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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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Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills, terrorist incidents and hazardous materials during a four-day training program.

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2016-08-24 23:03:33
Why are the Mangroves Dead at Great Pond?

Residents have been wondering what happened on the South Shore at Great Pond, where there once were healthy, lush green mangroves.

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2016-08-24 22:58:42
The Bookworm: Read the 'Writings on the Wall'

Readers with the right mindset will find this book to be informative and entertaining but be prepared to take your time get the most from it. What’s here is deep and wide and nowhere near quick.

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2016-08-24 22:47:34
Deaths — St. Croix
George Francis Douté Dead at 71

Oct. 10, 2007 - George Francis Douté was born in Christiansted, St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, on March 4, 1936, and died on Sept. 25, in the Bronx, New York. His parents were the late Christian Douté Sr. and Iantha Marie James.
When George came to New York City he was 14 years old. He pursued an interest in photography and print media during his attendance at the New York High School of Printing and Graphic Arts. He also had a passion for aircraft and electronics and made the decision to join the United States Air Force upon graduating from high school. His specialty training was in the area of radar and radio electronics. After an honorable discharge, he returned home and began the process of planning his career path.
George's determination took him to Loral Electronics where he began a long and successful career that spanned many years and positions of creativity and leadership. During his time with Loral, he watched the company develop and evolve through associations with Lockheed-Martin and currently BAE Electronics; he retired in November of 2002 after more than thirty years of service. George's other interests included telling jokes, photography, following aircraft research and design, listening to Caribbean music and adding to his extensive movie and book collections.
The heart and soul of George Douté were his family, friends and community. He is survived by his aunt, Inez Douté; Loreatha Delores Douté; children: Sharon O. Douté-Browne, Wade S. Roberts and wife Twila, Sonya D. Roberts, Jemal L Douté and wife Debra, Rabiah Douté-Bradley and husband Jemal. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Sheryl, Keisha, Porche, Kai, Anthony, Mia, Nathaniel, Nadéshia, Ebonee, Aliyah, Tamia and Esaias; 9 great grandchildren, and siblings: Christian Douté and wife Valerie, John F. Douté, Joanne Cooper and husband Peter, as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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