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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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Beach Advisory for June 20-24

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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2016-06-25 06:17:40
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
Religion — St. Thomas
Church of God of Prophecy's Farewell to Bishop Carty

Sept. 16, 2005 - The Church of God of Prophecy on St. Thomas will hold an appreciation and farewell service for Bishop Amos W. Carty Sr., who is relocating from St. Thomas to Albany, N.Y. According to the church's press release, the special service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., at The Regional Tabernacle, C-5 Estate Hoffman, across from the Donoe Intersection.
"We are all aware of Bishop Carty's ministerial service as a servant of the Lord in the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean for over 40 years," said Ernest Knight, who serves as the chairman of the church's ministerial aid committee. "This special service presents us with the opportunity to express our love and appreciation for him and to recognize his many years of service in the Kingdom of God and in the Church of God."
The Rev. Dr. Ruby M. Jones, who is the pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Albany, will be the special guest speaker for this service. The public is invited to attend and say farewell to the bishop.
For information, contact Joyce Comissiong at 776-5748.

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