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Homicides 2017

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2017 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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Joint Board Struggles to Elect Officers

At a meeting Monday, Joint Board of Elections members selected a slate of officers, discussed the recently signed law to unify the two Elections Board into one unified board, and sought to forces the Attorney General's Office to provide an attorney for board meetings. 

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2017-01-23 23:31:09
Truck Overturns on Maude Proudfoot Drive

A truck tractor carrying a bulldozer turned over on Maude Proudfoot Drive on St.Thomas around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the V.I. Police Department. 

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2017-01-23 23:07:04
Mapp Order Start of Paul E. Joseph Stadium Work

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday issued a formal notice to Public Works Commission Gustav James to begin work on the long anticipated Paul E. Joseph Stadium project in Frederiksted. 

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2017-01-23 23:00:57
Environment — St. Thomas
St. Thomas East End Reserves Develops Management Plan, Holds Open House

 

The St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER) is a territorial marine protected area which encompasses several existing protected areas (Cas Cay / Mangrove Lagoon, St. James, and Compass Point Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries) into one comprehensive management unit.
A management plan for STEER has been developed with the participation of representatives from community groups, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the University of the Virgin Islands and The Nature Conservancy. The management plan was developed using The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process and is a five-year strategic plan that outlines management actions to be taken, funding resources, and recommendations for sustainable and effective management of the reserves. It will serve to guide conservation and sustainable use activities in the east end reserves to maximize the ecological, economic and cultural benefits for the U.S.V.I. community. As part of the CAP process, a vision for STEER was formed: to restore and maintain a functional coastal ecosystem that promotes sustainable recreation opportunities and community engagement.
An open house will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club to announce finalization of the plan.  STEER stakeholders have dedicated their time and energy to develop and finalize the plan.  Please help us celebrate.  We will also hear from two UVI graduate students who are conducting exciting research in STEER.
For more information about STEER and the process for developing the management plan, visit groups.google.com/group/steer-stakeholders or contact Anne Marie Hoffman at ahoffman@tnc.org.

 

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