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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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V.I. Entertainers Are Touring Denmark

The Ten Sleepless Knights Production, under the directorship of Eugene Doc Petersen, has taken “A Virgin Islands Cultural Expose` and Extravaganza” on tour to Copenhagen, Denmark.

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2016-08-24 12:21:21
The Future: A 'Back Door' Warning

In his new book economist John Kenneth Galbraith writes that Greece could become like "a Caribbean dependency of the United States. Its professional population will continue to leave, and its working classes will also either emigrate or sink into destitution"

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2016-08-24 11:04:40
CFVI’s Anderson Family Fund Announces Availability of Teacher Grants

The Anderson Family Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is once again offering teacher grants for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be the 15th consecutive year that the Anderson family is offering funding to educators in the territory.

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2016-08-23 18:04:02
Deaths — St. Croix
Glenford Elisia Gumbs Dies at 51

Glenford E. Gumbs
Glenford E. Gumbs

Glenford Elisia Gumbs, known as "Glen," of Catherine's Rest died on Aug. 9. He was 51 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Gumbs; daughter, Michele Gumbs; son, Michael Gumbs; sisters: Marva Gumbs Jennings and Amalie Sorton; brothers: Deweese "Bobby" and Russell Gumbs; nieces: Moneese, Shevonne, Janelle, Nyra and Syniaya Gumbs; and nephews: Deweese "Joshua," Joel "John," Rakeem and Oronde Gumbs. He is also survived by great nieces: Kiara Magras and Kayanese Brown; aunts: Joyce James, Jean Carty, Lillian Carty and Brenda Obiorah; uncle, Gregory Carty; cousins and other relatives: Barbara Warren, Lucia Illidge, Morgan, Grantly and the Richardson family, the O'gara family, the Webester family and the Seales family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Miracle Revival Deliverance Tabernacle, Beeston Hill. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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