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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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Police Arrest Three in Operation Clean Sweep

Police arrested three men on warrants, detained a 17-year-old and issued wanted posters for three other suspects Friday in what it called Operation Clean Sweep.

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2016-09-30 23:47:28
Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday morning arrested 56-year-old Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin of Christiansted and charged him with first-degree rape.

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2016-09-30 23:17:54
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
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The Bookworm: If the Spirit Moves You

Die-hard historians might not find much new here, but I simply couldn’t put this book down. If you want something that’s short on pages but long on interest, “The Invisibles” is the one.

Read entire articleFeb 16 2016 - 10:48pm
The Bookworm: 'The Golden Lad'

About halfway through, this book turns the story somewhat away from the “old lion” and toward that of his beloved son, becoming a daredevil-adventure tale of a swashbuckling  soldier.

Read entire articleFeb 10 2016 - 10:06pm
The Bookworm: 'Best Friends Forever'

A great girlfriends novel that’s easy to read, super-quick to finish, and that can be passed around your book group. If that sounds like a dream read for you, then get “Best Friends Forever.”

Read entire articleJan 19 2016 - 11:42pm
The Bookworm: Coretta Scott King’s Lifelong Love of Music

Many biographies of King begin with her marriage to Martin, but Krull starts much earlier, putting an emphasis on Coretta Scott King’s lifelong love of music and her desire to have a career.

Read entire articleJan 13 2016 - 11:47pm
The Bookworm: If the Spirit Moves You

Whether you’re a drinker or a teetotaler, if you like a wee nip of history, then here’s the book you want. Read “Drinking in America”… if the spirit moves you.

Read entire articleDec 30 2015 - 11:07pm
The Bookworm: Grandmother Said ...

Bring tissues when you start “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” but bring your funnybone too. It’s that kind of book – one that, if you miss it, you’ll never forgive yourself.

Read entire articleDec 23 2015 - 12:17am
The Bookworm: How Alex Haley 'Changed a Nation'

Read “Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation” by Robert J. Norrell, and see how a career can grow. 

Read entire articleDec 16 2015 - 11:07pm
The Bookworm: 'Merry Kiss-mass"

This story of girl-meets-boy, girl-loses-boy, girl-gets-boy-anyhow with a twist of “dirt,” as the author says, might even jerk a few tears. It’s sparkly-warm and “Christmasy,” just as you like.

Read entire articleDec 8 2015 - 11:00pm
The Bookworm: Always Room for One More

Though this book is mainly for 4- to 8-year-olds, slightly younger children might sit still for it. One read-through and your kids will agree that “Miracle on 133rd Street” is a good story to share.

Read entire articleDec 1 2015 - 11:10pm
The Bookworm: Spice Up Your Holiday

So you like a little spice with your Christmas nog?  Or maybe some extra pepper in your peppermints? Then “Naughtier than Nice” will make you very jolly.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 11:12pm