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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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Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: Zika!

The blood that shot to my eyes a week ago, an immune reaction to the Zika virus, is almost gone, and the aches and pains getting out of bed Saturday morning seemed to be related more to age than Zika. 

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2016-09-24 22:20:37
UVI Chooses 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCUs in the United States.

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2016-09-24 20:24:38
Beach Advisory for September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-09-24 15:52:50
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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