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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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Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

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2016-09-29 17:11:05
Deaths — St. Croix
Evelyn Eve Phillip Dead at 61

 Evelyn Eve Phillip, also known as “Ms. Phillip,” of Queen Cross Street died on Monday, Dec. 13 at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. She was 61 years old.

She is survived by her mother, Geneva Pope; sons: Wave Phillip and Alvin Joseph; grandchildren: Kendall Jahkeem, Rainea Stephanie Phillip and Nathaniel John James Joseph; sisters: Faithina, Evelina, Millicent and Eastlyn Pope; brothers: Peter, Kenny, Alwin, Ivan and Aaron Pope; sons girlfriends: Ginette Garcia and Genevieve Ballentine; and 44 nieces and nephews, including: Roxanna, Doreen, Akinda, Ancilla, India, Faithlyn, Emerline, Uslyn Desarie Vanlyn, Kendol, Nicholson, Keston and Akim Pope, Lennox Phillip, Devon and Randy Delfish, and Merl Simpson.
She is also survived by great niece, Marissa McQueen; great nephew, Johnathan Pope; sisters-in-law: Veronica, Rita and Anderlyn Pope, and Ester Bain; brother-in-law, Ranold George; cousins and other relatives: Lydris Smith, Leroy and Lera Jeffery of Tivloi, Margaret Daniel and the family of Rose Hill, Marvin Gibbs and family of Woburn, the Pope families of Carriacou and Grenada, and the neighbors and friends of La Poterie and surrounding areas; special friends: Margaret Jacobs, Janet Smith, Janet Millet, Alexandra Hickson, Patsy and Caipha Farrell, Mr. and Mrs. Hercules, and the Pearle B. Larsen School family; as well as many other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at the James Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Her funeral service will take place in Grenada, West Indies, where she will be laid to rest.

 

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