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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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Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

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2016-06-25 21:59:40
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Community - People — St. Croix
Esonica Veira, Miss Regal International USVI 20016, to Compete in Antiqua

Pageant veteran Esonica Veira will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the inaugural Miss Regal International, which will be held in Antigua in August, where she will compete against over 50 other delegates from around the world.

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 5:03pm
SCEC Track Star Graduates Summa Cum Laude from Benedict College

Stephanie Rhoden, 2012 valedictorian of Manor School, graduated on May 7 from Benedict College in South Carolina summa cum laude with a 3.98 grade point average.

Read entire articleJun 3 2016 - 4:29pm
Lynette Cassius Selected for Prestigious Summer Internship Program

(Laboratory Institute of Merchandising) LIM College student Lynette Cassius is one of only 36 students across the U.S. selected to participate in the Black Retail Action Group’s (BRAG) prestigious Summer Internship Program. She will intern for Nordstrom Inc. in Seattle, Wash., as a merchandising and planning assistant.

Read entire articleJun 2 2016 - 10:41am
Ryan McCormack Achieves Rank of Eagle Scout

Ryan Patrick McCormack of St. Croix has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout award. He will be recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp.

Read entire articleApr 30 2016 - 10:45am
Military News of Virgin Islanders for March

Editor's note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months' files in this section.

Read entire articleMar 28 2016 - 8:29pm
Bryce Pierre Named 2015 Petty Officer of the Year

Bryce Pierre, graduate of the Good Hope School Class of 2003, has been named "2015 Petty Officer of the Year" and was recently promoted to Petty Officer First Class in the United States Navy.

Read entire articleMar 23 2016 - 1:42pm
UVI Dean of Students to Receive National African-American Award

Stephan Moore, dean of students on the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and acting vice provost of access and enrollment services, was nominated for and selected to receive this year’s African-American Knowledge Community (AAKC) Sankofa Award from the National Association for Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA).

Read entire articleFeb 26 2016 - 11:44pm
UVI Welcomes New Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

This spring, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) welcomed a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLASS). Emily Williams Ph.D. brings a wealth of experience in teaching, writing and editing within the humanities. Her specialty focuses on Afro-American and Caribbean Literature.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2016 - 12:26am
Association for Rescue at Sea Gives Lifesaving Award to Capt. Anne Allard

C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing) and AFRAS (Association for Rescue at Sea) presented its distinguished lifesaving award at the 29th C-PORT Conference. Dana Goward, SES, USCG (retired), presented the award to Capt. Anne Allard, Sea Tow U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleFeb 11 2016 - 12:01pm
V.I. State Teacher of the Year Honored at Government House Ceremony

Monique Mari Motta, the Virgin Islands 2016 State Teacher of the Year, was honored before family members, and education and government officials Thursday, Jan. 14, at Government House in Christiansted, St. Croix.

Read entire articleJan 19 2016 - 10:16pm