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August 29th, 2016
Two more boats detained!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two privately owned boats have joined the fleet of ‘seized’ vessels by Her Majesty’s Customs as the agency continues its quest to bring the marine industry in full compliance with the laws and regulations that govern the industry.

August 29th, 2016
Homicide count for year now 47 in USVI

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has updated the 2016 homicide count to forty-seven, 40 of which were shooting/stabbing-related, while 7 were vehicular.

August 28th, 2016
Man shot dead on St Croix, USVI

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The victim of a shooting Friday night, August 26, 2015 on Hill Street in Christiansted has been revealed as Sean Javois, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed via press release on Saturday August 27, 2016.

August 26th, 2016
Disgraced former USVI senator Wayne James in federal custody

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Arriving in the US Virgin Islands from New York Thursday afternoon, August 25, 2016 after being extradited from Italy to face fraud and embezzlement charges, disgraced former senator Wayne James appeared before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for his advise-of-rights hearing.

August 26th, 2016
Police confirms VINO story about body identified as ‘Snoopy’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) had first and accurately reported that the body found at Rogues Bay on July 28, 2016 on the main island of Tortola was that of missing man Devern Stanley aka Snoopy.

August 25th, 2016
VI to have trial period of flashing traffic lights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Flashing traffic lights will be observed in Road Town for a trial period of one month to evaluate any potential security risks to motorists at night while waiting at the traffic lights.

August 24th, 2016
USVI Delegate to Congress wants Action Plan for gun violence

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett said in a statement on Tuesday August 23, 2016 that the US Virgin Islands should implement a territorial action plan in its efforts to curb gun violence, noting the high level of homicides that have persisted over the years, and the failure of piecemeal efforts by both public and private organisations to put a dent in it.

August 23rd, 2016
Residents ‘tipping off’ suspected violators on VI waters- HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.

August 23rd, 2016
UPDATE: Almestica tried to flee from police – Court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

August 22nd, 2016
VIPD laments inability to track police vehicles following officers’ deaths

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

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