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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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Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills, terrorist incidents and hazardous materials during a four-day training program.

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2016-08-24 23:03:33
Deaths — St. Croix
Rita Soodeen Dies

 

Rita Soodeen of Hannah's Rest died on May 1 at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Soodeen; daughters: Nadia Spence, Helenese Desormeaux, Alana Soodeen, Rhomatina Soodeen, Carlista Soodeen and Robin Soodeen; sons: Keith Sedeno, Terrence Desormeaux Sr., Anthony Desormeaux, Horace Desormeaux, Ralph P. Soodeen and Michael Soodeen; and grandchildren: Rhonda Sedeno, Roderick Sedeno, Krystal Desormeaux, Terrence Desormeaux Jr., Ashley Desormeaux, Matthew Hallett, Kassandra Desormeaux, Priscilla Desormeaux, Myles Desormeaux, Alexis Spence, Joshan Spence, Khalida Desormeaux, Jalessa Desormeaux, Marcus Desormeaux, Keesha Desormeaux, Jada Desormeaux, Israel Soodeen, Victor White-Soodeen, Jayden White-Soodeen and Jaylen Soodeen.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Carissa Desormeaux, Mehki Hallett, Jaleel Thomas, Kenneth Thompson Jr., Skyy Bendolph, Noah Remy and Izayah Remy; daughter-in-law, Sjirl Desormeaux; son-in-law, Edwin Spence; brother, Hollis Hobson; niece, Sherri Ann Martinez; nephew, David Hobson; sister-in-law, Marjorie Hobson: special friends: Hamilton Ramos, Kathleen Matthew and Michelle Branch; cousins and other relatives: the Degazon family, McKenzie family, Cumbermack family, Sam family, Romo family, and Victor Rojes and Cheryl Sam; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Frederiksted Cemetery.
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