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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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Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

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2016-09-29 17:11:05
Deaths — St. Thomas
Eleanor Farrington Turnbull Died June 6

June 15, 2004 - Eleanor Farrington Turnbull died on June 6, 2004. She is survived by: son, Roy A. Turnbull Jr.; daughter, Michelle D, Turnbull; brothers, Landis, Lionel, Roland and Liston Farrington; sister, Leona Farrington Turnbull; mother-in-law, Ethlyn Turnbull Hodge; Sisters-in-law, Cornelia, Ceciline and Dale Turnbull, Gwendolyn, Cheryl and Lynette Farrington and Evelyn Hodge; brothers-in-law Charles and Leonard Turnbull and Vincent Turnbull Sr.; Daughter-in-law, Annette Bryan; special friend, Nanton Moses; grandchild, Quashan; And many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing is Tuesday June 15, 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. The second viewing is Wednesday June 16 from 8 to 9 a.m. Christchurch Methodist, Market Square with services at the same time and place. Interment will be at the Western Cemetery No.1.

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