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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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Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

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2016-06-25 21:59:40
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
Deaths — St. Croix
Funeral Service is Monday for George W. Williams Sr.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday for George W. Williams Sr., 77, who died Friday, Oct. 8. A viewing at 10 a.m. will directly precede the service. Both will be held at the Hope Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Williams is survived by his spouse, Leatha Williams Foster, daughters Delita Williams Jacobs, Annette Williams Jacobs, Shirlene Williams Taylor, Corine Williams, George Williams Jr. ; grandchildren Ife Jacobs, Isoke Jacobs, Layla Jacobs, Jollivette Jacobs, Richards, Jelani Jacobs, Jamil Newton, Cleo Taylor, Kwame, Kasim and Gyasi Williams; great grandchildren Jahnait Harris, Jahmil Harris, Salihah Webb, Jelani Jacobs Jr. and Prince Zakai Jacobs; nieces Latoya Benjamin, Leah Benjamin, Nicole Christian, Debby Williams, Loleen Christian, Leila Benjamin, Lezlie Phillip, Lorna Elcock and Rhea Elcock; special nephews Elroy Edwards, Errol Richards Jr. Ejna Edwards, Dennis Peter and Lionel Benjamin; daughter-in-saw Kenya DeJesus, sons-in-law Ira Jacobs Jr. and Darwin Richards; sister-in-law Mary Foster, special friends Myrtle and Clarence Gaskin, Ruthlin Sexius; special cousin Sonia Macavoy; cousin Sonia Martin and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Williams was surrounded by family when he died at his home in Estate Sion Farm on St. Croix.
Internment will take place at Kingshill Cemetery.
Arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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