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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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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
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EXEMPT CHANGES - MID-LEVEL - DEPTS./AGENCIES L-P

EXEMPT SALARY CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, LOTTERY OFFICE, OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, PERSONNEL DIVISION, POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Employee Name, Position Title --- Current Salary -- Proposed Salary, %Change
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Deverita Sturdivant, General Counsel --- $65,000 -- $80,000, 23.08%
Maryleen Thomas, Dir. Banks & Insurance --- $63,000 -- $70,000, 11.11%

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Glendina Matthew, Asst. Dir. Banks & Insurance/ Legal Counsel --- $57,000 -- $62,000, 8.77%
Roy Martin Jr., Tax Assessor --- $55,000 -- $62,000, 12.73%
Althea Pedro, Recorder of Deeds Distr. STX --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Bernadette Williams, Assistant Tax Assessor --- $47,000 -- $55,000, 17.02%
Gregory Davila, Public Information Officer --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Iris Bermudez, V.I. Medicare Coordinator --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Lorna Webster, Dir. Corps. & Trademarks --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Wilma Hart-Smith, Rec. of Deeds Distr. STJ --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Chester Paul, Surveyor STT --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Douglas Clarke, Deputy Tax Assessor --- $44,000 -- $50,000, 13.64%
Nydia Burt, Supervisor of Passports --- $41,000 -- $50,000, 21.95%
Beryl Freeman, Secy. to Lt. Gov. STT --- $40,000 -- $45,000, 12.50%
Elmo D. Roebuck Jr., Asst. Chief Examiner -- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Marta Francis, Secy. to Lt. Gov. STX --- $30,000 -- $45,000, 50.00%
Paulette Ible, Asst. Dir. Admin.&Bus.Mgt. --- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Phyllis Harrigan, Spec. Asst. to Tax Assessor for Surveys --- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Luz Rios, Spec. Asst. to Lt. Gov. for Labor Relations --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%

Eirene Allen, Chief Real Prop. Records Ofcr. --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Gaynelle Garfield, Corporate Officer --- $28,825 -- $35,000, 21.42%
George John, Supvr. Gen. Maintenance STX --- $33,000 -- $35,000, 6.06%
Ivan Faulkner, Supvr. Gen. Maintenance STT --- $22,000 -- $35,000, 59.09%
John James, Webmaster --- $29,000 -- $35,000, 20.69%
Kathleen Henry, Corporate Officer --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Shirley Quetel-Hendricks, Medicare Tech.--- $30,000 -- $35,000, 16.67%
Deborah Jn-Baptiste, Coord. Admin. Services --- $27,000 -- $32,000, 18.52%
Moses Beethelmie, GIS Mapping Technician --- $27,000 -- $32,000, 18.52%
Denise Johannes, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Margaret Acosta, Admin. Asst. for Surveys & Deeds --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Robert Chesterfield, Chauffeur STT --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Tina Callwood, Passport Technician --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%
Akima Marks, Administrative Corporate Asst. --- $18,763 -- $25,000, 33.24%
Anmarie Charles, Admin. Corporate Asst. --- $18,763 -- $25,000, 33.24%
Mayra Mendez, Special Assistant --- $20,500 -- $25,000, 21.95%
Anna Lewis, Administrative Aide --- $18,000 -- $22,000, 22.22%
Joann Blyden, Adminstrative Aide --- $17,200 -- $22,000, 27.91%
Portia Acosta, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $17,500 -- $22,000, 25.71%
Auguste Thomas, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Christina Isaac, Domestic Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Ines Eduardo, Maintenance Assistance --- $15,000 -- $20,000, 33.33%
Jean McFarlande, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Mariela Camacho, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Martin Innocent, Groundskeeper --- $15,000 -- $20,000, 33.33%
Monique Wells, Data Entry Clerk --- $14,040 -- $20,000, 42.45%
Pansy Marshan, Domestic Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Vincent Nestor, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Zepheniah Maloney, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
LOTTERY OFFICE
Jasmin Greaux, Special Assistant --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Milton Potter, Exec. Asst. to Chief Negotiator --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Carolie Liburd, Exec. Secy. to Chief Negot. --- $31,200 -- $40,000, 28.21%
Eleuteria Encarnacion, Paralegal --- $30,000 -- $35,000, 16.67%
Juliette Thomas, Legal Assistant --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Kieshell Dariel, Office Assistant --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
Debra Smith, Deputy Public --- $49,000 -- $56,000, 14.29%
Elmer Walcott, Deputy Public --- $49,000 -- $56,000, 14.29%
Judith Michael, Special Assistant --- $51,000 -- $55,000, 7.84%
Mikey A. Holder, Project Officer --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Oliver W. Morton Jr., Project Officer STX --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Rita C. Robles, Disaster Accounts --- $40,000 -- $45,000, 12.50%
Sandra Mason, Disaster Fiscal Officer --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Delores Harrigan, Disaster Accounting --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Malinda K. Vigilant, Disaster Program --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
PERSONNEL DIVISION
Kenneth Belle, Computer Systems Manager ---$45,000 -- $62,000, 37.78%
Kenneth L. Hermon Jr., Special Assistant --- $43,000 -- $60,000, 39.53%
Roida Mason, Chief, Group Health Insurance --- $45,000 -- $60,000, 33.33%
Telka Harley, Confidential Secretary --- $40,000 -- $44,000, 10.00%
Tia Liburd, Labor Management Specialist --- $25,000 -- $29,000, 16.00%
Therisa Wheatley, Spec. Aid to the Director --- $22,000 -- $28,000, 27.27%
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Novelle Francis Jr., Territorial Police Chief --- $46,371 -- $83,500, 80.07%
Angelo Hill, Deputy Chief of Police STJ --- $48,964 -- $81,500, 66.45%
Angel Santos, Deputy Chief of Police STX --- $65,180 -- $81,500, 25.04%
Theodore Carty, Deputy Chief of Police STT --- $72,074 -- $81,500, 13.08%
Kenneth Gittens, Director Deputy Security --- $56,000 -- $67,000, 19.64%
Fred Brathwaite, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $52,000 -- $65,000, 25.0%
John Meyers, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $54,000 -- $65,000, 20.37%
Uston Cornelius, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $52,000 -- $65,000, 25.0%
Bernard Burke, Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Clive Williams, Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Henry Thomas Jr., Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Trevor Patrick, Dignitary Security Officer -- $54,000 -- $62,000, 14.81%
Walton Jack Jr., Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Lawrence Olive, Director Motor Vehicle --- $54,000 -- $60,000, 11.11%
Albert Elliott, Director of Admin. & … --- $47,500 -- $58,500, 23.16%
Ronald Hatcher, Training Director --- $53,000 -- $58,000, 9.43%
Kenneth Blake, Director Crime Prevention --- $54,000 -- $57,000, 5.56%
Barbara Jackson, Administrator --- $42,000 -- $45,000, 7.14%
Irene Richardson, Executive Secretary --- $33,600 -- $45,000, 33.93%
Gladys I. Rissing, Asst. Director Police --- $36,500 -- $42,500, 16.44%
Eleanor Eaton, Executive Secretary --- $23,000 -- $36,000, 56.52%
Ada Figueroa, Special Asst. to Director --- $23,000 -- $33,000, 43.48%
Sharon Joseph, Executive Secretary --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%

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