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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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R.City Receives USVI’s First ‘Key To The City’

The St. Thomas brothers who as R.City have gained fame as singers, songwriters and producers in the international music world, were given the first "key to the city" ever presented in the USVI.

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Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

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Local news — St. Thomas
Man Shot During Armed Robbery in Kirwan Terrace

St. Thomas police are investigating a robbery in Kirwan Terrace that put one man in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

According to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, police responding to a report of shots being fired in the area discovered that a 24-year-old man had been shot at least once in the upper body after being robbed of his jewelry. The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical technicians and taken to the hospital.

While at the hospital, the victim told police that he was walking in the housing community when he was approached by two unknown suspects who grabbed for the gold chain and pendant around his neck. The victim said he was shot after trying to fight the suspects, who fled the area on foot.

Police hunted the area for the suspects, but no arrests have been made yet. Residents with information about the incident are asked to call 714-9834, 715-5522 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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