Homicides 2015

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2015, with cases broken down by island, as reported by the V.I.…

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Beach Advisory for Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

DPNR performed water quality analysis at the 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Aug. 31--Sept. 4, 2015. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

2015-09-05 01:19:42
Imbalances: Amazon and the Virgin Islands

If Amazon and its "work is everything" culture is at one end of a spectrum, and if that is a bad thing, which it is, does that mean that where you want to be is at the other end of the spectrum?

2015-09-04 15:38:58
Camera Catches Burglar in Action

A burglar broke a window and entered a St. Thomas restaurant Aug. 28. He took cash and a laptop computer, but he left something behind – his picture.

2015-09-04 01:34:09
Community - Deaths — St. Thomas
Theresa Tyson Titre Dies at 44

Theresa Tyson Titre died on July 9 at the Schneider Regional Medical Center. She was 44 years old.

Read entire articleJul 15 2015 - 1:00pm
Fred Watts’ Life Celebrated in Pennsylvania, St. Thomas

The life of Fred Watts, local attorney and full-throated musician, will be celebrated in two memorials – one in Pennsylvania July 15 and on St. Thomas on Aug. 15.

Read entire articleJul 6 2015 - 10:48pm
Verna Clark Ruan Dies

Verna Clark Ruan of Estate Harmony, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., passed on June 23, 2015. Born in 1935 in Newark, N.J., Verna grew up in Short Hills, N.J.

Read entire articleJun 27 2015 - 3:21am
Gerald L. Phipps Jr. Dies

Gerald L. Phipps Jr., better known as “Junior” or “Gerry,” was born Nov. 3, 1944 and departed this life on June 18, 2015.

Read entire articleJun 23 2015 - 9:52pm
William Houston Evans Dies at 81

William Houston Evans, 81, of Eustis, Fla., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 17. Born in Augusta, Ga., he met his wife, Helen, on the beach in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., in 1958.

Read entire articleJun 20 2015 - 10:40pm
Orpha N. Elskoe-Niles Dies at 91

Orpha N. Elskoe-Niles died on June13 on St. Thomas. She was 91 years old.

Read entire articleJun 19 2015 - 11:05pm
Mrs. Agnes Maude Martin Dies at 96

Mrs. Agnes Maude Martin was born in English Harbor, Antigua, on March 11, 1919. On June 3, at the age of 96, our beloved and dedicated mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, transitioned into eternal rest.

Read entire articleJun 13 2015 - 10:54am
Ruthlyn Richards Dies in Puerto Rico

Ruthlyn Richards died on June 6 in Puerto Rico. She was 67 years old.

Read entire articleJun 13 2015 - 10:48am
Lorraine McFarren-Joseph Dies

Lorraine McFarren-Joseph died unexpectedly on June 3 on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Read entire articleJun 11 2015 - 5:00pm
Margot Macdonald Bachman Dies at 97

Margot Macdonald Bachman, a longtime resident of St. Thomas, who founded and published St. Thomas This Week as well as St. Thomas Today and St. Croix This Week, died on June 3 – her 97th birthday – while traveling in Zurich, Switzerland, with family.

Read entire articleJun 5 2015 - 2:22am