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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

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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.

April 25th, 2018
interCaribbean Airways cancels planned operations in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — interCaribbean Airways, which recently announced connecting flights to St Thomas and St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made known on Tuesday April 24, 2018 the cancellation of its planned St Thomas and St Croix routes.

April 18th, 2018
Two USVI men plead guilty to possession of cocaine

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today April 18, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

April 11th, 2018
USVI man charged for illegal possession of firearm

VI CONSORTIUM

LINDBERG BAY, St Thomas, USVI - An altercation between two men led to the discovery of an illegal firearm earlier this month, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

March 28th, 2018
47-year-old man in USVI admits to raping 14-year-old girl

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man was arrested after allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in February 2018, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

March 15th, 2018
Haitian woman convicted in USVI of knifing pregnant woman

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Jurors in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) took less than two hours to convict a Haitian woman of beating her roommate, stabbing her with a knife and destroying her cellphone.

March 9th, 2018
USVI man charged for allegedly sexually assaulting 2 minors

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 said Jelani Marcus Hall, 28, was arrested and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, after it was reported — and investigated, according to police — that Mr Hall, on several occasions, had sexually assaulted two minors.



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