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January 17th, 2018
Woman dies in hit & run incident on STT

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A woman died immediately after being struck by a vehicle on the Weymoth Highway in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Tuesday.

January 12th, 2018
Anti-doping bill for USVI horse racing industry now law

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Acting Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Osbert E. Potter has advised Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the action he has taken on several legislative bills, including measures that should allow a $30 million private investment in the USVI's horse racing industry to move forward.

December 22nd, 2017
Man wanted for attempted murder in STT arrested in Georgia

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man wanted for attempted murder in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands was arrested on Tuesday in Georgia, United States of America (USA) following a vehicular accident, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

December 3rd, 2017
USVI lawmakers pass bill to ban large scale burning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Lawmakers on Friday December 1, 2017 passed a bill that prohibits large-scale burning of vegetative debris in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), a move that goes against the Kenneth E. Mapp administration and federal government’s plan to incinerate the hundreds of thousands of debris left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 4th, 2017
Over 25 cruise ships will berth in STT in November

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — More than 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in November, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday, November 3, 2017.

November 2nd, 2017
Curfew lifted in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The curfew put into place in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 has been lifted by that Territory’s Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp.

November 1st, 2017
7 hospitalised in STT for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — With thousands of generators now buzzing daily across the US Virgin Islands (USVI), which is still mostly without electricity, the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning has grown urgent, with [US] Virgin Islands (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards revealing on Monday October 30, 2017 that 7 persons were hospitalised after inhaling the colourless gas.

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.



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