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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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Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

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2016-06-25 21:59:40
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
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.
Professional Funeral Services Entrusted to: James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.                     
"Let Our Personal Touch Ease the Burden of Your Loss"                                                  Serving Our Community With Pride and Honor For 29 Years                                                          Located at 6AA La Grande Princesse Telephone: 718-8663 Fax: 718-8661. 

 

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