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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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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. 

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2016-08-28 13:56:29
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
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'Hoops Galore' Raises Awareness About Students With Disabilities

On Sunday afternoon the basketball courts at the Winston Raymo Recreation Center on St. Thomas were full of fun and games, as children and parents from across the island came together to promote inclusion of students with disabilities. 

Read entire articleAug 28 2016 - 11:10pm
At Work: Ruba's Nail Oasis Trims Nails to Grow Economy

Ruba Atary heard the talk on St. Croix about people creating their own job by becoming entrepreneurs and starting a small business to help stimulate the economy. Atary, a cosmetologist, then noticed no nail salons in downtown Christiansted. 

Read entire articleAug 28 2016 - 9:53pm
Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support UVI Deep Coral Research

A UVI marine scientist has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a project that will map some 1,200 kilometers deepwater corals that surround the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Read entire articleAug 28 2016 - 12:45am
Event Helps Students with Disabilities Roll into the School Year

The Office of the Governor teamed with Junior Bowlers Saturday at Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Alley to help children with disabilities. Sunday a similar program is scheduled on St. Thomas at the Winston Raymo Recreation Center Basketball Court.

Read entire articleAug 28 2016 - 12:42am
Man Killed in Christiansted Shooting

A man was killed Friday night in a shooting in the Hill Street area of Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported. Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Sean Javois. 

Read entire articleAug 27 2016 - 2:51pm
Water Interruption Slated Monday in Frederiksted Area

Potable water service in areas of Frederiksted will be without service temporarily Monday evening, the V.I. Water and Power Authority announced. 

Read entire articleAug 27 2016 - 2:14pm
St. Croix Candidates Draw Ballot Numbers for General Election; St. Thomas Numbers Bungled

Candidates in the 2016 General Election or their representatives drew numbers Thursday for placement on the ballot at the Elections System offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:37pm
Governor Appoints Anita Roberts as Human Services Commissioner

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday appointed Anita Roberts as commissioner of the Department of Human Services to replace Vivian Ebbese-Fludd, who he relieved of her duties.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:22pm
WAPA Approves Contract Extension, Alcohol Policy Amendments

Actions taken Thursday by WAPA’s governing board included approving the purchase of a new bucket truck for St. John and making changes to the authority's alcohol policy.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:21pm
New Reichhold Season Celebrates Centennial, Local Milestones

With the territory’s centennial and other milestones approaching, Reichhold Center for the Arts officials said Thursday that the upcoming season is meant to be a celebratory offering

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:14pm