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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
Community - Deaths — St. Croix
Faustina Miranda DerWeer Spanner Dies

Faustina Miranda DerWeer Spanner died on Aug. 4.

Read entire articleAug 9 2016 - 8:41pm
Providencia Diaz Velazquez Dies at 98

Providencia Diaz Velazquez, also known as “Yuya,” of Estate Carlton died on Aug. 7, at her residence. She was 98 years old.

Read entire articleAug 9 2016 - 4:23pm
Ralph Gerrard Skerrit Dies

Ralph Gerrard Skerrit died on July 28.

Read entire articleAug 8 2016 - 7:17pm
Robert Winston Motta Dies in Puerto Rico

Robert Winston Motta, also known as “Bobby” or “Ickey,” of Estate Rattan died in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He was 63 years old.

Read entire articleAug 8 2016 - 7:07pm
Norris Antonio Hobson Dies

Norris Antonio Hobson, also known as Tony, of Estate Ginger Thomas died on July 29.

Read entire articleAug 5 2016 - 6:54pm
William Allen Dies

William Allen died on July 27.

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Floris H. Lawrence Dies at 62

Floris H. Lawrence of Estate Mon Bijou died on July 2 at Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. She was 62 years old.

Read entire articleJul 30 2016 - 9:17am
Myrtle Althea Michael Dies at 81

Myrtle Althea Michael of Estate Work and Rest died on July 21 at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. She was 81 years old.

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Ruth Medora Rissing Benjamin Dies at 83

Ruth Medora Rissing Benjamin of Christiansted, St. Croix, died on Saturday, July 23. She was 83 years old

Read entire articleJul 30 2016 - 6:11am
Mary Caroline Ponteen Dies at 89

Mary Caroline Ponteen, also known as “Miss Canie,” “Miss May” and “Miss Mary,” died on Friday, July 22, at her home in Estate Anna’s Hope, Christiansted, St. Croix. She was 89 years.

Read entire articleJul 30 2016 - 6:06am