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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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UVI Chooses 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCUs in the United States.

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2016-09-24 20:24:38
Beach Advisory for September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-09-24 15:52:50
Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

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2016-09-23 14:39:03
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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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