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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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DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills, terrorist incidents and hazardous materials during a four-day training program.

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2016-08-24 23:03:33
Why are the Mangroves Dead at Great Pond?

Residents have been wondering what happened on the South Shore at Great Pond, where there once were healthy, lush green mangroves.

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2016-08-24 22:58:42
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IRIS EMELDA BATTISTE DEAD AT 68

Iris Emelda Richards Battiste of Hamilton Jackson Terrace died Thursday, Oct. 19 at Juan F. Luis Hospital. She was 68.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. A viewing will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
Mrs. Battiste is survived by her husband, Austin Ecedro Battiste; daughters, Lorna Jackson, Yvonne Pogson, Winifred Lawrence, Rena Battiste, Marie Battiste, Yvette Bermudez and Maureen Battiste; sons, Rhudel Lawrence Sr., and Austin Battiste Jr.; mother-in-law, Antoinette Michael; father-in-law, Adolph Battiste Sr.; grandchildren, Marzell, Ezekiel and Elijah Johnson, Sherilyn, Shermaine, Yolander, Ronald and LeVar Pogson, Everlyn Beckles, Barbara, Rhudel Jr. and Kenneth Lawrence, Iris Battiste, George and Michael Parrish, Vernon Jr. and Cassandra Brittan and Antonio Bermudez.
She is also survived by sons-in-law, Marzell Johnson Jr., Ronald Pogson Sr., Roy E. Beckles, Vernon Brittan Sr., and Luis F. Bermudez; sister-in-law, Jean Battiste; brothers-in-law, Alric Battiste, Adolph Battiste Jr., and Robert Lee Brow; daughters-in-law, Lynn Lawrence and Joanne Greenidge; great-grandchildren, Deshaun Schneider and Little Ezekiel; and numerous relatives and friends.

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