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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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Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
People have been impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of installing shower fixtures or energy saving devices. "They are NOT WAPA Employees.”
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2016-09-28 22:46:13
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

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2016-09-28 22:20:28
The Bookworm: Treat Yourself to African American History

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book, readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

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2016-09-28 21:49:59
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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