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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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Approaching Tropical Wave Expected to Pass South of the V.I.

A strong tropical wave approaching the Caribbean neared tropical storm strength Tuesday and is likely to continue organizing, the National Hurricane Center predicted in its 8 p.m. update.

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2016-09-27 23:20:24
WAPA Looking for New St. Thomas Generators

WAPA has begun the process of buying new generating units for the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas, with the aim of making power production more efficient and reliable.

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2016-09-27 23:18:21
Undercurrents: Say Goodbye to an Old Friend That Isn’t (Environmentally) Friendly

Life in the Virgin Islands is about to change drastically – perhaps not profoundly, but certainly fundamentally. The feather-light, easily-airborne, ever-lasting, ubiquitous thin plastic check-out bag will soon begin to fade into the past. 

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2016-09-26 23:56:32
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Crime Stoppers: Come Forward with What You Know

Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not see a significant reduction in crime until everyone comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.

St. Croix: On Jan. 11, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Building 43 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. The police found two gunshot victims, both 29 years of age. Sylvester Hodge of the Aureo Diaz Heights Housing Community and Michael Javois of Estate Mon Bijou were later pronounced dead at Juan F. Luis Hospital. Police need your help to identify whoever is responsible for these killings. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500.

St. John: Police are requesting the assistance of the community in identifying whoever has broken into several vehicles in the Annaberg area. These break-ins have occurred during the day time and personal items have been stolen. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the thieves. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered.

St. Thomas: On March 18 at 2:25 a.m., a man, in the Coki Point area was stabbed multiple times in his upper body. The man, who was unable to talk, was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Tell us what you know about this stabbing so police can identify and arrest the perpetrator(s). The minimum cash reward for an arrest is $900.

You are making a difference. Let’s continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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