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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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Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
People have been impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of installing shower fixtures or energy saving devices. "They are NOT WAPA Employees.”
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2016-09-28 22:46:13
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

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2016-09-28 22:20:28
The Bookworm: Treat Yourself to African American History

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book, readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

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2016-09-28 21:49:59
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Inmates Arrested for Prison Assault

Two Bureau of Corrections inmates were arrested by St. Thomas police after they were caught beating another inmate with their fists.

The inmates, Jose Almestica and Javern Phillip, were arrested shortly after 5 p.m.Wednesday, and charged with simple assault and battery. Bail has not been set for either of the men, who have been returned to the BOC pending further court action.

The victim, whose name has not been released by police, lost consciousness during the fight and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was later released after being treated for bruises to the body, according to a V.I. Police Department news release.

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