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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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Man Drowns at Independence Boat Yard

A man whose identity was not released drowned Friday evening at the Independence Boat Yard in Frydenhoj, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2016-09-30 23:20:00
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
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IRB CHIEF SAYS NEW LOOK SIGNALS A NEW APPROACH

Over the long Easter weekend, Internal Revenue Bureau director Louis Willis completed renovation of the agency's formerly worn and bedraggled offices at Mandela Circle. The physical upgrades are part of his strategic plan to improve the way the IRB operates.

Read entire articleApr 25 2001 - 1:47pm
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING CARNIVAL

All post offices on St. Thomas will be closed on Saturday because of the Carnival holiday. Here's news on telephone company office and service station closings and shuttle service to downtown, too. Continue to check here for other updates through the end of the week.

Read entire articleApr 25 2001 - 4:08am
STT-STJ GAS PRICES ON THE WAY UP?

With gasoline prices increasing on the mainland, it could just be a matter of time before prices in the territory see a spike.

Read entire articleApr 25 2001 - 2:51am
DPNR, SENATORS AMENABLE TO ZONING CHANGES

In a hearing Tuesday night, several senators signaled their intent to approve a zoning change to accommodate construction of 177 timeshare units adjacent to Marriott Frenchman's Reef as well as several other zone change requests.

Read entire articleApr 25 2001 - 1:05am
TURNBULL DINNER REMARKS LEAVE BITTER TASTE

Local hospitality sector executives were still reeling Tuesday from criticism leveled by the territory's top official at a social gathering last weekend attended by some of the key -- and critical -- players in the Virgin Islands tourism industry.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 7:27pm
WATKINS' DEATH DUE TO DROWNING

A man whose body was found Friday floating face down in the waters off Red Hook died of drowning.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 8:05am
$100,000 BAIL SET ON SUSPECTS IN DRUG CASE

Territorial Court Judge Ishmael Meyers has ordered bail of $100,000 for each of three suspects arrested Sunday afternoon with six kilograms, or 13 pounds, of cocaine on board their 22-foot speedboat.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 6:37am
VILLAGE OPENING DRAWS CROWD OF THOUSANDS

The Fort Christian parking lot was bursting at the seams Monday from sunset until early Tuesday morning as thousands of Virgin Islanders turned out for opening night at the 2001 Carnival Village, dubbed "Dotsy's Kallaloo Pot" in honor of tradition bearer and Carnival stalwart Dorothy "Dotsy" Elskoe.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 6:00am
$46M HUGO LOAN CLOSE TO BEING DROPPED

The Turnbull administration is confident that the federal government will forgive $46 million in disaster loans, even though it’s not a done deal.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 3:07am
PROSSER'S BANK MERGER FACES MANY OBSTACLES

Jeffrey Prosser wants to acquire all the Chase Bank branches in this area, but there are daunting complications.

Read entire articleApr 24 2001 - 2:50am