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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.

October 12th, 2016
Woman jailed in USVI for stabbing victim in face, neck & hands

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CHARLOTTE — Police in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday October 10, 2016 arrested a woman and charged her with third-degree assault for stabbing another woman multiple times about her body, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on October 11, 2016.

October 10th, 2016
Plastic bag ban bill now law in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp formally signed his proposal to reduce litter and protect marine life into law late Friday October 7, 2016, Government House announced Sunday afternoon October 9, 2016.

October 8th, 2016
Man arrested in USVI for stabbing boyfriend

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man living on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands was jailed for stabbing a man that he was in a relationship with, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Friday October 7, 2016.

October 6th, 2016
AA cancels USVI flights to & from Miami due to Hurricane Matthew

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- American Airlines has canceled several flights to and from Miami, Florida on October 6, 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew, Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe announced late Wednesday October 5, 2016.

September 30th, 2016
US territories to get at least $126M to fight Zika

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WASHINGTON, DC — The US Congress late Wednesday September 28, 2016 sent President Barack H. Obama a bill to keep the US government operating through December 9, 2016 providing in the measure some $1.1 billion in a long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus, of which at least $126 million will be appropriated to US territories.

September 29th, 2016
Scammers in USVI posing as utility workers to enter homes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is cautioning residents to be aware of persons presumably posing as WAPA employees and attempting to gain access to homes, WAPA said through a press release issued late Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.

September 25th, 2016
USVI Governor declares state of emergency in mental health care

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A state of emergency in mental health care has been declared by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, Government House announced late Friday September 23, 2016.

September 20th, 2016
USVI youth sentenced to 20 years for murder of innocent bystander

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a murder on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in October 2015, was sentenced on Monday September 19, 2016 to 20 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston, the local Department of Justice has announced.

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