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 October 17-21

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:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
CCC Extends Licenses, Grants Work Permits

The V.I. Casino Control Commission on Friday extended for one year the license of Divi Carina Bay Casino and extended for six months VIGL Operations’ temporary operating certificate.

2016-10-21 21:42:28
Off-Island Profile: Jabari Blash on St. Thomas after MLB Season

Major League baseball player Jabari Blash has come a long way from the days when he was picking mangoes and genips by the side of the road in Bordeaux on St. Thomas.

2016-10-21 21:38:59
Deaths — St. Thomas
Preston Antonia Francis Dies at 32

Preston Antonia Francis, better known as “Pop” or “Lollipop,” of Estate Contant No. 12-3, died on Dec. 22, at age 32, at his residence. He was the son of Leean Rabsatt Francis of Tortola and Denzil “Frank” DeFreitas of St. Kitts, both deceased, and the grandson of Maria Lettsome Rabsatt and Evermond Rabsatt of Tortola, also deceased. He is survived by his son, Shackhoy Delano Francis; daughter Shackira Dalicia Francis; sisters: Alma Francis Heyliger, Monique Francis, Charisma Defreitas and Maxine Ojeda; and brothers: Khalid, Rashieme, Donte, Akeem and Denzil Defreitas; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a second viewing held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Church of God Prophecy, Gamble Gade, Savan. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.
All arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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