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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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Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
R.City Receives USVI’s First ‘Key To The City’

The St. Thomas brothers who as R.City have gained fame as singers, songwriters and producers in the international music world, were given the first "key to the city" ever presented in the USVI.

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2016-09-28 22:57:01
Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
Reports are circulating of people 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
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
Misplaced Power: Time to Rein in Taxi Drivers

For too long taxi drivers, who are routinely rude to tourists and who are even heard telling lies to visitors to the island of St. Thomas, have held back progress on our water-surrounded island.

Read entire articleFeb 26 2009 - 5:13pm
Heroes in our Midst

We must commend the courage and dignity of the young person who saved Max from further abuse by releasing the abused dog from captivity and seeing that the helpless canine lived.

Read entire articleFeb 4 2009 - 7:06am
Now is Not the Time for PSC to Take a Stand on Vitelco

The Public Services Commission should have played hardball with Vitelco during the Prosser years, but now it needs to avoid driving away buyers that could finally give the territory a functional phone company.

Read entire articleNov 10 2008 - 9:39pm
President Obama: Reason to Hope

In the election of Barack Obama to the highest office in our nation, we have reason to hope we can regain peace, fiscal responsibility, political integrity and world-wide respect.

Read entire articleNov 6 2008 - 2:37pm
Ask Senators who are Railing Against Diageo, ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’

Once again we run the risk of losing a business deal that would be good for the territory because some among us need to grandstand at the expense of the rest of us.

Read entire articleJul 9 2008 - 6:54am
WMA Must Face Off with Pigs to Do What's Fair for the Rest of Us

While we don't feel the current solution is the right answer, we do feel the Waste Management Authority has done its level best to come up with a funding solution for our island waste-elimination needs. But it simply isn't fair.

Read entire articleNov 14 2007 - 2:47pm
Divisiveness Drags Down Our Education System

If our senators really wanted to see our children prepared for something other than entry-level jobs, it seems they would also support change.

Read entire articleOct 26 2007 - 2:59pm
Who do Senators Answer to, and Who do They Respect?

If more than two-thirds of the Virgin Islands' elected representatives in the Senate feel no responsibility to their constituents, whose opinions do they consider?

Read entire articleOct 19 2007 - 6:45am
Senators Need to do the Right Thing – Set Aside Politics for Progress

That our children should be allowed to languish in the quagmire of our failed school system because of the skin color or origins of the person chosen to salvage it should be outrageously unacceptable to the parents, children and citizens of this territory.

Read entire articleOct 10 2007 - 8:54am
Audience Behavior at Reichhold Embarrassing

We commend the Reichhold Center for the Arts for choosing to bring Shakespeare to their stage Saturday night. The Aquila Theater Company's performance of "Julius Casesar" was sterling –– when you could actually hear it.

Read entire articleSep 23 2007 - 9:10am