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November 18th, 2016
USVI man wanted for murder arrested in North Carolina

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man wanted in connection with the October 19, 2014 murder of Shacoi E. Benjamin, which occurred near the Blitz Night Club located in Norre Gade, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), was arrested in North Carolina by the Kings Mountain Sheriff’s Warrant Squad.

November 17th, 2016
2 young men shot in STT housing community

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — An 18-year-old and 21-year-old were shot on Wednesday night, November 16, 2016 at the Oswald Harris Court Housing Community on St Thomas, US Virgin islands (USVI), sending the younger man into surgery, while the 21-year-old was still being treated.

November 9th, 2016
Very familiar faces in USVI’s 32 Legislature

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The makeup of the US Virgin Islands’ 32nd Legislature — at least on St Croix — will look very similar to that of the 31st, except for one not-so-new face: Alicia “Chucky” Hansen.

October 30th, 2016
Private company to invest $30 million in USVI horseracing industry

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The US Virgin Islands (USVI) will soon be home to two first class horse racetracks thanks to an unprecedented agreement with a private company that will invest more than $30 million in the expansion and modernisation of local horse racing facilities.

October 29th, 2016
USVI man faces 25 years in jail for stabbing woman to death

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 45-year-old man on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) has admitted to killing a woman as she sat inside her car in a housing community more than two years ago.

October 23rd, 2016
Police find burnt body in back of rental car in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium this morning, October 23, 2016 that [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) found a “crisply burned” body in the back of what appeared to be a rental vehicle on Saturday morning, October 22, 2016.

October 19th, 2016
USVI man facing 60 years after rape conviction

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Jurors in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) empaneled to hear the rape trial of Lloyd Wilkinson convicted him of first-degree rape and related charges in connection with a February 11, 2015 incident, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced late Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

October 18th, 2016
Youth arrested in USVI for stealing three cheques from 74-year-old woman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A 21-year-old man was arrested on Monday October 17, 2016 at about 4:21 P.M. after stealing three cheques belonging to an elderly woman, who police identified as Ms. Vasquez, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

October 16th, 2016
Possible outbreak of highly contagious eye disease detected in STT

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A possible outbreak of the epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) has been identified in the St Thomas district, the US Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.) Department of Health (D.O.H.) made known late Friday October 14, 2016.

October 14th, 2016
Robbery victim pistol-whipped, left with broken teeth in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man told police in the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday October 12, 2016 that he was robbed of his belongings and assaulted by an unknown assailant, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman made known via press release on Thursday October 13, 2016.

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