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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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Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
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
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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