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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
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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