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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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Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

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2016-06-25 21:59:40
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
Organizations — St. Croix
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.
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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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