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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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Make-a-Wish VI Sees Record Numbers for Annual Walk/Run

They came in droves, a sea of color in different team T-shirts, taking everything from double strollers to dogs to the starting line of this year’s Walk for Wishes at Yacht Haven Grande, the signature fundraiser for Make-A-Wish USVI. 

Read entire articleSep 24 2016 - 11:18pm
Bee Bazaar Abuzz Over Territory's Apiculture Industry

The honeybee population on St. Croix is thriving and healthy, according to Errol Chichester, honey producer and Department of Agriculture assistant commissioner. 'Bees are in a better place in the territory than other areas,' Chichester said Saturday.

 

Read entire articleSep 24 2016 - 11:03pm
Mapp Declares State of Emergency in V.I.'s Mental Health Care

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has declared a Mental Health Care State of Emergency, according to a statement issued late Friday night from Government House. 

Read entire articleSep 24 2016 - 10:33pm
Senate Approves 2017 Budget Bills

The Senate approved more than 35 budget bills and transfers during session this week, including one massive bill appropriating most operating expenses for all central government agencies.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 11:39pm
New Physician and Liquor Licensing Laws Among Approved Legislation

There will be new rules for temporary licensing of physicians and for licensing liquor distributors if legislation approved by the V.I. Legislature on Thursday is enacted into law.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 11:37pm
Night Out Against Violence Celebrates 29 Years

Close to 30 churches were involved in Friday’s Night Out Against Gun Violence event at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas. 

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 11:29pm
Government Unveils Five-Year Deficit Plan

The government proposed a massive borrowing authorization bill, which senators amended Thursday to remove most of the capital projects before ultimately approving $246 million in new borrowing.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 1:40am
Government Health Insurance Renewal Approved Last Minute – Again

The Legislature approved renewal of the V.I. Government health, life and dental insurance plans Thursday, but not before expressing frustration that the plan was yet again being submitted last minute.

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 10:50pm
Port Authority Responds to Federal Pressure to Force Closure of Anguilla Landfill

V.I. Port Authority board members discussed demands from the FAA to add special conditions to the lease agreement that would levy fines for the VIWMA’s inability to close the Anguilla landfill.

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 10:44pm
Suspect in 2005 'Manno' Murder Arrested in Pennsylvania

Police in Pennsylvania arrested Jacques Cajuste, a Haitian national, on a warrant charging him with murder in the  2005 murder of St. Thomas restaurant owner Egbert "Manno" Stuart.

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 10:41pm