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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Beach Advisory for June 20-24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

2016-06-25 06:17:40
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. 

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. 

2016-06-23 17:27:48
Community - Deaths — St. Thomas
Ewart H. Harley Sr. Dies in Florida

Ewart H. Harley Sr. of St. Thomas died Nov. 24, in Plantation, Florida. He was 86 years old.

Read entire articleDec 4 2015 - 8:46pm
Cecilia V. Rivera Dies at 94

Cecilia V. Rivera died on Nov. 30 at her residence in Estate Tutu, St. Thomas. She was 94 years old.

Read entire articleDec 4 2015 - 8:06pm
Antolino Carmona Dies at 50

Antolino "Chico" Carmona of St. Thomas died Wednesday, Nov. 25. He was the son of the late Maria (Ortez) and Severino Carmona. He was 50 years old.

Read entire articleDec 2 2015 - 7:51pm
Fred Hintz Dies at 83

Frederic Hintz, former president of St. Thomas Dairies, died peacefully at his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday. He was 83 years old.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 1:49pm
John F. Smith Dies at 98

John F. Smith, better known as “Johnny Smith,” of Dronningens Gade died at his residence. He was 98 years old.

Read entire articleNov 16 2015 - 3:01pm
Utah M. Williams Swift Dies

Utah M. Williams Swift died on Nov. 4, at Schneider Regional Medical Center.

Read entire articleNov 16 2015 - 2:56pm
Vadis Maudlyn Francis Dies at 72

Faithful servant of God, devoted wife and loving mother Vadis Francis of Estate Smith Bay transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 2.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 2:23am
Camile D. Davenport Dies

Camile Davenport’s life came to an untimely end on Oct. 11, while visiting the island of Culebrita, Puerto Rico.

Read entire articleOct 27 2015 - 5:37am
Brenda Lans Dies in Florida

Brenda Lans died on Oct. 7 in Florida. She was 87 years old.

Read entire articleOct 21 2015 - 5:00pm
Barbara Ann White Dies at 57

Barbara Ann White died on Oct. 6, at the age of 57.

Read entire articleOct 14 2015 - 8:29pm