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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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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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Police Seize Weapons, Drugs

 The V.I. Police Department seized a small arsenal of weapons in two separate incidents Friday and Saturday morning on St. Thomas.

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2016-06-28 00:09:36
Perception vs Reality – You Decide
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.

 

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2016-06-27 12:36:48
Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

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2016-06-26 22:27:58
Deaths — St. Thomas
Harold Vanterpool Dies at 72

Feb. 6, 2009 - Harold Vanterpool, better known as "Bare Suit," of Estate Frydenhoj died on Jan. 25, at his residence. He was 72 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Suzie" Vanterpool; adopted son, Leando Stridiron; adopted daughters: Nicole Brin and Lael Housen; brothers: Antonio, Leo, Walter, Earl, Dean and Clyde Vanterpool; sisters: Eleanor Mitchell, Shirley Lans, Judith Greene-Smith, and Stephanie Vanterpool; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a first viewing held from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 6, at Veteran's Drive Fire Station. A second viewing will take place at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Christchurch Methodist. Interment will follow at Western Cemetery No. 1.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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