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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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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. 

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2016-08-28 13:56:29
Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
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
The Bookworm: You'll Laugh, You'll Cry

We like to believe that we own our pets, says Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, at least until the “lease has expired." She says we teach our dogs to stay, "but they never do.” Read “All Dogs Go to Kevin.”

Read entire articleJul 15 2015 - 8:43pm
The Bookworm: 'Balm' is No Quick Fix

“Balm” is a bit of surprise: it’s not exactly a love story, not exactly a ghost story, not exactly a novel of amends. It’s closer to all three, and that only works sometimes.

Read entire articleJul 8 2015 - 12:02am
The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

Read entire articleJul 2 2015 - 12:01am
The Bookworm: If You're Looking for Treasure - or Pirates

Arrrgh! Who hasn’t dreamed of finding buried loot or undersea riches? For you and the child inside who never stopped looking, “Pirate Hunters” is treasure enough.

Read entire articleJun 25 2015 - 12:46am
The Bookworm: Got Something for Dad?

For a baseball fan or anyone who’s ever had a game-loving father, this book just can’t be beat. If that describes you or it sounds like your Pops, then “The Dad Report” is a book to catch.

Read entire articleJun 17 2015 - 11:06pm
The Bookworm: 'Who's That Pig?'

Even kids who are brimming with self-confidence will understand how Fergus Pig feels when presented with someone who seems to outshine him.

Read entire articleJun 11 2015 - 7:32pm