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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Zika Update: 65 New Cases Reported; 5 Babies with Virus Born Healthy

On Tuesday, the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 65 new cases of Zika and announced that five babies born with the virus are all healthy. 

2016-10-19 23:49:15
Amnesty on Gross Receipts Tax Begins

Businesses that are behind on paying V.I. gross receipts taxes can avoid penalties and interest if they pay by Jan. 3, 2017, according to V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering.

2016-10-19 23:47:20
McHappy Day 2016 to Benefit My Brother’s Workshop

McDonald’s Virgin Islands launched its annual McHappy Day fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 18, which will culminate on McHappy Day, Friday, Nov. 18.

2016-10-19 14:20:55
Deaths — St. Croix
Wellington Shaheliy Pennyfeather Dies at 34

Wellington Shaheliy Pennyfeather
Wellington Shaheliy Pennyfeather

Wellington Shaheliy Pennyfeather of Estate Williams Delight died on Feb. 1 at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. He was 34 years old.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Pennyfeather; paternal grandfather, Dalwin Pennyfeather; nephew, Hansen Pennyfeather; uncle, Ira Samuel Jr.; godparents: Marion Wilson and Phillip Hunt.
He is survived by his mother, Mona P. “Shelly” Sackey; father, Honsen W.C.“Shaheliy” Penny feather; maternal grandparents: Leon Sackey and Jean Prince; paternal grandmother, Mary Pennyfeather; daughter, Shaniah Pennyfeather; sons: Shaheliy Pennyfeather, JaQuan Pennyfeather, Amar Pennyfeather, Shahiel Pennyfeather and Onyx Pennyfeather; sisters: Sheniba Pennyfeather, Shaneka Pennyfeather-Armstrong and Sherishma Pennyfeather; and brothers: Anandi Pennyfeather, Hansen Pennyfeather, Dalwin Pennyfeather, Aneff Pennyfeather, Shaquille Pennyfeather, Johnny Pennyfeather, Jahni Pennyfeather and Shahely Pennyfeather.
He is also survived by sister-in-law, Ashley Pennyfeather; brother-in-law, Keino Armstrong; nieces: Na’Zirah Armstrong, Na’Kia Armstrong, Na’Kaerah Armstrong, Shaylaah Henry, Nilsa Pennyfeather, Layla Pennyfeather, Aniya Pennyfeather, Amrey Williams, Ashayla Williams, Annyah Williams and Sativa Harris; nephews: Shelden Omalho, Aniby Pennyfeather, Jaquille Pennyfeather, Hanandi Pennyfeather, R’Mani Ramsingh and A’Jahnikai Harris; and aunts: Lorna Samuel, Donna “Asheba” Samuel, Janice Sackey, Sonia Sackey, Brenda Sackey and Vanda Jackson-Pennyfeather.
Other survivors include uncles: Lionel Sackey, Floyd Sackey, Oneal “Breed” Pennyfeather, Adolphus “Chucky” Pennyfeather, Alton “Dirty” Pennyfeather and Dalwin “Bobby” Pennyfeather; godparents: Judith Samuel, Maude Roberts, Joseph “Joe Kaya” Roberts and Gary “Shaboo” Ritter; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Professional Funeral Services is entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
Located at 6 AA La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, Telephone: 718-8663/Fax: 718-8661


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