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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t felt like we’ve always known Fat Albert and the Huxtable family?

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2014-09-17 18:57:00
St. Croix Contractor Takes on the Queen Louise Home for Children’s Wish List

V.I. Terminal Services donated pampers, toiletries, nutritional supplements and more Wednesday to the Queen Louise Home for Children, according to Lutheran Social Services, which runs the home.

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2014-09-16 19:15:01
Fleeing Car Thief Fires at Police During Chase

One of two suspects who stole a vehicle Sunday shot at police officers while attempting to elude capture, the V.I. Police Department said.

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2014-09-16 19:00:24
News — St. Croix
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
St. Croix’s Agave Eggersiana Now on Federal Endangered List

More than 10 years after the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit to force the federal government to include Agave eggersiana on the endangered species list, the plant found only on St. Croix finally made the grade.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
DOL Receives $1.4 Million in Unemployment Integrity Funds

The U.S. Department of Labor has given $1.4 million to the unemployment insurance program for integrity, performance and system improvement activities. The grant funding will be used to allow the V.I. Department of Labor (VI DOL)to upgrade and enhance its unemployment insurance programs by adopting new technologies.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 5:58pm
Insurance Licensing Exam Scheduled for October 7

The St. Croix office of the Division of Banking and Insurance will administer the insurance agent licensing exam on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at its offices located on the third floor of 1131 King Street, Christiansted.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 5:23pm
Crime Stoppers: Receive a Cash Reward

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, in addition to having made your home a safer place, you will receive a cash reward.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:54am
Aviation Experts Say Partnership is Key to Growing Industry

Aviation experts said forming fair private/public partnerships is the only way to promote passenger growth and both governments and airlines need to be willing to sit down and agree on solutions.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 9:53pm
Officials Mourn Passing of Local Activist Leola Hermon

Longtime community activist Leola V. Hermon of St. Thomas died Saturday at 75. Hermon was involved in many community projects and programs, according to officials who expressed their sympathies.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 8:40pm
Division of Banking and Insurance Is Resource for Consumers

The Division of Banking and Insurance is a valuable resource for consumers who may have disputes or complaints with local banking and financial institutions.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 8:12pm
Health: Fogging Not Effective for St. Thomas Chikungunya Outbreak

The territory is taking a multipronged approach in response to a growing chikungunya epidemic, but Health Department officials said fogging the streets will not help.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 7:45pm
Boys & Girls Club Hosts Day for Kids

The National Boys & Girls Clubs will celebrate its annual Day for Kids on Saturday, and the Frederiksted club will hold an open house, registration drive and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 7:28pm