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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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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
Local government — St. Thomas
VIPA Alerts Public About New TWIC Office Hours

            Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson informs the public that it has changed the days and times that the public can be issued a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new office hours, effective Dec. 14, are:

 
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN
ST. CROIX
Monday
No TWIC ID's issued
8 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday
No TWIC ID's issued
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 pm - 5 pm
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
No TWIC ID's issued

All United States Coast Guard-credentialed merchant mariners, port facility employees, longshore workers, truck drivers, and others requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 are required to obtain a TWIC card.
            The TWIC offices are located at the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal on St. Thomas and at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal in the VIPA Safety and Security offices located on the second floor of the airport terminals.
For more information, contact the VIPA Safety and Security office at 714-6656 on
St. Thomas, or 778-1012 on St. Croix.
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