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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Beach Advisory for October 17-21

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:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
Markoe School Plans Extravaganza: Hispanics United in the V.I.

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will present the annual Hispanics United in the Virgin Islands Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the gymnasium.

2016-10-22 02:43:36
Women's Coalition Holds Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

On Thursday more than 100 people continued the tradition, marching while holding candles in silence from the Frederiksted fish market to the Eliza McBean clock tower in Buddhoe Park. 

2016-10-21 21:45:47
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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