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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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PFA Approves $10 Million Loan, Police Training Funds and New Contract Authorization for Executive Director

PFA board members discussed Wednesday a loan from Banco Popular for first responder needs, including new ambulances and other equipment for the VIPD, Health and Public Works.

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2016-06-29 23:31:47
Varlackville Opens; Honoree Described as ‘Humble,’ ‘Unsung Hero’

St. John Festival Village 2016, dubbed Varlackville, officially opened Tuesday evening with a ceremony celebrating this year’s honoree and village namesake, Delrise Varlack.

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2016-06-29 23:18:03
The Bookworm: Good Company is Half the Feast

Of course, you’ve had good meals before but, as you’ll see in “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent, good company is half the feast.

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2016-06-29 22:19:14
News — St. Croix
Hurricane Season: Skies Clear; Begin Preparations Now

It's June 1 and though the skies may be clear now and the seas calm, islanders know that this is the start of hurricane season, the start of six months of keeping one eye on the weather at all times.

Read entire articleJun 1 2016 - 12:10am
JFL Board Reverses Vote to Exclude Public from Meetings

The JFL Hospital board of directors reversed itself Tuesday night regarding a vote taken last week to exclude the public from regular meetings and to hold public meetings quarterly.

Read entire articleJun 1 2016 - 12:10am
Mapp Decries Taxpayer Subsidies for Casinos in Veto Message

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed recent legislation to subsidize casino renovations with tax dollars and decried the Senate's override of his veto giving the Casino Control Commission power to waive investment requirements.

Read entire articleMay 31 2016 - 11:46pm
Carambola Golf Club to Receive Energy Grant

The Carambola Golf Club will receive a $124,467 grant from the Rural Energy for America Program at a small, informal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the club.

Read entire articleMay 31 2016 - 11:36pm
Mathurin Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana

Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Raymond Mathurin, 48, to three years of probation, six months of home detention and a $2,000 fine Tuesday on one count of manufacturing marijuana.

Read entire articleMay 31 2016 - 11:24pm
Sports Spotlight: St. Croix Wins the Leeward Islands Masters Cricket 20/20 Tournament

The St. Croix cricketers were facing the defending champions of the Leeward Islands Masters Cricket 20/20, and Nevis dominated the early going. But the home team came back to win its first championship in the 18-year history of the tournament. 

Read entire articleMay 30 2016 - 11:33pm
Rain Can't Stop Memorial Day Tribute

 Memorial Day began under a gray sky and threatening dark clouds Monday, and by the time the ceremonies were over, the dedication of the participants had been tested by the rain.

Read entire articleMay 30 2016 - 10:53pm
Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

Read entire articleMay 30 2016 - 1:12am
V.I. National Swim Teens Take First at Beach to Beach Power Swim

Teenaged members of the Virgin Island’s National Swim Team took first place in both the overall men’s and women’s categories at the 13th annual Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday. 

Read entire articleMay 29 2016 - 10:36pm
Results of Casting of Lots for 2016 Primary Election (Democratic Party of the V.I.)

Supervisor Caroline F. Fawkes has announced the results of Casting of Lots for the Primary Election. There; are the listings for both election districts.

Read entire articleMay 29 2016 - 6:18am