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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
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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