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October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 10th, 2017
Extraordinary communication methods after USVI hurricanes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal and territorial partners are working hard to restore hurricane-battered communications systems on the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the agency recently announced.

September 4th, 2017
Missing cruise ship passenger on STT found

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday September 3, 2017 announced that the 26-year-old woman who went missing in St Thomas on Thursday August 31, 2017, after deboarding the Carnival Splendor cruise ship she was vacationing on, has been found.

August 31st, 2017
USVI homicide count rises to 43 for year as youth shot dead

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man succumbed to his injuries after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds about his body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) early Thursday, August 31, 2017.

August 28th, 2017
Minor among 3 arrested in USVI for unauthorized gun possession

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ST THOMAS, USVI - Three male individuals, among them a minor, were arrested on Friday August 25, 2017 after being found to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm and accessories thereof, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced Saturday.

August 16th, 2017
Female USVI national guard recruits passed around like ‘property’- Gov Mapp

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- After reading the findings of a yearlong investigation conducted by the National Guard Bureau on the behaviour of some at the [US] Virgin Islands National Guard, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, during a Tuesday August 15, 2017 press conference at Government House eviscerated the perpetrators who the report found had preyed on young women, referring to them as “predators.”

August 3rd, 2017
Man arrested in connection with July 27 Contant Shooting in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Police in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday August 2, 2017 arrested Amijah Charles, above, in the Mariendahl area and charged him with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a firearm, aiding and abetting, and accessory after the fact, V.I.P.D. Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Wednesday.

July 27th, 2017
Gun-related homicides jump to 28 in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The United States Virgin Island's gun-related homicide count jumped to 28 on Wednesday following a deadly shooting in Sugar Estate.

July 21st, 2017
Two USVI men shot dead

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Two men were shot dead in St. Thomas in the wee hours of Friday morning in Smith Bay, in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

July 17th, 2017
USVI Governor can say almost anything with impunity

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp or any other person serving in the capacity of governor of the Virgin Islands, can say almost anything with impunity so long as it’s being said in the official capacity of governor, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which upheld a similar ruling made by the territory’s Superior Court in the 3-year LaVerne Mills-Williams v. Mapp case.



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