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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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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. 

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2016-08-28 13:56:29
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
Deaths — St. Thomas
Dennis A. Sewer Sr. Dies

 Dennis A. Sewer Sr., better known as “Polo,” died on April 4.

Dennis A. Sewer Sr. is survived his true life’s love, Jasmine Crooke Francis; daughters: Denise, Shenee and Denisha Sewer; sons: Dennis A Sewer Jr. and Malik Sewer; sister, Yvonne Hendrickson; brother, Melvin Hart; grandchildren: Chaz James, Darin Robinson, Shaynia Simon, Malik sewer, Jr., Adonis Shields, Rolrica Cox Francis, Ke’Shyin Francis, Daniqua Derima, Merisah Edmead, Temoy Registe and D’Mouri Registe; great-grandchildren: Brooklyn and Brinlee James, Hailey Robinson; stepchildren: Deborah Dawnson-Atkins, Neya Maranda-Registe, Shenika Francis-Stridiron, Sherisa Francis and Gary Francis Jr.; special cousin, Joseph Phillipus; special friends: Paul Ottley and Charles “Monkey” Todman; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A first viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. A second viewing will take place at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday,April 22, at Frederick Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Brookman Cemetery, Nadir.
All arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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