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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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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
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Community — St. Croix
DOE to Host Conference for Culture Bearers

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (DOE) Division of Cultural Education invites persons in the community to attend the first conference of its kind: “A New Vision: Traditionalist and Preservationist Culture Bearers Impacting Students’ Learning.”

Read entire articleAug 8 2016 - 12:53pm
Ten Sleepless Knights Inc. Selects Winner of Its 2016 Music Scholarship

Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK) Inc. has announced that Tariq Lionel has been selected as its 2016 Scholarship Award recipient, and he will be presented with the Ten Sleepless Knights Scholarship Award in a brief ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Read entire articleAug 7 2016 - 8:56pm
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
Susanna Augusta Callwood-Smith Named Rotarian of the Year

Susanna Augusta Callwood-Smith, Ed.D. was awarded the 2016 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of St. Croix West by its members and President Jennell Bryan on July 23

Read entire articleAug 5 2016 - 6:25am
Woodson Jr. H.S. Syncs School Times With Other Schools

Principal Rodney E. Moorehead of the John H. Woodson Jr. High School announced today that school hours for SY 2016-17 will be changed to 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Read entire articleAug 3 2016 - 8:30pm
Island Therapy Solutions Partners With Camps to Create First Inclusive Program for Autistic Children

This year, Virgin Islands children with autism enjoyed a typical summer camp experience alongside peers without disabilities thanks to a partnership between St. Croix-based Island Therapy Solutions (ITS) and several camps on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleAug 2 2016 - 3:07pm
William Allen Dies

William Allen died on July 27.

Read entire articleAug 1 2016 - 1:34pm
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.

Read entire articleJul 30 2016 - 9:07am
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