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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
Walter Vanterpool Dies at 67

Walter Vanterpool
Walter Vanterpool

 Walter Vanterpool, better known as “Doggie,” died on Saturday, Sept. 29, at his residence. He was 67 years old.
He is survived by his siblings: Eleanor Mitchell, Antonio Vanterpool Sr., Shirley Lans, Leo Vanterpool, Earl Vanterpool, Dean Vanterpool, Judith Vanterpool Greene-Smith, Stephanie Vanterpool and Clyde Vanterpool; sisters-in-law: Marjorie “Susie” Vanterpool, Ione Vanterpool, Mary Vanterpool, Sylvia Vanterpool and Paulina Vanterpool; brother-in-law, Liston Lans; uncles: James Callwood, Allan Callwood and Edwardo Vanterpool; aunts: Mary Callwood and Ena Callwood; special friends: Marmion Carty, Henry Lawes, Herbert Carty, Elroy “Pinochey,” Edith “Sally” Vanterpool Carr-Allen, Lucy Kathy Freeman and Andy Christopher; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a first viewing held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. A second viewing will take place at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wesley Methodist Church. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.
All arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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