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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Perception vs Reality – You Decide
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.


2016-06-27 12:36:48
Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

2016-06-26 22:27:58
Virtue of the Week: Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.


2016-06-26 21:22:38
News - Local news — St. Croix
4 Charged with Conspiracy and Money Laundering

One way to not be noticed moving large sums of money around is to do it in small lumps. Postal authorities may catch up with you, however. A federal prosecutor says they caught up with four people in St. Thomas and he is asking for almost $7 million in forfeiture.

Read entire articleMay 19 2004 - 7:11pm
Water Interruption Set for Anna's Hope

Work will be done on a control valve in Anna's Hope on Thursday. The Water and Power Authority asks for residents' patience during the day.

Read entire articleMay 19 2004 - 7:01pm
Tributes to Slain Teacher Are Part of Coping Process

For seven years, young people came to the 900 wing of Central High School to attend the classes of 9th and 10th grade English teacher Natasha Cummings. Now, in the hallway near her classroom, students, visitors and current and former teachers have placed flowers, poems, candles and hand-made cards in remembrance of the teacher they describe as "friendly, involved, caring and committed."

Read entire articleMay 19 2004 - 2:03am
Hugs, Tears, Yelps of Joy Greet Returning VING Unit

Amid a sea of well wishers -- families, friends, children, loads of children, eyes wide, smiles shy -- 54 soldiers of the 631st Engineer Team touched Virgin Islands soil Tuesday morning for the first time since last July, when they were dispatched to Puerto Rico to train for duty in Afghanistan, where they have spent the last eight and a half months.

Read entire articleMay 18 2004 - 5:43pm
50 Years Later: Continuing Concern, Seeds for Success

It will take more than seating children of different races together in a classroom to promote equality in education, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legally ended segregation in U.S. public schools. And the principal of a private school agreed -- while pointing to what it does take.

Read entire articleMay 18 2004 - 2:08am
WAPA Chief Sees Fuel Surcharge Staying High

The Senate Government Operations Committee in a hearing on Monday was told that consumer electric rates will probably remain high for some time – and quite possibly get higher -- due to continuing increases in the price of oil. But the Water and Power Authority also came in for criticism for what the chair of the Public Services Commission called costly "past mistakes."

Read entire articleMay 18 2004 - 1:46am
Carrillo Charged with 3 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder

At an advice of rights hearing on Monday morning, Jose Carrillo III was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and unauthorized use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Accused of killing his girlfriend, his brother and his baby son on Saturday, Carrillo was unable to post $500,000 bail and was remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility.

Read entire articleMay 18 2004 - 12:44am
New England Job Fair in the Territory Won't Happen

Public and private programs to place seasonal V.I. employees in New England jobs this summer looked like a win-win situation -- U.S. workers filling U.S. positions. But now the Labor Department has quit cooperating with a private Massachusetts firm, and a move for a government-sponsored job fair has flopped.

Read entire articleMay 17 2004 - 5:12pm
Conference to Address Animal Abuse, Human Violence

National, international and local experts will discuss "The Connection between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence" at a Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference, the first of its kind in the territory, hosted by the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center at the Buccaneer Hotel Thursday through Sunday.

Read entire articleMay 17 2004 - 4:10pm
Catholic Convocation Sets 7 Priorities for Next 5 Years

It may have rained on St. Croix over the weekend, but spirits were not dampened at the first convocation held by the Roman Catholic Diocese of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bishop George Murry said the meeting was better and anything he had imagined and that he is "committed to following the direction set out here."

Read entire articleMay 16 2004 - 11:33pm