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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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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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GVI Plans Two Delinquent Property Auctions in 2017

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor will be conducting two auctions on delinquent properties in 2017. The first property auction will take place prior to June 2017. The second property auction will take place around November 2017.

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2016-09-28 02:12:28
Tourism Announces Additional Cruise Ship Call for St. Croix

The U.S Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (DOT) advises the public of an unscheduled call to port for Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas to St. Croix.

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2016-09-28 00:40:44
Approaching Tropical Wave Expected to Pass South of the V.I.

A strong tropical wave approaching the Caribbean neared tropical storm strength Tuesday and is likely to continue organizing, the National Hurricane Center predicted in its 8 p.m. update.

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2016-09-27 23:20:24
St. Thomas business — St. Croix
Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective Jan. 1

 

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice an increase in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) effective Jan. 1, 2012.
FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective Jan. 1, there will be an increase in the charge from 15.3 percent to 17.9 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC rate will increase from $.99 to $1.16. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience an increase from $1.40 to $1.64 per line.
Customers will questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 779-9999. Innovative’s business office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

 

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