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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 September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-09-24 15:52:50
Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

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2016-09-23 14:39:03
Potentially Invasive Sea Grass Found in Christiansted Harbor
Halophila stipulacea, a potentially invasive sea grass, was found in the waters around St. Thomas and St. John in 2014 but, until this week, its presence has not been confirmed on St. Croix.
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2016-09-22 22:26:12
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: 'The Joy of Swimming'

Dip your toes in if you dare, or just dive right in. The water’s fine and so is this book; for mermaid, athlete, or mere fans of the old waterin’ hole, “The Joy of Swimming” will make a big splash.

Read entire articleJul 13 2016 - 12:14am
The Bookworm: 'Paws of Courage'

You might find this book in the children’s section of your favorite bookish place, but I think it’s more for readers ages 14-to-adult. Give “Paws of Courage” to your dog-lover and you’ll be a hero.

Read entire articleJul 6 2016 - 9:49pm
The Bookworm: Good Company is Half the Feast

Of course, you’ve had good meals before but, as you’ll see in “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent, good company is half the feast.

Read entire articleJun 29 2016 - 10:19pm
The Bookworm: The King of Pop's Last '83 Minutes'

It’s rare for me to like a book before I even get to the end of page one, but that’s what happened with “83 Minutes.” This is an easy book to dive into.

Read entire articleJun 21 2016 - 11:13pm
The Bookworm: One of the Better Books on 'The Greatest'

If you need a book about The Greatest, then, “Running with The Champ” may be one of the better ones.

Read entire articleJun 14 2016 - 10:59pm
The Bookworm: Latest Novel from Terry McMillan

This is a novel for anyone who’s lost a love and wondered, “What if…?”  It’s a book you’ll want to share with your BFFs. “I Almost Forgot about You” is a book you shouldn’t let get away.

Read entire articleJun 8 2016 - 11:56pm
The Bookworm: Take This Book for a Spin

This book is as fun as a spin around the block on a warm summer evening, reading it easy as, well, riding a bike. And if that was (or is) one of your favorite things, “The Mechanical Horse” is a winner.

Read entire articleJun 1 2016 - 8:31pm
The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 11:06pm
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