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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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Virtue of the Week: Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.

 

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2016-06-26 21:22:38
Beach Advisory for June 20-24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-06-25 06:17:40
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

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2016-06-24 01:06:57
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Golden Grove Inmate Had Nearly 50 Bags of Marijuana, Police Say

Emmett Bramble, a 26-year-old inmate of the Golden Grove Correctional Facility, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after a routine prison search allegedly found Bramble with nearly 50 small plastic bags of marijuana, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

Bramble was arrested just after 5 p.m. Friday at the prison. Police said he had been found in possession of 48 small bags of marijuana, as well as two digital scales.

According to St. Croix Police Chief Christopher Howell, the Bureau of Corrections officers contacted VIPD officers after finding Bramble with the drugs during a routine search at the prison.

Bramble was arrested, placed on a $10,000 bail and returned to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.

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