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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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Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

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2016-06-25 21:59:40
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Deaths — St. Croix
Domingo A. Erarte Dies at 54

 

Domingo A. Erarte, also known as "Mingo," of Williams Delight died on Dec. 1 at his residence. He was 54 years old.
     He is survived by his daughters: Elsie Erarte and Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Erarte; sons: Domingo A. Erarte Jr. (Macho), Anthony "Tony" Erarte and Erickson Erarte; grandchildren: Oliver G. Tejada, Tomas, Raynaldo and Kaylee Corcino, Di' Moniq, De' Janiq and Domingo III Erarte, Mariabell, Anthony and Tahnyris Erarte, and Patrick Llamar Pryce; daughters-in-law: Alika Bratwaite and Xiomara Williams; son-in-law, Tomas Corcino; sisters: Ana Felipe, Joaquina Hernandez, Guadalupe Javier, Carmen Guilamo, Bridgette Nunez, Elsa Erarte, Josefina, Melba and Yesenia Espinal; and brothers: Beny Martinez, Miguel, Alfredo and Jose Luis Espinal.
He is also survived by nieces: Marilenne Martinez, Johanna Felipe, Yucilenny Martinez, Daly Guilamo, Yamileth Martinez and Maguel Espinal; nephews: Christian Javier, Alex Felipe, William Hernandez, Nelson Javier, Amauris Hernandez, Moises Martinez, Nestor Nunez, Jonathan Javier, Randy Guilamo, Mario Martinez and Miguel Espinal; brothers-in-law: Diogenes Felipe, Nestor Nunez, Nelson Javier, Juan Hernandez and Rhadames Guilamo; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
     There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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