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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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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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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
Beach Advisory for June 20-24

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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2016-06-25 06:17:40
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
Deaths — St. Croix
Verlie Vanessa Benjamin

Verlie Vanessa Benjamin, also known as "M-N-M," of Estate Concordia died on Dec. 3, at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
     She is survived by her father, James Benjamin; daughter, Vanessa Adams; sons: Kirk Benjamin and Kevon Benjamin; grandchildren: Reh' Nessa Adams (Mama) and Ceh' Nessa Douglas (Fatty Bom-Bom); sisters-in-law: Ester Walwyn and Antonite Walwyn; brothers: Greg Benjamin, Dr. Celvin Walwyn, Stedroy Walwyn and Eugeen Walwyn; nieces: Barbara Williams, Kemimona Williams, Tikisha Walwyn, Tonisha Walwyn and Tashana Walwyn; nephews: Clem Williams, Eugeen Walwyn Jr., Esmond Walwyn, Dr. Emron Walwyn, Calton Merchant and Ericson Walwyn; aunts: Priscilla Stanley, Nabria Hodge, Claudette Walwyn and Ivey Walwyn; uncles: Trevor Walwyn, Inel Walwyn, Pastor Spencer Walwyn and Clinton Walwyn; special cousin, Tony; special friends: Debra Boudureeitra, Dale Petrus, Wilfred James, Randy Haile Jr., Herbert Davis, Deniece Jackson, Marsha, Monica Brown, Kelah, Dave James, Gloria, Mizelle Bastian and Jennifer; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
     There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at the Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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