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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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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Varlackville Opens; Honoree Described as ‘Humble,’ ‘Unsung Hero’

St. John Festival Village 2016, dubbed Varlackville, officially opened Tuesday evening with a ceremony celebrating this year’s honoree and village namesake, Delrise Varlack.

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2016-06-29 23:18:03
The Bookworm: Good Company is Half the Feast

Of course, you’ve had good meals before but, as you’ll see in “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent, good company is half the feast.

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2016-06-29 22:19:14
Farmers and Fishermen Learn about Resources During Agriculture Open House

On Tuesday and Wednesday, farmers and fishermen are learning about an array of programs and services that exist to help grow their businesses and strengthen agricultural productivity in the territory.

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2016-06-28 23:53:22
Environment — St. Croix
DPNR Advises Public to Avoid Storm-Water Runoff Areas

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at 43 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following: 
 
Due to recent heavy rainfall and the anticipation of more rain over the weekend, DPNR advises the public to refrain from using areas that are affected by storm-water runoff until these effects subside. Parents are advised to instruct their children to keep away from storm-water-impacted beaches as well as areas with manholes and storm-water flooding. 
 
There may be an elevated health risk to anyone swimming in storm-water-impacted areas as a result of increased concentrations of bacteria. All persons should also be aware that storm-water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm-water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins).
 
DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters. For additional information regarding water quality call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 in St. Croix. 

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