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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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Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: Zika!

The blood that shot to my eyes a week ago, an immune reaction to the Zika virus, is almost gone, and the aches and pains getting out of bed Saturday morning seemed to be related more to age than Zika. 

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2016-09-24 22:20:37
UVI Chooses 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCUs in the United States.

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2016-09-24 20:24:38
Beach Advisory for September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-09-24 15:52:50
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ICC Responds to Amended Lawsuit Filed by Lender

In the latest legal filing by Innovative Communication Corp. in response to a half-billion-dollar lawsuit brought by its prime lender, Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative, ICC argues that a "mutual mistake" in the drafting of a 2001 loan agreement is at the crux of the conflict between the two.

Read entire articleAug 11 2004 - 1:22am
Candidate Filings Include 51 for Senate, 4 for Delegate

One hundred and eighty-five persons have filed to run for elective office this fall, 51 of them candidates for the Senate (including all 15 incumbents) and four of them seeking the delegate to Congress seat. There will be a Democratic Party primary in September with races for delegate, St. Croix senator and at-large senator.

Read entire articleAug 11 2004 - 1:01am
New V.I Millionaires Might Not be Happy About It

Everyone likes to be able to sell their home for much more than they paid for it. However, when the assessed value of your home goes up and you continue to live there, it just means your cost of living has gone up. The cost of living might rise dramatically for some Virgin Islanders when new tax assessments are made.

Read entire articleAug 10 2004 - 5:14pm
Mon Bijou Flood Control Groundbreaking Is Tuesday

On Monday, representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Public Works Department and V.I. Paving Inc. explained the scope of the Mon Bijou Flood Control Project to some 60 area residents. On Tuesday, a groundbreaking ceremony for the project to end flooding problems that go back almost 20 years will be held.

Read entire articleAug 10 2004 - 1:59am
Riddick Bowe Plans a Comeback in the V.I.

After eight years out of the ring, former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe announced at a Monday morning press conference on St. Thomas organized by Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg that he's planning a comeback. And if things go according to plan, the former champ will be fighting out one of his upcoming battles on St. Croix.

Read entire articleAug 10 2004 - 12:16am
Commissioner: Community Is Key to Solving Crime

Police Commissioner Elton Lewis doesn't deny the rampant crime and other problems he and his department face; he says he wants to confront them and fix them, and he has developed a plan toward that end. But solutions won't come overnight, he says, and they won't come at all without active community involvement.

Read entire articleAug 9 2004 - 11:12pm
WAPA Gets OK to Adjust Fuel Surcharge at Any Time

Water and Power Authority customers will more than likely see monthly increases in their electric bills with authorization from the Public Services Commission on Monday for WAPA to adjust its fuel-cost surcharge automatically, instead of petitioning the PSC to change it every six months.

Read entire articleAug 9 2004 - 10:31pm
Weather System Likely Means Rain for St. Croix

Tropical Depression 3, which formed late Monday afternoon just west of the Windward Islands, should bring some rain to St. Croix on Monday night and Tuesday, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in San Juan. But the weather system's track takes it well south of the Virgin Islands and poses no threat to the territory.

Read entire articleAug 9 2004 - 6:31pm
Meeting to Detail Mon Bijou Flood Control Project

A public meeting on the Mon Bijou Flood Control Project is set for Monday, Aug. 9, at John H. Woodson Junior High School. Representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Public Works Department will explain what lies ahead as the date for the start of construction approaches.

Read entire articleAug 9 2004 - 3:31pm
One Man Killed, Another Wounded in Ambush

Late Saturday night and early Sunday morning were anything but quiet on St. Croix. There were two different shooting incidents. In one incident one man was killed and another wounded. In the other incident an intruder was reportedly shot.

Read entire articleAug 9 2004 - 3:09am