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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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Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

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2016-09-29 17:11:05
Deaths — St. Croix
Cinthy Olivia Lewis Dies in Florida

Cinthy Olivia Lewis
Cinthy Olivia Lewis

Cinthy Olivia Lewis of Strawberry Hill died on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Clermont, Florida. She was 79 years old.
She is survived by her four children: Hertica Martin, Laughton Lewis, Telsalda Josiah and Karin Joseph; sisters: Winnifred Walters and Bernadean Hull (Ontario, Canada), brothers: Mitchell and Gerard Lewis (Leeds, England), sons-in-law: Samuel Martin and Hashim Josiah; daughter-in-law, Lisa Lewis; grandchildren: Akemi Martin, Hashim and Amal Josiah, Omari, Jamal and Afiya Lewis, Antonio O'Garro, Tyeka Powell, Kerisha David, Jaden and Sierra Fall, Chaz Tubarri Nesbitt, Shamoya, Shadeyan and Shalom Albert, Tykeera and Yuodora McFadden, Kayin Whitehead and Zarina Okoinyan; great-grandchildren: Omari, Omani, Roh'niya, Kimora, Ahmani, Kymani and Ahmari Lewis, Zahir Polk, Dennis Jr., D'Chaun, Dequan, Dae'von Knight, Jamal Lewis Jr. and Destin O'Garro; as well as many other nieces and nephews, extended family and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, at James Memorial Funeral Home. The second viewing will take place at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Estate Castle Coakley). Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cinthy Lewis Scholarship Fund at St. Peter’s Epicscopal Church, P.O. Box 7974, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00823, telephone: 778-6471.
Professional Funeral Services Entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc. Located at 6AA La Grande Princesse Telephone: 718-8663 Fax: 718-8661
 

 

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