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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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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Police Seize Weapons, Drugs

 The V.I. Police Department seized a small arsenal of weapons in two separate incidents Friday and Saturday morning on St. Thomas.

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2016-06-28 00:09:36
Perception vs Reality – You Decide
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.

 

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2016-06-27 12:36:48
Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

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2016-06-26 22:27:58
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V.I. Students Set to Attend Chess Competitions in Peru and Turkey

The 2012 USVI National Scholastic Chess Championship was held at Manor School on Feb. 18 when 26 students from 10 territory schools (Manor, Antilles, Central, CDS, Good Hope, St. Mary’s, A-Z, Claude O. Marko, Ricardo Richards and Laurel Springs School) competed in an all day tournament. The tournament started at 8:30 a.m. and the students played until 4:30 p.m.  The three younger sections (U14, U10 and U8) played eight 40 minute games and the upper division (U18) played five 90 minute games. The age of the students was between 8 and 17.
 Six students from six different schools competed in the upper division.
One student, Hazel Acosta, is a 2011 Central America and Caribbean gold medal winner. Another in the older division, William Van Rensselaer, is a 2011 Central America and Caribbean silver medal winner.  Hazel has earned the right to represent the Virgin Islands at the 2012 Pan American Chess Festival in Lima, Peru, in July. William has earned a position on the 2012 VI World Olympiad Chess Team and will compete in Istanbul, Turkey in August.
First place winners of this tournament will make up the 2012 USVI National Scholastic Chess Team and be the official student chess representatives of the Virgin Islands in various competitions around the world.
The winners of the USVI 2012 Scholastic championship are:
Under 18
1st place William Van Rensselaer
2nd place Jean Devera
3rd place Regine Acosta
Under 14
1st place Marissa Edwin
2nd Place Diamond Mark
3rd Place Savannah Gadd
Under 10
1st Place Taj Bates
2nd Place Enyjah Miller
3rd Place Kyle Edwin
Shabazz Bastian will represent the under 8 sections 

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