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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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Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
People have been impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of installing shower fixtures or energy saving devices. "They are NOT WAPA Employees.”
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2016-09-28 22:46:13
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

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2016-09-28 22:20:28
The Bookworm: Treat Yourself to African American History

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book, readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

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2016-09-28 21:49:59
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Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden Set for May 12

The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Come see the work of local artists, listen to the sounds of wonderful local musicians, eat great food and get kids involved in art – hands on. Admission is free. Tillett Gardens is located across from Four Winds Plaza on Route 38 East, 4126 Anna’s Retreat
Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork at the Children’s Art Table on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on the porch of Water Candy. 
Live entertainment and music will start at noon and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. There will be a raffle prize fundraiser all day with winners announced every hour. The winners of the Arts Alive Diner’s Delight restaurant raffle will also be announced at 2 p.m. Over 25 restaurants have donated gift certificates for the package and it’s valued at over $1200. Tickets are on sale now for the raffle from any Arts Alive Board Member or at the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens – one for $5 or five for $20.
Festival-goers, artists and musicians alike will also have an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy baked goods from the third annual Arts Alive Bake-Off/Cookie Challenge. Open to all island bakers, cookie entries will be judged on taste, texture, presentation and creativity. The winning cookie will be announced at 11 a.m. and its baker will be awarded a cash prize of $100. After the announcement, all cookies will be on sale to benefit Arts Alive.
For booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop by the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens. Arts Alive is administered by the Tillett Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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