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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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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
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
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Brief: Police Seek Information About Missing Man

July 18, 2008 -- Residents with information on the whereabouts of 27-year-old Tafari Fawkes -- reported missing earlier this week by his family -- are asked to contact police on St. Croix at 778-2211.
Fawkes is six feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, according to a V.I. Police Department news release. He frequents the Williams Delight and Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion housing communities and has two tattoos: one on his upper right arm that says "Lil Duce," and another on his lower right arm that says "Outlaw."
Flyers have already been sent out to key locations around the island, and all law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for Fawkes, the release said.
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