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October 7th, 2019
11 Venezuelans nabbed with 55kg cocaine offshore St Croix


ST CROIX, USVI - United States (US) Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, October 7, 2019, that 11 men claiming to be Venezuelan nationals appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon for an initial appearance after arrests by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents on the charges of possession of a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

May 18th, 2018
USVI Coast Guard ends search for overboard cruise ship crew member


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search for a MSC Seaside crew member at 8 P.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of St Thomas, the Coast Guard said in a release issued Thursday afternoon.

November 15th, 2017
Man found dead in STT harbour


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands (VIPD) on Tuesday, November 15, 2017 announced that a body had been found in the St Thomas harbour near the Coast Guard dock, US Virgin Islands (USVI) and that the force was investigating the matter while seeking the community’s assistance, according to Glen Dratte, the VIPD’s public information officer.

August 3rd, 2017
Gov’t believed I wanted the treasury - Omar W. Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “They (the government) just ignored the situation in thinking that Omar wants to go with the treasury. They think purchasing a coast guard is going with the whole treasury.”

March 20th, 2012
Stiffer penalties, mandatory sentences for gun crimes – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith says Government is extremely concerned about the amount of illegal weapons in the Territory and noted that while there seems to be a difficulty in stemming the flow, systems must be put in place to address the problem.


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