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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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Police Seize Weapons, Drugs

 The V.I. Police Department seized a small arsenal of weapons in two separate incidents Friday and Saturday morning on St. Thomas.

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2016-06-28 00:09:36
Perception vs Reality – You Decide
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.

 

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2016-06-27 12:36:48
Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

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2016-06-26 22:27:58
Local sports — St. Thomas
Jessica Murphy of VIMSIA Competes at CrossFit Open

 

Jessica Murphy Competes at CrossFit Open
Jessica Murphy Competes at CrossFit Open

Over the course of the academic year, Jessica Murphy, an upper elementary schoolteacher at V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, has been involved with an athletic program called Crossfit St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. CrossFit is an international strength and conditioning program spanning those who enjoy a tough workout to elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Murphy recently competed in the CrossFit Open, a five-week worldwide competition where she placed 44th in the Latin America Region out of more than 800 women. Her fitness classmates as well as her students were very excited to hear the results of each week and cheered her on throughout the competition.
Over the weekend of June 5, she will be representing St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., in the CrossFit Regionals competition in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Many people in the St. Thomas and VIMSIA communities are part of this CrossFit community, either as participants or supporters: Dr. Brad Kappel and Caribbean Chiropractic; Randolph Maynard a fellow CrossFitter; Eilet Smith, class parent and spectator; Jenn Irwin, CrossFit owner and guest IA Enrichment teacher; and many more.

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CrossFit St. Thomas is also committed to teaching children about healthy life styles and exercise through their CrossFit Kid’s program. Murphy will be demonstrating a CrossFit training session for the upper elementary students and community from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy.
Follow the CrossFit Team at games.crossfit.com during the competition. For more information, contact Jessica Murphy at 775-6360.
 

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