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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Deaths — St. Croix
Cesario Acosta Jr. Dies at 51

 

Cesario Acosta Jr. of Ashville, North Carolina, died on May 11. He was 51 years old.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy Soto Acosta; father, Cesario Acosta Sr.; soul mate, Jessica Webb; daughters: Jessica Acosta, Sheila Acosta, Eva Acosta and Onika Naomi Acosta; sons: Cesario Acosta Jr. (Eto) and Luis Acosta; granddaughters: Elssy Coure Acosta, Vivian Acosta and Shyla Nieves Acosta; grandson: Jaybriel Acosta; sisters: Peggy Lee Acosta Nestor and Sandra Acosta; brothers: Jose C. Acosta and Cesario Evan Acosta; aunts: Betty Huff, Felicita Garcia, Carmen Ramos, Carmen L. Soto, Nida Soto, Luisa Torres, Lydia Santos Acosta, Carmen R. Acosta, Ruth Soto, Sarah Soto, Yvonne Soto and Iris Violeta Garcia; uncles: Juan Acosta, Anibal Acosta, Jesus Soto, Nicanor Soto, Marcelo Ramos, Felix Garcia, Rumaldo Garcia, Felo Garcia, German Garcia, Candido Garcia and Antonio Nieves; daughter-in-law, Emily Acosta; son-in-law, Hector Nieves; sister-in-law, Maria Juana Acosta; and brother-in-law, Vincent Nestor Sr.
He is also survived by nieces: Sharifa Nestor, Sharleen Nestor, Luz M. Acosta and Ana Rosalia Garcia; nephews: Jose C. Acosta., Juan C. Acosta, Vincent Nestor Jr. and V'Anthony M. Nestor; great niece and nephews: Jah'kia Nestor, Shawn H. Skepple Jr. (Lil Man) and Shaw'Layah C. Skepple; special cousins: Carlos Soto, Julio A. Soto, Miguel Soto, Benjamin Ramos, Marcelo Jr. Ramos., Eddie Ramos, Juan C., Hector, Samuel, Ruben, Yolanda, Minerva, Luz Yomary, Nelson, Cesar, Alberto Acosta, Graciela Soto, Iris Magras, Bendicta Donastrong, Carmen Hobson, Lizette Encarnacion, Ana, Carmen Ayala, Maria Nella Cotto, Samuel Ramos and Antonio Ramos; special friends: Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James (Ret.), Lt. Gov. Kenneth Mapp (Ret.), Sen Lilliana Belardo De O'Neal, Otillio Concepcion, Enrique Santos, Idalia Santos, Isabel Martinez, Eva Alvarez, Emilio Rodriguez, Edna Encarnacion, Ana Morales, Curcito Ramos, Juan Valentine, Rey Clarke, Virginia Parrila Melendez and Luis Santiago; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Iglesias de Zion Hermanes Unidos En Cristo Church in Estate Castle Coakley. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
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