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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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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
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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