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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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Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: Zika!

The blood that shot to my eyes a week ago, an immune reaction to the Zika virus, is almost gone, and the aches and pains getting out of bed Saturday morning seemed to be related more to age than Zika. 

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2016-09-24 22:20:37
Suspect Arrest, Charged in 2013 Jewelry Theft

Shaquielle Correa, 21, was arrested by the V.I. Police Department Thursday and charged in the 2013 robbery of the Gems and Gold Corner in Drake's Passage. 

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2016-09-24 22:11:15
UVI Chooses 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCUs in the United States.

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2016-09-24 20:24:38
Commentary - Open forum — St. Thomas
We Must Not Lose Faith in Voting

Shirley M. Sadler urges everyone to vote in order “to grow and build the Virgin Islands to secure our future.”

Read entire articleNov 1 2014 - 9:25am
Vote As If Your Life Depends Upon It

Marvin L. Pickering considers next week’s election critical at a time when the Virgin Islands is dealing with a myriad of tough problems.

Read entire articleOct 28 2014 - 10:55pm
CZM Did Engage the Public in Decision Making

David A. Bornn differs with an article that appeared in the VI Source about the Veterans Drive widening and the Charlotte Amalie Harbor landfill projects.

Read entire articleOct 27 2014 - 12:42pm
Can a Woman Be Governor?

Verdel l. Petersen says it will be historic if the Virgin Islands elects a black woman to be governor in spite of the prejudice and chauvinism that still exists.

Read entire articleOct 26 2014 - 1:51pm
Politically Appointed Paper Pushers Must Go

Ivan Butcher II hopes that the next governor will appoint people based upon their competency and diligence, not because of their political connections.

Read entire articleOct 26 2014 - 1:48pm
Lame Ducks Can Be Dangerous

Leonard Smollett looks back at the history of lame duck legislatures and governors, and warns the public to keep an eye on what is happening in the government during these last few months before a new government is installed.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 6:58am
Protect the Independence of the Attorney General

Ronald E. Russell Esq. wants a change in the Virgin Islands law so that an attorney general is protected from political pressures.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 6:47am
Deciding on the Next Governor of the Virgin Islands

Ivan Butcher II makes his case for candidate Donna M. Christensen.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 5:35am
A Way to Eliminate Dengue and Chikungunya

Mary Stone shares a way to more effectively fight dengue fever and chikungunya outbreaks than getting rid of stagnant water.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 4:48am
Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to what scientists are predicting about Climate Change.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 3:56pm