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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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Police Arrest Three in Operation Clean Sweep

Police arrested three men on warrants, detained a 17-year-old and issued wanted posters for three other suspects Friday in what it called Operation Clean Sweep.

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2016-09-30 23:47:28
Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday morning arrested 56-year-old Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin of Christiansted and charged him with first-degree rape.

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2016-09-30 23:17:54
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
Deaths — St. Croix
James Orlando Gaston Dies in Puerto Rico

 

James Orlando Gaston
James Orlando Gaston

James Orlando Gaston, Jr. also known as "Ice," of Estate Glynn died on Oct. 4, at the Hima Hospital in Puerto Rico. He was 25 years old.
     He is survived by his mother, Florentina Figueroa-Wyant; father, James O. Gaston; grandparents: Jean Figueroa and Lois Wyant; stepfather, David Wyant; stepmother, Messelina Gaston; sisters: Divana Wyant, Kliphtina L. Gaston, Jamaelise J.F Gaston, Messelina F. Gaston II and Jacquelyne K. Gaston; frothers: Teneskey Mombelly Jr., Haniph E. Gaston and James O. Gaston II; aunts: Maude Figueroa-Gaston, Julia Figueroa Rawlins Orosia Figueroa, MaryJane Gaston, Andrea Gaston, Theodora Gaston and Ester Gaston; uncles: Andres Figueroa Jr., Joseph A. Figueroa, Roger Gaston Sr., Bernard Gaston and Geoffrey Gaston; uncles-in-law: Reginald Antoine Sr. and Damian Daniel; and great aunt, Orosia Figueroa-Hernandez;
He is also survived by cousins: Ishanda E Gaston-Nanton, Leone Duboulay, Jessica E. Gaston, Erica Henry, Roger A. Gaston Jr., Delvin Henry, Andre E. Gaston, Maria Felix, Mark Jenkins Jr., Rona Simmonds, Mike Jenkins, Renesia Petrus, Jean V. Jenkins, Keinesia Godwin, Gina P. Rawlins, Ginette P. Rawlins, Andres Figueroa II, Joshua Figueroa, Keenan Jarvis, Shawn Jarvis, Neishali Perez, Carmen Felix, Jose Ayala, Manuel Ayala, Gabriel Ayala, Maraline Ayala, Daysa Ayala, Melga Gaston, Vanesta Gaston, Shanika Gaston, Michale Nestor, Jamaul Henry, Rheanne Martin, Er heion Martin, Ri Honna Simmonds, Alejandro Felix, Carmela Ayala, America Perez, Mariluz Felix, Alejandro Ayala, Evangelista Ayala, Thalia Ayala, Joslyn Ayala, Neishali Perez, Victor Perez, Shane Gaston and Bernadette Nestor;
Other survivors include great cousins: Jah'Coi Gaston, Darren A. Kelly Jr. and Nariqua O. Figueroa; special friends: Roosevelt L. Rawlins, Darren Kelly Sr., Miriam and Franklyn Schuster, Beverly Rivera, David Roberts, Mark Jenkins Sr., Lloyd Jarvis and Julian Charles; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous mention.
The family requests that those attending the  services wear festive colors.
     There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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