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July 13th, 2019
Missing woman found decomposing in SUV

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ST. CROIX, USVI — A 47-year-old woman who was reported missing by her husband on Friday at about 11:36 a.m., was found dead, locked in her vehicle, in the Sunny Isle parking lot Saturday afternoon, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium following an inquiry.

June 1st, 2019
VI pathfinders represent 142-strong in St Croix

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Virgin Islands (VI) was well represented at the 2019 Pathfinder Congressoree held in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) from May 24-26, 2019.

April 30th, 2019
Woman shot in face through bedroom window

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ESTATE DIAMOND, St. Croix, USVI — A USVI woman survived a barrage of bullets after multiple shots were fired through her bedroom window, striking her in the face, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced this week.

April 4th, 2019
USVI man faces 5 years, 8M fine for cocaine possession

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ST. CROIX, USVI - Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of St. Croix, has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base “crack” before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.

March 6th, 2019
Guyanese men sentenced following $71M cocaine bust

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ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, March 6, 2019 that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 5, 2019.

January 6th, 2019
Jewellery store owner killed in ambush robbery

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CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - The owner of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) jewellery store, Panache Jewellers was shot to death near the entrance of Mount Welcome on Saturday, January 5, 2019, according to USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

December 19th, 2018
Seaborne flight averts crash with emergency landing in St. Croix

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ST. CROIX, USVI — A Seaborne Airlines seaplane that left St. Thomas for St. Croix this afternoon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, landed safely on St. Croix after Pilots identified a technical issue with the plane, Seaborne Airlines told The Consortium in a statement today.

November 30th, 2018
6 shot, 2 dead in Frederiksted, USVI shootout

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI – A shootout on Thursday night, November 29, 2018, near the Lagoon Complex Housing Community, located in Frederiksted – close to the vegetable market near the former Fritz Lawaetz Legislative Building – left two men dead and four others injured.

November 29th, 2018
USVIPD investigating Frederiksted homicide

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FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI – The United States Virgin Islands Police Department’s (USVIPD) Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), is investigating a homicide that occurred near the Marley Housing Community in Frederiksted, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

November 14th, 2018
Mastermind behind cocaine trafficking gets 23 years in jail

VI CONSORTIUM

KNIGHT’S BAY, St. Croix, USVI — District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on November 13, 2018, sentenced Sergio Quinones-Davila, age 44, of Orlando, Florida, to 276 months (23 yrs) in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

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