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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, the VIPD issued a wanted poster for Thomas.

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2016-06-22 22:56:43
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Inmates Arrested for Prison Assault

Two Bureau of Corrections inmates were arrested by St. Thomas police after they were caught beating another inmate with their fists.

The inmates, Jose Almestica and Javern Phillip, were arrested shortly after 5 p.m.Wednesday, and charged with simple assault and battery. Bail has not been set for either of the men, who have been returned to the BOC pending further court action.

The victim, whose name has not been released by police, lost consciousness during the fight and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was later released after being treated for bruises to the body, according to a V.I. Police Department news release.

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