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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: '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
The Bookworm: Couch Surfing for a Year

At first blush, it appears that “My Couch is Your Couch” is more of a travel book. But I saw this lavishly illustrated treat in a different way: it’s a book that will make you thankful.

Read entire articleNov 18 2015 - 10:40pm
The Bookworm: 'Wake Up Happy'

Readers who have come to love Michael Strahan on the field or on TV will be glad to know that his writing is genuine: what you see on the small screen is what you get in this book.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 10:47pm
Caribbean Community Theatre Announces 31st Season

Caribbean Community Theatre’s 31st season will open with its new season: “My Three Angels,” a comedy (November); followed by “9 to 5 – The Musical” by Dolly Parton (February); “Rumors,” a farce by Neil Simon (March and April); “A Raisin in the Sun,” an award-winning play (May), and “Smile Orange,” a Caribbean comedy (June).

Read entire articleNov 5 2015 - 7:21pm
The Bookworm: What’s an Epitaph if Not Poetry?

 If you’re not normally someone who chooses poetry to read, give “Next Door to the Dead” a try. And besides, what’s an epitaph except poetry etched in stone?

Read entire articleNov 4 2015 - 11:58pm
The Bookworm: A Whodunit Lover’s Whodunit

The ghosties and seers aren’t the only thing that creates chills here; Staub also turns up the dial on psychological terror. What more could you want?

Read entire articleOct 28 2015 - 11:40pm
The Bookworm: Just Who Was Jeremiah G. Hamilton?

Though he showed up in New York City in the wake of scandal, nobody knew for sure where Jeremiah G. Hamilton had come from. Some sources said he was born in the Caribbean.

Read entire articleOct 21 2015 - 11:27pm
The Bookworm: 'Carrying Albert Home'

In "Carrying Albert Home," your leg is pulled from West Virginia to Florida and you know it, but there’s still something about this story that you’ll truly want to be real.

Read entire articleOct 14 2015 - 7:17pm