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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
Local government — St. Croix
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Available at Public Elementary Schools

 The Department of Education has announced the availability of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2012-2013. Administrators of public elementary schools in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts are encouraged to apply for participation in the $28,113 funded program, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Education.
“Through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program children at participating schools will receive a variety of free, fresh fruits and vegetables at specified times during the school day,” said Angela Frett, state director of Special Nutrition Programs. “It’s an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to children as healthy snack options.”
Applications may be picked up on St. Thomas at the Special Nutrition Programs Office located at the bottom of Polyberg Hill in the former J. Antonio Jarvis Annex School or on St. Croix at the Department of Education’s Main Complex located at 2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted. Applications may also be requested by e-mail. Completed applications are due in the Special Nutrition Programs offices no later than Wednesday, Oct. 31.
For more information on the program, contact Belinda Sanderson at 774-0100 ext. 2816 on St. Thomas or Janice Thomas at 773-1095 ext. 7082 on St. Croix.

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