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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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911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, the VIPD issued a wanted poster for Thomas.

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2016-06-22 22:56:43
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: Feel the Music in 'Shorty Trombone'

Andrews tells of coming up poor and finding riches in his New Orleans’ songs. It’s a story that’ll make your children want to dance with music they can almost hear from the pages of this book

Read entire articleMay 18 2016 - 9:44pm
The Bookworm: 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

Put this wonderful novel in your hands and “Britt-Marie Was Here” will slyly tickle your funny bone while Fredrik Backman simultaneously wrings your heart out with both fists.

Read entire articleMay 11 2016 - 12:49am
The Bookworm: Who's Watching the House?

This book had me stuck to my sofa. It’s lively, informative, oh-so-fun to read, and a must-have for anyone with real estate. If that sounds like your kinda book, then “A Burglar’s Guide” will be a steal.

Read entire articleMay 3 2016 - 10:18pm
The Bookworm: Have Your 'Cake' and Read it Too

In "Cake," readers will be entertained by tales of adventure and spices, the advent of the “domestic goddess,” and how bakers came to love a woman who “never actually existed.”

Read entire articleApr 27 2016 - 11:52pm
The Bookworm: 'The Blackbirds'
Much as I anticipate Dickey’s novels, I didn’t think this wordy one was his best – but it’s not the worst either. “The Blackbirds”has issues, yes, but diehard fans may still crow about it.
Read entire articleApr 20 2016 - 8:21pm
The Bookworm: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

Teege tells about her experiences, her memories and her heartbreaking repugnance for her ancestry, but Sellmair acts as a sort of narrator, filling in the historical gaps among Teege’s tale.

Read entire articleApr 12 2016 - 10:47pm
The Bookworm: 'Junk'

This is not a self-help book. It won’t tell you how to empty your crammed closets, but it’s engaging and plenty fun to read – which makes “Junk” a great book to put in your hands.

Read entire articleApr 5 2016 - 10:53pm
The Bookworm: 'Incarceration Nations'

This is not a soft-on-crime book; instead, it’s more a meditation on making prisons more productive, instead of merely a warehouse for individuals.

Read entire articleMar 30 2016 - 11:05pm
The Bookworm: 'Sweet as Sin'

“Sweet as Sin” is like taking a trip back to your childhood, with history along for the ride. It’s bite-sized, in both memory and fact, and as easy to dip into as your grandma’s candy dish.

Read entire articleMar 23 2016 - 11:24pm
The Bookworm: 'I Had to Survive'

What moves this almost-44-year-old endurance tale along is the retelling of the tragedy, woven between intimate chapters on how it deeply affected the way Canessa lives his life after the Andes crash.

Read entire articleMar 16 2016 - 10:41pm