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December 31st, 2018
Over 1,200 applied for work with Bryan Administration

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - About 1,200 individuals in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have submitted their resumes in search of work with the incoming Bryan administration, Richard Motta, the transition team’s Press Secretary told The Consortium this morning, December 31, 2018.

December 29th, 2018
Medicinal marijuana bill passes USVI legislature

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Senator Positive T. A. Nelson’s medicinal marijuana bill—after being introduced in the 31st Legislature and facing seemingly insurmountable odds—was voted favourably on Friday, December 28, 2018, during the 32nd body’s last session.

December 25th, 2018
Two injured in St. Thomas shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - A shooting incident in the vicinity of Lindbergh Bay Beach on Thursday, December 20, 2018, left two men injured with gunshot wounds, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

December 22nd, 2018
USVI Senate Session postponed amidst break-in

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - According to a release issued Friday, December 21, 2018, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), has had to postpone its Senate Session due to a major security breach.

December 20th, 2018
Tortolain nabbed for smuggling Haitians into USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Ernest Williams, 25, of Tortola, was arrested on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing illegal immigrants into the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 14th, 2018
Dominican sentenced for cocaine conspiracy in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today, December 14, 2018, in United States Virgin Islands (USVI) District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez for cocaine conspiracy, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert has announced.

December 13th, 2018
Man shot to death in St. Thomas, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - A man was shot several times in the roadway of Lilliendahl & Marienhoj in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), on the morning of Wednesday, December 12, 2018, leaving him lifeless behind the wheel of his vehicle.

December 10th, 2018
USVI Attorney General Claude Walker resigns

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Attorney General, Claude Walker has resigned, The VI Consortium has learned. Mr Walker, who served from August 2015, resigned on Friday, December 8, 2018, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

December 6th, 2018
10 years for Tortolain Ashley Warner in USVI cocaine case

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Ashley Warner, 54, of Tortola, was sentenced today, December 6, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

December 5th, 2018
Report: 59% USVI children lived in single-parent homes in 2014

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - According to the 2016 USVI Kids Count Data Book published by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (C.F.V.I) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, as of 2014, more than half of the territory’s children — 59 percent— were living in single-parent homes, even as the number of children in married-parent families increased to 39 percent.

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