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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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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
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

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2016-06-23 17:27:48
Wanted Man Turns Himself In

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 27 of Frederiksted, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, the VIPD issued a wanted poster for Thomas.

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2016-06-22 22:56:43
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: The Daughter of the Godfather of Soul

This generational memoir of James Brown and his daughter Yamma Brown is remarkably unprofane, quick to read and gives fans exactly what I think they want in a show-biz biography.

Read entire articleNov 13 2014 - 8:46pm
The Bookworm: You'll Fall for this Horse Tale

The wrong wish acquired could lead to disaster. Or, as in the new novel “Falling from Horses” by Molly Gloss, it could also be a means of escape.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 11:08pm
The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 8:22pm
The Bookworm: You'll Want 'Leaving Time'

Clear it. Cancel your plans. Once you’ve got “Leaving Time” in your hands, you won’t want to do anything but spend time with this book.

Read entire articleOct 16 2014 - 8:52pm
The Bookworm: Kids Can Change the World

So what’s your next project? That’s a hard question when you’re a kid. Where do you start? 'Kids Who are Changing The World' gives your child plenty of ideas that will provoke thoughts for you too.

Read entire articleOct 10 2014 - 12:14am
The Bookworm: What Happens After We Die?

What allows me to recommend “Glimpsing Heaven” is that it doesn’t profess to have the definitive answer to “What happens after we die?”It leaves readers to draw their own informed conclusions.

Read entire articleOct 1 2014 - 12:40am
The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t felt like we’ve always known Fat Albert and the Huxtable family?

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 6:57pm
The Bookworm: 'Five Days Left' Keeps You Guessing

Julie Lawson Timmer hasn’t merely just penned a good novel; she leaps out of the chute here with this keeps-you-guessing story of two people who have a finite time to spend with those they love.

Read entire articleSep 10 2014 - 10:22pm
The Bookworm: Want Tarnished-Crown Honesty?

I liked this book for its lightly scandalous humor and its tarnished-crown honesty, and if you’re a pageant-watcher, I think you’ll like it, too. Grab Being Miss America and you can wave the hours goodbye. 

Read entire articleSep 6 2014 - 10:21am
The Bookworm: One Impressive Thought-Provoker

This drama isn’t just in the courtroom. Jean Love Cush’s characters are created razor sharp and put in gut-wrenching situations.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:03pm