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Homicides 2016

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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 August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Deaths — St. Thomas
Beverly E. Thomas Dies at 48

 

Beverly E. Thomas
Beverly E. Thomas

We announce the passing of Beverly E. Thomas, also known as "Bev," who died on Jan. 14 at Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center. She was 48 years old.
She is survived by her son, Javonne Thomas; mother, Laynes Francis Weekes; stepfather, Perpaeter Ezekiel Weekes; brother, Chesney Thomas; stepbrother, Steven Weekes; sisters: Cheryl Monique Weekes Mingo and Diana Laverne Weekes; daughter-in-law, Erika Stevens Thomas; brother-in-law, Terrance Mingo; niece, Chynna Breland; nephews: Darnell and Darrell Luke, Teremun Mingo, and Chauncey and Chandler Thomas; aunts: Italis Francis Epps, Rosa Francis, Violet Potter Francis, Hazel Francis Harrigan and Christolyn Francis Ralph; aunt- in-laws: Violet Potter Francis and Anelta Francis; uncles: Gladwin Francis and Leonard Francis; and uncle- in-laws: Keithley Epps Sr. and Rolston Harrigan.
She is also survived by cousins: Gelani Epps, Keithley Epps Jr., Devon Francis, Rohan Francis, Jamal Gilead Cornell Hackett, Devin Harrigan, Philmore Haywood, Everton Ralph, Ulrick Ralph, Patricia Francis Coates, Althea Francis, Cynthia Francis, Gladeasha Francis, Kesana Francis, Darliene Harrigan, Girley Haywood, Michelle Warner Knight, Dr. Dineasha McQuilkin, Roseline Ralph Mailandt, Volda Francis Myers, Brenda Francis Osborne, Dine Potter, Daunarine Ralph, Francine Francis Ridges, Ingrid Francis Valez and Rosemarie Ralph Wedderburn; godchildren: Haleem Hart, Reanna Fagan, Cyele Scatliffe and Markia Simmonds; special friends: Alma E Brooks, Alecia “Sue” Brooks, Alda Brooks, Angela Brooks, Claudette Hodge, Joy Hodge, Celia Joseph Isles, Al Osborne, Luanne Roberts, Nicole Roberts, Chanda Todman and James Dyer; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A first viewing will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Davis Funeral Home.
A second viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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