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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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2016-08-24 23:03:33
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2016-08-24 22:58:42
The Bookworm: Read the 'Writings on the Wall'

Readers with the right mindset will find this book to be informative and entertaining but be prepared to take your time get the most from it. What’s here is deep and wide and nowhere near quick.

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2016-08-24 22:47:34
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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