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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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Bureau of Corrections Progress Hearing Goes Well

V.I. Bureau of Corrections officials appeared for their quarterly status hearing for St. Thomas facilities on Friday, and Judge Judy Gomez said she was "heartened" by the progress.

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2016-08-31 23:01:32
Carlton Beach Cleanup Needs Volunteers

The old Carlton Hotel beach on the south shore of St. Croix has become a dumping ground for cars, trash and abandoned dogs, but residents and several government agencies plan a cleanup this weekend.

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2016-08-31 22:33:53
Zika Update: 50 More Cases Reported; Health Says Zika Action Day a Success

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory after confirming the same amount of cases last week. The number of cases went from 193 to 243.

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2016-08-31 22:03:29
Deaths — St. Croix
Ezekiel Buchannan Farrell Dies at 73

 

Ezekiel Buchannan Farrell
Ezekiel Buchannan Farrell

Ezekiel Buchannan Farrell, also known as "Bunces," former St. Croix taxi driver of Estate Glynn died on April 6 at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital. He was 73 years old.
He is survived by his mother: Elvina Farrell; daughters: Sally Farrell John, Garolyn Farrell Parris, Sally Farrell Beresford, Eva Farrell St. Brice, Anselma Farrell Joe and Terrisha Farrell; sons: Cassius Farrell, Deswin Farrell and Kelvin George; grandchildren: Deyonte, Sofia, Trinity, Tenechia, Trammel, Tamalie, Roshad, Narantis, Deandre, Deserae, Dean, Derick, Darius, Symone, Shawn, Jamel, Jamal, Lionel, Marvin, Josezet, Shannya and Dezon; great grandchildren: Nevach, Nevaughn, Naariyah, Andrela, Andre, Maria, Marina, Dorian and Villanique; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Farrell; sons-in-law: Morton John, Leonard Beresford and Chesley Joe; sister, Estina Farrell; special friends: Kauwin James, Erma Petters, Thomas family, Gopaul and family, Slocombe, W. Maxwell, Claudette and Curly Bacchus; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at the Kingshill Chapel. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
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