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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
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
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Deaths — St. Croix
Samuel George Bruce Jr. Dies at 81

Jan. 16, 2009 - Samuel George Bruce Jr. of Estate Whim died on Jan. 10. He was 81 years old.
He is survived by his spouse, Karen E. Bruce; daughters: Carol Weisner and Julie Bruce; sons: Gareth and David Bruce; grandchildren: Melanie, Samuel, Adam, Jovetny, Amber and Karen Bruce, Khalia, Cydrieka and Herbert Weisner, David, Tavis, Rashaun and Kalid Bruce, and Tameka and Teneka Roebuck; and great-grandchildren: David III, David IV, Timai Proctor, Anthony Willie, Samuel and William Bruce, and Xendia Dortch. He is also survived by sister, Ruby Ritter; brother, Joseph Bruce; daughters-in-law: Robin Bruce and Karen McIntosh Bruce; son-in-law, Clarence Weisner; special friends: Leopold Gitten and family, Elaine Walker, Clarence Donawa, McIntosh, Gill and Petersen families; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Professional services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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