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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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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
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FOOD BASKET SURVEY SHOWS WHO HAS CHEAPEST GROCERIES

For 44 items surveyed in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ Food Basket Survey, St. Croix’s Sunshine Supermarket came in with the lowest price.
Sunshine carried a price tag of $117.90 for the 44 items compared to Plaza Extra’s $121.71 and Pueblo’s $128.70.
On St. Thomas, Plaza Extra reported the lowest price -- $75.19 -- on 31 survey items followed by Pueblo in Subbase at $79.37.
DCLA officials say savings can be realized if people shop around. They said a pound of Land-O-Lakes butter goes for $3.69 at Sunshine, $4.79 at Plaza Extra and $5.59 at Pueblo in Golden Rock.
On St. Thomas Plaza Extra sells a half-gallon of St. Thomas Dairies ice cream for $4.99 while Pueblo’s price is a $1.40 more expensive.

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DCLA Commissioner Andrew Rutnik said shoppers should use coupons and specials to save money.
For more information, call Consumer Protection at 773-2226 on St. Croix and 774-3130 on St. Thomas.

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