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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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Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

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2016-09-29 17:11:05
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5-YEAR PLAN: HOW V.I. ROBS PETER TO PAY PAUL

Like a householder who keeps dipping into savings to pay the grocery bill, the V.I. government keeps borrowing from "special funds" to augment the General Fund and pay ongoing operating expenses, according to the Five Year Operating and Strategic Financial Plan.

Read entire articleOct 25 2000 - 7:18am
5-YEAR PLAN: HOW BAD IS THE V.I.'S FISCAL CRISIS?

In the first of a series of articles, Bernetia Akin reports that the V. I. government's financial crisis is so well-documented, it is difficult to find a figure that still makes an impact on the public. But just how bad is it? Here are the hard numbers.

Read entire articleOct 23 2000 - 3:27pm
DPNR HURRICANE GUIDELINES FOR BOATERS

Commissioner Dean C. Plaskett of Planning and Natural Resources has announced designated hurricane havens and guidelines for tropical storm and hurricane preparation.

Read entire articleAug 21 2000 - 11:20am
VI LEGISLATIVE BILLS: THE BIG ONES

Sometimes a government must look to outside sources for help with development and financial security. Listed below are bills proposing contracts with stateside and interisland corporations and other acts.

Read entire articleAug 11 2000 - 8:06am
VI LEGISLATIVE BILLS: APPROPRIATING FUNDS

Find out how the senators of the 23rd Legislature voted on the destiny of these monies. Listed here are bills on the transfer of funds between treasuries.

Read entire articleAug 11 2000 - 7:59am
VI LEGISLATIVE BILLS: AMENDING POPULAR ISSUES

One job of legislators is to propose and adopt bills and amendments regarding the general well-being of people in their district. The following are decisions made by the 23rd Legislature that amend bills ranging from the minimum sentence for armed robbery to rights and responsibilities of cancer patients.

Read entire articleAug 11 2000 - 7:53am
VI LEGISLATIVE BILLS: OTHER

It is not always easy to understand the internal workings of a political system. The following bills are in a category all their own. Source staff decided to leave out bills on rezoning areas of less than an acre.

Read entire articleAug 11 2000 - 7:50am
CANDIDATES

Here is a list of candidates for the upcoming elections in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Districts.

Read entire articleAug 11 2000 - 7:47am
RED CROSS PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE SEASON

If your are in an area at risk of hurricanes, like the Virgin Islands, your best defense this hurricane season is to be prepared. Here is a list of suggestions from the American Red Cross.

Read entire articleJul 25 2000 - 11:54am
V.I. RED CROSS LISTS HURRICANE SHELTERS

The following shelters have been inspected and approved for the year 2000 hurricane season.
St. Croix
– Claude O. Markoe School, Mars Hill, Frederiksted
– Educational Complex, Kings Hill

Read entire articleJul 25 2000 - 11:53am