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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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Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
People have been impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of installing shower fixtures or energy saving devices. "They are NOT WAPA Employees.”
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2016-09-28 22:46:13
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

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2016-09-28 22:20:28
The Bookworm: Treat Yourself to African American History

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book, readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

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2016-09-28 21:49:59
Religion — St. Croix
Jehovah's Witnesses Gather to Commemorate Death of Jesus

April 9, 2009 - Jehovah's Witnesses will gather in their Kingdom Halls after sundown on St. Croix, Thursday, April 9, to commemorate Jesus' death.
It is marked with a simple ceremony, and all interested persons are invited to attend. Jehovah's Witnesses consider Jesus' death as the most important event in history because Jesus sacrificed his perfect human life in behalf of mankind. He did this so others can gain everlasting life.
As a Christian congregation, they show their appreciation to Christ and the Heavenly Father, Jehovah, for what they did in humanity's behalf by attending this special service called the Memorial of Christ's Death.
The following is a listing of the memorial services scheduled throughout St. Croix on Thursday evening:
Christiansted:
Place: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, No. 7 Orange Grove (behind FirstBank)
Time: Spanish service at 6:30 p.m. and English service at 7:45 p.m.
Frederiksted:
Place: Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 23C North Carlton Road
Time: Spanish service at 6:30 p.m. and English service at 7:45 p.m.
Place: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 23C North Carlton Road
Time: Sign Language service at 8 p.m.
These are free services and all interested persons are invited to attend.

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