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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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Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
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
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AARP Holds Community Conversations on Medicare and Social Security

AARP VI will be hosting three public conversations on Medicare and Social Security with seniors during the month of May as part of the Department of Human Services annual celebration of Older Americans Month.
Each of the following events will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
• The first event will be held on St. Thomas at Palms Court Harbourview on Tuesday, May 15.
 • The second event will occur on Wednesday, May 23 on the island of St. John at St. Ursula’s Multi-Purpose Center in Cruz Bay.
•       The final event will be held on Thursday, May 24 on St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall.
The conversations will focus on the experiences and concerns seniors have with Medicare and Social Security.  These two federal programs form the foundation for health and financial security during retirement and AARP feels that all Americans have earned the right to have a say about these two critical programs.
Space is limited so please pre-register at  713-2002. A light breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees.  

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