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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Deaths — St. Croix
Donald De Altier Pickard Dead at 74

March 19, 2009 - Donald De Altier Pickard of Rose Gates died on March 13. He was 74 years old.
He is survived by his wife, former Senator Mary Ann Pickard; daughters: former Senator Norma De Altier Pickard-Samuel, Donna De Altier Pickard and Myrna De Altier Pickard; sons: Donald De Altier Pickard II and Ronald De Altier Pickard; daughter-in-law: Deborah James-Pickard; son-in-law: Gilbert L. Samuel; granddaughters: Diana, Damaris, Deja and Danae Pickard, Za-Marilyn and Za Lysha Davis, Tiniqua Knowles, Confé and Alexandra Burgos; grandsons: Wilbur H. Francis Jr., Iba-Kevin Popo, De-Shawn O. Samuel, Donald Pickard III, Ishmael D. Pickard Burgos and Rubio D. Pickard; and great-grandchild, Zaneé B. Francis. He is also survived by aunt, Claudia Willocks; uncle, Wilfred Alfredo Cruz; Lewis; other relatives and special friends: Laverne Shulterbrandt, Ike Bracy, Kenneth and Greg Schuster, Bert Nico, Dr. Olaf Hendricks, Louis Willis, Roy Rodgers, Reuben Roebuck, Dr. Arakere Prasad, the Altier/Scanlan clan, Kaffi Miller, Josephine Ruiz, Sen. Michael Thurland and Ralphael Pieters, Wilmot Dennis, Bobby Hendricks and family; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The family request that those in attendance wear bright colors.
A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 23, at St. John's Episcopal Church. Interment follows at Christiansted Cemetery.
Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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