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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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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
Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, the VIPD issued a wanted poster for Thomas.

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2016-06-22 22:56:43
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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