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Homicides 2016

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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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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. 

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2016-08-28 13:56:29
Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
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
Deaths — St. Croix
LaVerne King-Donadelle Dies in New York

 

LaVerne King-Donadelle
LaVerne King-Donadelle

LaVerne King-Donadelle of Tamrind Estate died in New York on Jan. 15. She was 60 years old.
She is survived by her children: Aretha Ottley-Pedro, Karise Donadelle- Pedro, Verne Donadelle and Danice Donadelle; mother, Elmira Williams-King; brothers: Dr. Rubio King, Mario King and Clarence King Sr.; sisters: Berenice King-Lambert, Ianthe King-Baptiste, Aileen King-Desborne and Norma King-Crigger; brothers-in-law: Riel Baptiste, Ashley, Cornell, Astor, Wayne and Wilton Donadelle; sisters-in-law: Mary King, Shirley King, Doretta Pitt, Norida, Rizta, Janicia, Yvette, Florencia, Alexis and Alicia Donadelle; sons-in-law: Elvis Pedro and Ezekel Pedro; and grandchildren: Destani Jones, Indiah and Lah’Che Williams, K’Myah and Kinayh Donadelle, Anique Pedro, JLin Frederick-Donadelle and Ameera Moe-Donadelle.
She is also survived by nieces: Bernice King-Campbell, Juliet King, Alvin Raymond, Beverly Gordon, Joseph Lambert, Michelle Farrington, Tiffany King, Sandra and Laura Delapaz, Debra, Roy and Denise Baptiste; godchildren: Sheku Turbe, Troy Edney, Sherri Lynch, Sedasha Harris and Linroy “Pappy” Ford Jr.; special friends: Debra Evans, Glennwood Brown, Doreen Jackson, Alicia Joseph, Brenda Bastian, Clarence Ottley II, Wilma Jerimiah, Gertrude Jones, Lydia Japal, Helen Joseph, Joan Penn, John Bell Jr., Patricia Blackman, Ester Jeffers, Sonia Joseph, Victor Plaskett Sr., Ruth Lynch, Ada Brooks, Rosita Nicholsen, Keith Donadelle Sr.; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The family requests that those in attendance wear shades of blue.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Speak the World Ministries, Peter’s Rest. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
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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