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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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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

 

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2016-06-26 21:22:38
News - Local news — St. Croix
New Mooring Fees Move to Final Senate Vote

Fees for anchoring and mooring vessels in USVI waters, unchanged since 1992, will be raised if legislation sent on Thursday for a final vote becomes law.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 10:44pm
CDC Team Member Speaks to St. Thomas Rotary East; WHO Issues New Guidelines

On Thursday the World Health Organization issued new guidelines aimed at preventing women from giving birth to children with severe birth defects that can be caused by the Zika virus.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 10:40pm
Chenay Bay Resort Scrambles to Serve Guests After Kitchen Burns

A fire devastated the kitchen of Chenay Bay Beach Resort on Wednesday. By Thursday, attention at the resort had turned to guests.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 4:14pm
St. Croix Hospital Responds to Rumors of Emergency Room Closure

Already stretched thin administratively and financially, the JFL Hospital has become even more fragile due to understaffing in the emergency room and malfunctioning equipment in the Cardiac Center.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 1:22am
St. Croix Elections Board Extends Registration Hours

The St. Croix Elections Board discussed details for the upcoming primary and general elections at their meeting Wednesday and extended hours for residents who want to register to vote.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 1:14am
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Ease Food Stamp Restrictions

The U.S. Virgin Islands may join about half of U.S. states and territories in lifting a ban on food stamps and welfare benefits for those who have been convicted but completed their drug- related sentences.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 1:14am
Governor Launches Summer Reading Challenge

Education officials, administrators, program managers and teachers are giving every public school student two books, and private school children get one book, to start the annual summer reading challenge.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 12:32am
Power Restored to St. Thomas, St. John

Electrical service was restored to all of St. Thomas and St. John early Wednesday afternoon following a district wide electric service interruption earlier in the day.

Read entire articleJun 9 2016 - 12:13am
More Power Outages Throughout the Entire Territory

All of St. Thomas and John are suffering a total blackout while St. Croix is experiencing localized power outages Wednesday.

Read entire articleJun 8 2016 - 10:05am
Sports Spotlight: Amateur Boxer Clayton Laurent Ready to Realize Dream of Olympic Gold

As far as dreams go, bringing home a gold medal from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is high up on the list for V.I. amateur boxer Clayton Laurent Jr.

Read entire articleJun 7 2016 - 11:45pm