesday May 9, 2018 to 15 years for being found with an illegal handgun during a police operation more than a year ago, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced Wednesday.

May 2nd, 2018
Suicide reported at Lindberg Bay beach in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

LINDBERG BAY, ST Thomas, USVI - A man is said to have hanged himself at the Lindberg Bay Beach early Tuesday morning, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist, Sakeeda Freeman has announced.



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