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Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. updated the public Friday on the territory’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Bills for New Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Behavioral Health in...

Coming on the heels of back-to-back incidents of gun violence on St. Croix, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said that a bill setting up a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will use a community-based approach to policing local neighborhoods, while another bill will look at proactively treating behavioral health issues that can be linked to criminal activity.
Pistols and assault rifles confiscated in Hospital Ground over the past week were on display during Tuesday’s news briefing.

$10K Reward Offered for Information on Hospital Ground Murders

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers USVI for any information leading to the arrest of individuals connected to the murders of three Hospital Ground residents.
Gov. Albert Bryan takes a question during Monday’s news briefing. (Government House photo)

Governor Announces $7.8 Million CARES Grant to U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands has received a $7.8 million grant from the U.S. Interior Department through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security bill approved last week by Congress.
Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor looks down over the Hospital Ground neighborhood Saturday. (VIPD photo)

VIPD Commissioner Velinor Tours Hospital Ground

Following three homicides in as many days in the Hospital Ground area, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor walked the neighborhood Saturday meeting residents.

Saturday Morning Finds Police at Checkpoints Around Hospital Ground

Three police officers were standing outside their patrol cars at the intersection of Polyberg Road east of the Puma Gas Station on Saturday morning. A half mile or so to the west of Lionel Roberts Stadium, another group of officers and squad cars offered a show of support.
Police secure the scene of Friday's fatal shooting in Hospital Ground. (Photo by W. Bostwick)

Hospital Ground Rocked Again Friday by Gun Violence

After three days of non-stop gun violence that resulted in two deaths, residents of the neighborhood which lies four blocks from the V.I. Police...

Velinor Calls for Community Help in Hospital Ground Violence

Only one life so far has succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the territory, but V.I. Police Department Commissioner Trevor Velinor said the recent homicides in the Hospital Ground area have taken three lives, including one Friday morning, and injured two more.

Latest Spate of Violence in Hospital Ground Has Residents ‘Terrified’ *see...

After three homicides and a fourth shooting that sent a woman to the hospital, all within 48 hours and all in the heavily populated St. Thomas neighborhood known as Hospital Ground, residents want to know where the police are.

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