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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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Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
People have been impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of installing shower fixtures or energy saving devices. "They are NOT WAPA Employees.”
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2016-09-28 22:46:13
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

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2016-09-28 22:20:28
The Bookworm: Treat Yourself to African American History

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book, readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

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2016-09-28 21:49:59
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The Bookworm: Shaq Reaches Back

Retired basketball great and author Shaquille O’Neal reaches back into his own childhood to create this tale, which is something 7-to-10-year-olds will enjoy knowing.

Read entire articleOct 6 2015 - 10:55pm
The Bookworm: Is It a Good Hair Day?

Is today a good hair day, a bad hair day – or a no-hair day?  The bigger question: who’s happy with her hair? In this book, 27 women answer that as they weigh in on their tresses (or lack thereof).

Read entire articleSep 29 2015 - 11:08pm
The Bookworm: 'Believe It or Not!'

Someone in Ohio collects bedpans. A lot of people collect ink – on their bodies. A man in California collected keys; a woman in New York collects fashion-doll parts to create jewelry.

Read entire articleSep 24 2015 - 12:18am
The Bookworm: 'James Dean's Final Hours'

James Dean knew better than to exceed the speed limit but he couldn’t resist and, as you’ll see in the new book by Keith Elliot Greenberg, that need for speed may have driven him to the grave.

Read entire articleSep 15 2015 - 11:03pm
The Bookworm: 'Black Man in a White Coat'

When you first glimpse “Black Man in a White Coat,” you may wonder if it’s about health or if it’s a memoir. It’s both, actually, but that scarcely matters when a book is this good.

Read entire articleSep 8 2015 - 11:19pm
The Bookworm: 'Household Workers Unite'

This isn’t your curl-up-in-front-of-a-fireplace kind of read but it is a pleasure, especially if you’re a historian, feminist or domestic worker yourself.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 9:56pm
The Bookworm: Exercise Your Rights to Read

Being a children’s picture story doesn’t at all diminish its power. Indeed, “Lillian’s Right to Vote” is 10 feet tall, and it’s something neither you nor your child will be able to leave.

Read entire articleAug 25 2015 - 10:28pm
The Bookworm: Trust Me on 'Shots on the Bridge'

Trust me. In the new book “Shots on the Bridge” by Ronnie Greene, you’ll read about assumed trust that was broken in a most devastating way.

Read entire articleAug 20 2015 - 12:58am
The Bookworm: 'Simple Lessons for a Better Life'

If you’re dealing with adversity or just watching too much news, “Simple Lessons for a Better Life” may be just the thing to inspire you.

Read entire articleAug 6 2015 - 12:23am
The Bookworm: Wow, 'Only the Strong'

Author Jabari Asim draws a reader in with the kind of writing that sometimes makes you forget that you’re reading a piece of fiction. "Only the Strong” will leave you weak in the knees.

Read entire articleJul 24 2015 - 12:55am