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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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The Future: A 'Back Door' Warning

In his new book economist John Kenneth Galbraith writes that Greece could become like "a Caribbean dependency of the United States. Its professional population will continue to leave, and its working classes will also either emigrate or sink into destitution"

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2016-08-24 11:04:40
Register Today for V.I. Drought Monitor Forum at UVI

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites local agencies, farmers, researchers, teachers, students, weather enthusiasts and all others impacted by drought and climate change to participate in a free Drought Monitor Forum.

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2016-08-23 17:42:12
Undercurrents: Medical Malpractice System Gets a Little Treatment, but Continues to Limp

V.I. attorneys say it’s getting harder and harder for people who want to take on the establishment with a medical malpractice claim to find an attorney to represent them. But they need help. 

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2016-08-22 23:15:29
St. Thomas business — St. Thomas
Federal Universal Service Charge Rate Change Effective Oct. 1

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice an increase in the Federal Universal Service charge effective Oct. 1.
The Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Surcharge Factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective Oct. 1, there will be an increase in the charge from 14.40 percent to 15.30 percent. This increase will also affect subscribers of Innovative Wireless, Innovative Long Distance and other wireless and long distance carriers respectively.
Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 779-9999. Innovative’s Business Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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