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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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EXEMPT CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – AG., EDUC., FINANCE

EXEMPT CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, FINANCE
Employee Name, Position Title --- Current Salary -- Proposed Salary, %Change
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Thomas Thompson, Industrial Engineer --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Karen V. Chapman, Dir. Admin. & Mgt. --- $42,000 -- $52,000, 23.81%
Bethany Bradford, Veterinarian STT --- $42,000 -- $50,400, 20.00%
Sharon Hill, Coordinator, Spec. Activities --- $38,000 -- $45,600, 20.00%
Cardinal Richardson, Dir., STX Abattoir --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Dale Mason, Director, Food Production --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Theodore Johnson, Dir. Soil & Water Cons. --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Vacant-CTBF, Agronomist, Coord. Forest Stewardship Program --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Errol Chichester, Horticulturist -- $34,500 -- $41,400, 20.00%
Ashley George, Asst. Dir. Ag. Services STJ --- $32,000 -- $38,400, 20.00%
Norman Edwards, Exec. Asst. Fiscal Affairs --- $28,500 -- $34,200, 20.00%
Vacant-CTBF, Asst. Dir. Food Production --- $28,000 -- $33,600, 20.00%
Faye James, Executive Asst. --- $25,500 -- $30,600, 20.00%
Angela Belardo, Quality Control Officer --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Belinda Esham, Coord., Urban & Comm. Forestry Program --- $25.000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Elton George, Dir., STT Abattoir --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Raymond Thomas, Supervisor, Ag. Activity --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Curtis Clemens, Sanitation Manager --- $20,000 -- $24,000, 20.00%
Patrick Olive, Sanitation Manager, STT --- $20,000 -- $24,000, 20.00%
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Delores Clendinen, Compliance Manager --- $57,969 -- $63,000, 8.68%
Lorna Sutton, Spec. Asst. to Commissioner --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Vacant, Facilities Planner, Capital Projects --- $60,000 -- $60,000, 0.00%
Tulip Fleming, Project Manager --- $59,168 -- $59,168, 0.00%
Dwight Simmonds, Dir. Fed. Grants & Audit --- $47,000 -- $57,000, 21.28%
Beverly Jennings, Dir. Bus. Affairs STT/J --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Mirreless Duggins, Dir. Bus. Affairs STX --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Juel M. Anderson, Dir. Public Information --- $45,000 -- $54,000, 20.00%
Alecia Wells, Program Manager --- $48,370 -- $52,000, 7.50%
Wycherley Gumbs, Mgr. Youth Viol. Prev. --- $45,000 -- $52,000, 15.56%
Anthony Kiture, Asst. Dir., Hum. Res. STX --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Bernard Gibs, Dir. Govt. Access Chan. --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Chester Benjamin, Tech. Network Tech. --- $48,500 -- $50,000, 3.09%
Cosmore Wheatley, Dir. Prop.&Proc. STT/J --- $42,000 -- $50,000, 19.05%
Cynthia Smith, Exec. Secy. to Commr. --- $38,000 -- $50,000, 31.58%
Eustace Joseph, Dir. Plant Op. Maint. STT/J --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Kemo Smith, Federal Grants Mgr., State --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Neville James, Dir. Prop.&Proc. STX --- $44,500 -- $50,000, 12.36%
Sheila Newton, Exec. Asst. Ins. Supt. --- $35,730 -- $50,000, 39.94%
Vacant, Dir., State, Payroll Operations --- $50,000 -- $50,000, 0.00%
Verona Dore, Asst. Dir. Hum Res. STT/J --- $33,915 -- $50,000, 47.43%
Vernon Finch, Program Manager --- $45,632 -- $48,000, 5.19%
Yvonne Rivera, Program Manager --- $42,000 -- $48,000, 14.29%
Mary Parsons, Paralegal -- $38,000 -- $45,000, 18.42%
Ofari Benjamin, Technology Network Tech. --- $42,000 -- $45,000, 7.14%
Edgar Lake, Grants Project Manager --- $36,000 -- $39,000, 8.33%
Halvor Francis Jr., Micro-Computer Spec. --- $27,000 -- $35,000, 29.63%
Aristide Simmons, Warehouse Specialist --- $28,000 -- $31,000, 10.71%
Linda Smith, Secy. to Asst. Commr. -- $27,000 -- $31,000, 14.81%
Shirley Murraine, Secy. to Commr. --- $25,000 -- $27,000, 8.00%
Alvin Turnbull, Distribution Asst. --- $20,000 -- $23,000, 15.00%
Monroe Georges, Maint. Technician --- $15,000 -- $18,000, 20.00%
Debra Eddie, Custodian Aide --- $12,000 -- $16,500, 37.50%
Joanna French, Clerical Assistant --- $15,000 -- $16,500, 10.00%
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Audrey Smith, Dir. Govt. Insurance Fund --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Walter Challenger, Dir., Tax Review Bd. --- $49,500 -- $55,000, 11.11%
William Belardo, Director of Payroll --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Diego Conde, Coord. Computer Ops. --- $42,000 -- $42,000, 0.00%
Arlene James, Executive Secretary --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Eugenie LaFranque, Spec. Asst. to Commr. --- $37,000 -- $40,000, 8.11%
Susie A. Espada, Dept. Bus.&Pers. Admin. --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14,29%
Maurice Farrington, Y2K Proj. Prog. Mgr. --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Marcia Culpepper, Property Tax Reviewer --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
N/A, Special Asst. to Commissioner --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
N/A, Secretary, Tax Review Board --- $18,000 -- $23,000.

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