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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
People — St. Croix
DOREEN ‘RITA' BARNES SERVICES TUESDAY

Doreen Areta Banes, known to her friends as "Rita," of Ralph DeChabert Community, died Monday, March 12 at her home. She was 64.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Richmond, with a viewing beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at the Kingshill Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Pauline Audain, Jacqueline Barnes, Yvette Barnes, and Lynette Barnes; sons, Franklin "Thunder" Audain, Glen "Menya" Audain, and Bernard Barnes Jr.; grandchildren, Kai Javois, Kisha James, Gillisha, and Gilana Williams, Shawne Swanston, Chanice, Troy, and Virohn Morgan, Bernard, Jevon, and Jerod Barnes; sisters, Violet Audain and Venetta Audain; brothers, Wilfred, Basil, Donald, Victor, and Leighton Audain; nieces, Beverly Frederick, Sandra, Julie, Debbie, Wendy, and Karen Audain; nephews, Shawn Fredericks, Jerry Fredericks, Victor Steve, Verne Audain, Ray Audain, and Anthony Audain; aunts, Edna Slack and Ruby Slack; daughter-in-law, Pamela Hurt; son-in-law, Glenroy Swanston; sisters-in-law, Helen Audain, Violet Sutton, Jane Bolling, Iris Wilson, Beryl Bolling-Sergent, and Roselyn Griffith; brothers-in-law, Lionel, Vernon, Dennis Rupert, and Milton Barnes; special friend, Ruth Parris; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of James Memorial Funeral Home.

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