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December 23rd, 2016
Mentally ill man beats mother to death in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A mentally ill man has beaten his mother to death in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on December 22, 2016.

December 23rd, 2016
As Puerto Rico moves on, USVI crisis arises

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands economy seems to be in dire straits, according to a report by Bloomberg, saying that just as a federal control board moves to steady the ship in Puerto Rico, another US territory appears in need of a lifeline, too.

December 20th, 2016
3 USVI residents sentenced in money laundering conspiracy

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- On Monday December 19, 2016, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced three defendants for a money laundering conspiracy that operated from Los Angeles, California to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today, December 20, 2016.

December 18th, 2016
STT man sentenced to 6 months for assaulting police officer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A judge sentenced Kiplin Chalwell to six months in prison for attacking and assaulting two men – one of them a police officer – about five months ago, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced Friday, December 16, 2016.

December 16th, 2016
$15,000 bounty on USVI baby killer’s head

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— As the St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) community continues to mourn this week’s murder of a 17-month-old child who was shot during what Government House described as a drive-by shooting, in a drive-by, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp today, December 16, 2016 announced an increase in the reward by an anonymous donor.

December 15th, 2016
Baby killed, 2 others injured in shooting on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A mother must live with the horror of witnessing the death of her 17-month-old baby, who was killed after being struck in her left chest by a bullet on Wednesday night, December 14, 2016 on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 8th, 2016
Man drives Lexus into sea in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man told police on Tuesday December 6, 2016 that he was the only occupant of a
Lexus when he drove the car into the Veterans Drive Waterfront harbour.

December 1st, 2016
Senate approves plan to revitalise horse racing in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS — There were doubts that the 31st Legislature would be able to pull it off, but after a Committee of the Whole meeting that lasted over 15 hours — and the meeting being one of this body’s last — US Virgin Islands (USVI) senators deliberated into the wee hours of Thursday December 1, 2016 as they decided whether to approve the agreement forged between the Governor Kenneth E. Mapp administration and VIGL Operations, LLC.

November 25th, 2016
2 former USVI Gov’t workers arrested on embezzlement charges

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Two former government employees at the Department of Health Community Health Clinic in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) have been advised of their rights on multiple embezzlement-related charges.

November 24th, 2016
Woman assaults man in USVI; Damages vehicle

VI CONSORTIUM

CARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) woman struck a male acquaintance in his face with a piece of stick and punched him in his left eye causing damage to it, [US] Virgin Islands Police Force (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

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