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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Zika Update: 65 New Cases Reported; 5 Babies with Virus Born Healthy

On Tuesday, the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 65 new cases of Zika and announced that five babies born with the virus are all healthy. 

2016-10-19 23:49:15
Amnesty on Gross Receipts Tax Begins

Businesses that are behind on paying V.I. gross receipts taxes can avoid penalties and interest if they pay by Jan. 3, 2017, according to V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering.

2016-10-19 23:47:20
McHappy Day 2016 to Benefit My Brother’s Workshop

McDonald’s Virgin Islands launched its annual McHappy Day fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 18, which will culminate on McHappy Day, Friday, Nov. 18.

2016-10-19 14:20:55
Deaths — St. Croix
Gerard Ignatius Doward Jr. Dies at 38

Aug. 1, 2007 - Gerard Ignatius Doward Jr., also known as "Ziggy," of Estate Two Williams died on July 30. He was 38 years old.
He is survived by his mother, Beryl I. Doward; father, Gerard I. Doward Sr.; daughters: Tenisha Rema Doward and Amaya Renisha Doward; and sons: Johonathon Gerard Doward, Amani Ignatius Doward, Jermande Milton Doward and Milton Gerard Doward. He is also survived by grandparents: Violet A. and Joseph Francois; sister: Maria C. Doward; brothers: Howard Boutte, Michael A. Boutte, Dwayne A. Doward, Kristian G. Doward, and Dameon G. Doward; aunts: Daphne Davis, Anna Doward, Eglantine Weeks, Maude Williams, Alicia Florence, Lauretta Petersen, Myrtle Green, Sandra Petersen, Amonteen Doward and Dorothy Urgent- Petersen; uncles: Donald Petersen, Melvin Petersen, Clement and Vincent Doward; special friend, AnnMarie Wong; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 6, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, to be followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., at the church. Interment will follow at the private family cemetery No. 52 Estate Whim, Frederiksted.
The family requests that festive colors be worn at the service.
Professional services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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