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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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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
News - Local sports — St. Thomas
Mia Nicolosi Wins 24th International Optimist Regatta

Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, she has always set her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) sailor achieved her goal by winning the 24th International Optimist Regatta (IOR), held June 17-19.

Read entire articleJun 20 2016 - 10:34am
VITFF Championships to Be Held June 25 on St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF)has announced that the VITFF Championships will be held June 25, at Ivana Eudora Kean High School track. All Virgin Islands athletes who are registered with VITFF are eligible.

Read entire articleJun 13 2016 - 3:29am
Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

Read entire articleMay 30 2016 - 1:12am
2016 Women's International Match Series Finale in U.S.V.I. Set for Dec. 1 – 4

The 2016 Women's International Match Series Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and set for Dec. 1 – 4, will be the fifth finale event of the 2016 WIM Series.

Read entire articleMay 28 2016 - 8:49pm
28th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Set for July 17 at Hull Bay

To celebrate Bastille Day head down to Hull Bay, St. Thomas, for the 28th Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament. Scheduled for July 17, this 28th annual event is one of the top 10 destinations worldwide to celebrate this French National Day, according to online travel advisor Hotwire.com.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:38am
Pre-Fight Events Set Tone for John Jackson’s Saturday Bout

Local boxing champ John Jackson goes face to face Saturday in Las Vegas against Jermell Charlo for the vacant world super welterweight title.

Read entire articleMay 20 2016 - 11:23pm
Malique Smith Is SWAC 800 Meter, 4 x 400 Meter Relay Champion

Malique Smith, a member of the V.I. National Junior Track and Field team, capped a successful freshman year at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) when he won the SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference) gold medal in the 800 meter (1:53.30).

Read entire articleMay 16 2016 - 6:39pm
Youngster Wins Top Angler in Dolphin Derby

The catch of a 29.4-pound dolphin (mahi-mahi) earned St. Thomas junior angler Robbie Richards, 9, the title of Top Angler and a $1,000 cash prize Sunday at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s 21st Annual Dolphin Derby. 

Read entire articleApr 25 2016 - 11:00pm
VITFF Gives Overview of Athletes as Outdoor Track and Field Season Opens

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation gives an overview of athletes who are from the Virgin Islands and are competing in track meets all over the world.

Read entire articleApr 18 2016 - 3:53pm
28th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Set for July

The Northside Sportfishing Club of St. Thomas has announced that the 28th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament – the inshore fishing tournament that offers the best prizes and attracts more participants than any other of its kind in the U.S. Virgin Islands – will take place on Sunday, July 17.

Read entire articleFeb 16 2016 - 1:08pm