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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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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Beach Advisory for June 20-24

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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2016-06-25 06:17:40
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
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Committee Seeks Theme for Carnival 2014

The V.I. Carnival Committee is accepting ideas for the official theme for Carnival 2014.

According to the committee, entries should be a short, catchy, meaningful phrase or sentence that clearly defines the spirit and excitement of the Virgin Islands’ largest cultural event.

Those interested can submit their entires in four ways:

– Hand deliver entries to the Carnival Committee office located across from the Department of Finance on lower Main Street;

– Mail entries to P.O. Box 307947, St. Thomas, V.I. 00803;

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– Fax entries to 1-340-777-9199; or

– Send entries by email to jouvert@viaccess.net.

The deadline for submitting entries is August 31.

The individual who submits the winning entry will win a Carnival 2014 season pass to all events sponsored by the Carnival Committee. The willing theme will used for all Carnival events and will be posted with the winner’s name in the Carnival Booklet.

More information is available by calling the Carnival Committee office at 1-340-776-3112.

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