A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…
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.
Majorette troupes, high school marching bands, Queens, Princesses and other assorted parade participants will line up to continue the tradition and cleave to the cultural roots of the Crucian Carnival. The parade will be illuminated not by oil lamps but by city street lights and Christmas lights twinkling from local businesses.
Then everyone on St. Croix is invited to show their island Christmas spirit Saturday by showing up or even participating in the traditional Ole Time Night Parade with Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights.