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April 23rd, 2019
FEMA Awards $4.1M for repairs to Clinton Phipps Racetrack

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday, April 22, 2019, announced that it has awarded $4.1 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands for construction work at the Clinton Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas.

April 22nd, 2019
USVI man charged with Vehicular Homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

LONG BAY, St. Thomas, USVI - An accident in the wee hours of Monday morning, April 22, 2019, left one man dead and others injured in St. Thomas, a release issued by USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte confirmed.

April 6th, 2019
Fires banned as dry weather takes toll in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Fire Service this week, advised the general public that a ‘burn ban’ is currently in effect throughout the territory.

March 19th, 2019
Man gets 15 years for robbery, attempted murder

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Fifteen years behind bars was the sentence handed down on Jahani Joseph who shot a man seven times while robbing him in the area of Hospital Ground almost three years ago, the USVI Department of Justice, Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen has announced.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 17th, 2019
USVI capitalising on 'Carnival' exit from Antigua

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - In a rather drastic move following disagreements between the Antiguan Government, Carnival Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that it was removing Antigua from its itinerary, a decision with damaging consequences for the island, as Carnival Cruise Line alone brings 250,000 individuals to Antigua’s shores annually.

March 8th, 2019
Motorcyclist escape death in St. Thomas accident

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - A motorcyclist was badly injured late Wednesday night, March 6, 2019, during an accident that almost turned deadly, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to the Consortium.

March 4th, 2019
St. Thomas accident leaves 27-year-old woman dead

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A vehicular accident in St. Thomas, USVI on Sunday night, February 3, 2019, left a 27-year-old woman dead, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to on Monday.

February 25th, 2019
40 year sentence for US man in 2014 St Thomas killing

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced Friday.

February 18th, 2019
USVI stays on EU blacklist; Territory says not worried

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. JOHN, USVI — The European Commission has kept the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on its list of blacklisted nations as of 2019, deeming the US territory a tax haven.

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