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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

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2014-09-17 23:34:12
Local government — St. Thomas
No Vending or Tents Allowed in Roosevelt Veterans Memorial Park

The general public is reminded that no vending or erections of tents are allowed at the entrances or within the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Virgin Islands Veterans Memorial Park at any time, according to a press release issued Friday by the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation.
 Commissioner St. Claire N. Williams noted that such practice would incur damages to the landscaping and underground irrigation system at this facility. “Every effort is being made to ensure that the preservation of this historical site is maintained, and we ask for the assistance and cooperation of everyone,” he said.

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