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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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Zika Update: 65 New Cases Reported; 5 Babies with Virus Born Healthy

On Tuesday, the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 65 new cases of Zika and announced that five babies born with the virus are all healthy. 

2016-10-19 23:49:15
Amnesty on Gross Receipts Tax Begins

Businesses that are behind on paying V.I. gross receipts taxes can avoid penalties and interest if they pay by Jan. 3, 2017, according to V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering.

2016-10-19 23:47:20
McHappy Day 2016 to Benefit My Brother’s Workshop

McDonald’s Virgin Islands launched its annual McHappy Day fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 18, which will culminate on McHappy Day, Friday, Nov. 18.

2016-10-19 14:20:55
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: 'Welcome to My Breakdown'

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.

Read entire articleMay 8 2015 - 12:06am
The Bookworm: One (Steamy) Night

It was only supposed to be a one-night stand. But she wasn’t being entirely truthful with him. And he definitely wasn’t telling her everything, either… Let’s start here: “One Night” is steamy. But it’s not only that.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 6:55pm
The Bookworm: 'Body of Truth'

In the new book “Body of Truth” by Harriet Brown, you’ll see that everything you thought you knew about weight may be a big fat lie.

Read entire articleApr 16 2015 - 9:52pm
The Bookworm: What it Takes to Succeed

Editors Jealous and Shorters invited 40 black men from all walks of life and achievement to tell their stories and share what helped them succeed.

Read entire articleApr 9 2015 - 10:30pm
The Bookworm: Meet 'A Penguin Named Patience'

Toddlers might be willing to sit still for this book, but I think pre-school kids and early grade-schoolers will enjoy it best. Find “A Penguin Named Patience” and get ready to open it.

Read entire articleApr 2 2015 - 11:38pm
The Bookworm: 'Stealing the Game' is Perfect 3-Pointer

More than just a basketball novel, “Stealing the Game” is also a mystery, solved by a sharp, smart, funny, and genuinely nice 13-year-old. It’s perfect. Three points.

Read entire articleMar 26 2015 - 11:47pm
'Pirate' Guitarist Tom Mason Returns to Islands

Tom Mason and the Blue Bucaneers, a pirate-themed band from Nashville, will return to the territory in March for two weeks of performances beginning Wednesday all across the territory.

Read entire articleMar 16 2015 - 6:35pm
Birthday Celebration Will Re-Dedicate Dorsch Cultural Activities Center

A posthumous 100th birthday celebration will celebrate the life of Delta M. Dorsch and re-dedicate Frederiksted's Dorsch Cultural Activities Center.

Read entire articleMar 16 2015 - 6:12pm
The Bookworm: 'It's Not Rocket Science'

Here impossibly high-positioned, super-famous CEOs are not held up as the only examples of achievement. That gives readers a sense that, indeed, mega-success truly is attainable by anyone.

Read entire articleMar 13 2015 - 1:29am
The Bookworm: Not a Perfect Children's Book

Readers looking for the life story of Baker will find the usual: her rough childhood, her early career, her later performances. So far, so good – until you take into account the missing words, incorrect facts and timeline confusion.

Read entire articleMar 5 2015 - 11:05pm