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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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DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
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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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