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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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Man Drowns at Independence Boat Yard

A man whose identity was not released drowned Friday evening at the Independence Boat Yard in Frydenhoj, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2016-09-30 23:20:00
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Local sports — St. Thomas
Annual Sun Stroke All V.I. Hoop Classic Set for April 13, 14

The 14th Annual Sun Stroke All V.I. Hoop Classic will be held in the Central High Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The St. Thomas boys won for the first time in four years last year, but St. Croix still leads the all-time series 8-5. The Lady Crucians win last year opened a slight edge on St. Thomas, 7-6.
All Star Rosters
St. Thomas: Girls All Stars
1. Akia Frett, Eudora Kean
2. Edidiong Utibe, Charlotte Amalie
3. Kelssy Trass, Charlotte Amalie
4. Merissa Murphy, Charlotte Amalie
5. Shaniqua Wheatley, Charlotte Amalie
6. Gemequa Bell, Charlotte Amalie
7. Kerry Harry, Charlotte Amalie
8. Viniqua David, GIFFT HILL
9. Kayshanna Williams, Charlotte Amalie
10. Renique Francis, Eudora Kean
Head Coach: Myron Corbett, Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas: Boys All Stars
1. Dornel Weaver, Antilles
2. Sekayi Petersen, Charlotte Amalie
3. Jamoi Edinborough, Antilles
4. J’moi Smith, Charlotte Amalie
5. Shanoi Miller, Charlotte Amalie
6. Dekwani Norford, Charlotte Amalie
7. Deland Isidore, Eudora Kean
8. Bryan Morton,  GIFFT HILL
9. Jecoi Julius, Eudora Kean (INJURED)
10. Brandon Wynter, Ss. Peter and Paul
11. Devontee Anthony, Charlotte Amalie
Head Coach: Pedrito Estrill, Charlotte Amalie
St. Croix: Girls All Stars 
1. Kadesha Barry, Central High
2. Raemisha Claxton, Central High 
3. Jayda Edwards, Central High 
4. J’Lene Martinez, Central High 
5. Julissea Thomas, Educational Complex
6. Kayla Smith, Educational Complex
7. Kristen Edney, Central High 
8. Deja Spears, Educational Complex
9. Okeya Roach, Educational Complex
10. Kiyani Hughes, Educational Complex
Head Coach: Donald Bough, Central High 
St. Croix: Boys All Stars
1. Shomari Francis, Central High 
2. Nayib Gonzalez, Central High 
3. Razeem Huggins, Central High 
4. Kelvin Thomas, Central High 
5. Eliji Mondesir, Country Day
6. Okechi Brin, Educational Complex
7. Stephaun Adams, Educational Complex
8. Deshaun Garvey, Educational Complex
9. Jordan Evans, Country Day
10. Jamal Ryan Bridges Academy played with Manor/St. Joseph’s
Head Coach: Donald Bough, Central High 

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