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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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Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: Zika!

The blood that shot to my eyes a week ago, an immune reaction to the Zika virus, is almost gone, and the aches and pains getting out of bed Saturday morning seemed to be related more to age than Zika. 

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2016-09-24 22:20:37
UVI Chooses 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCUs in the United States.

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2016-09-24 20:24:38
Beach Advisory for September 19-23

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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2016-09-24 15:52:50
Deaths — St. Thomas
Deanna A. Smith Dead at 64

Oct. 26, 2007 – Deanna A. Smith 64, born Dec. 19 , 1942 in Minnesota, passed away Oct. 18 of natural causes. She was a courageous woman who battled and survived cancer for over 20 years.
Deanna moved to St. Thomas in 1987, and was a passionate and beloved Virgin Islander. For over 15 years, Deanna was a highly dedicated and committed employee of the Roy .L..Schneider Hospital, where she served as executive assistant to the hospital board. She also co-owned Hang It Up frame shop with her former husband, Len Mosca.
Deanna's commitment to the St. Thomas community was impassioned and inspiring. She was an active and dedicated Rotarian and member of the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands for many years. She was founder and president of Children's International Summer Villages, and president of the Caribbean Executive Women's Network.
Deanna spent the last three years of her life living in Denver, Colo. but her true love was the Virgin Islands and the many people she met and worked with along the way. Deanna will be brought home to rest in the warm, Caribbean waters she loved and spent so much time swimming and boating in.
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Carstens of Denver.
A memorial service in remembrance of Deanna is set for 5:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the St. Thomas Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute (CKCI); mailed to the Attn: of Lorraine Baa, 9048 Sugar Estate, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 or to the St. Thomas Reformed Church, P.O. Box 301769, St. Thomas USVI 00803-1769.

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