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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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Man Drowns at Independence Boat Yard

A man whose identity was not released drowned Friday evening at the Independence Boat Yard in Frydenhoj, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2016-09-30 23:20:00
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
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
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Cheryl P. Franklin Named Dean of Nursing at UVI

Aug. 13, 2008 – Dr. Cheryl P. Franklin, doctor of nursing science, has been named the University of the Virgin Islands' dean of nursing. She began work on July 28. Her main office will be located on the St. Croix campus.
Franklin has served the New Orleans area of Louisiana for over three decades as a registered nurse in clinical practice and as an educator in the field of nursing. She began her teaching career as a clinical instructor at the Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans and later served at Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing in Baton Rouge and at Dillard University. The new dean has also served as an associate professor, level coordinator, director of the Associate of Science Nursing Program, and lastly as the assistant dean for the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Nicholls State University at Thibodaux, La.

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