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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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911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, the VIPD issued a wanted poster for Thomas.

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2016-06-22 22:56:43
Schools — St. Thomas
Addelita Cancryn Junior High Hosts “For Girls Only” Conference

Addelita Cancryn Junior High will once again host its successful “For Girls Only” conference on Monday, Feb. 4. This year’s program is entitled “STEM: It’s a Girl Thing,” which will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event, now in its third year, kicks off at 8 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria with guest speaker Tai C. Hunte, a Cancryn alum and successful doctor of internal medicine and infectious diseases. Breakout sessions will follow from 9 a.m. to noon and will focus in the afternoon on STEM projects, from the construction of solar kits to the behind-the-scenes world of forensic science.
The day will wrap up with a closing session with Raquel Benjamin, the St. Thomas-St. John District’s director of testing.
“The conference is about self-esteem building, etiquette and preparing the girls for success in the academic and professional arenas,” said Cancryn Principal Yvonne Pilgrim. “The conference also helps us re-enforce some of the life lessons that our staff, particularly our guidance counselors, tries to impart
For additional information, contact the school at 774-4540.

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