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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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Register Today for V.I. Drought Monitor Forum at UVI

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites local agencies, farmers, researchers, teachers, students, weather enthusiasts and all others impacted by drought and climate change to participate in a free Drought Monitor Forum.

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2016-08-23 17:42:12
Undercurrents: Medical Malpractice System Gets a Little Treatment, but Continues to Limp

V.I. attorneys say it’s getting harder and harder for people who want to take on the establishment with a medical malpractice claim to find an attorney to represent them. But they need help. 

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2016-08-22 23:15:29
Joint Elections Meeting Takes Up Candidate Complaints

The Joint Boards of Elections met briefly Monday to address some minor concerns about the conduct of the Aug. 6 party primary and the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, but a technical glitch forced an early adjournment.

 

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2016-08-22 20:32:47
News - Local sports — St. Thomas
‘Gulf Rascal’ Is Top Boat, McFarland Is Top Angler at 44th Blue Marlin Tournament

The determination to win and have fun proved the successful strategy for the top team in the 44th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

Read entire articleAug 22 2016 - 2:28am
‘Sodium’ Continues Lead on Day 3 of Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

Rod Windley and his team aboard the Gulf Rascal fished so far east that they were out of radio communication for the day, leaving the rest of the tournament participants to wonder if the anglers aboard their 68-foot Hatteras were having a feast or famine of blue marlin catch and releases.

Read entire articleAug 18 2016 - 5:42am
‘Sodium’ Takes Over Lead on 2nd Day of Blue Marlin Tournament

The sports fishermen aboard the 75-foot Weaver Sodium jumped into both the angler and boat leads after the second day of fishing in the 44th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT).

Read entire articleAug 17 2016 - 4:04am
‘Gulf Rascal’ Leads Day One of 44th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

The fish catching action happened quickly on the first day of the 44th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT). Rod Windley, the Pensacola, Florida-based owner/angler of the 68-foot Hatteras Gulf Rascal hooked up the first blue marlin of the day (and of the tournament) less than 30 minutes after lines in.

Read entire articleAug 16 2016 - 3:11pm
Caribbean Tennis Association Junior Championships Scheduled for September

The 2016 Caribbean Tennis Association Junior Championships will be held on St. Croix. Age 16-and-under boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles events will take place Sept. 9-11. Age 12-and-under boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles events will be held Sept. 16-18.

Read entire articleAug 16 2016 - 1:56am
Former World Record Blue Marlin Display Dedicated at St. Thomas Airport

Now, the majestic mount of a 1,282-pound blue marlin at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas brings home in a big way the territory’s reputation as the “Blue Marlin Capital of the World.”

Read entire articleAug 8 2016 - 12:41pm
Martial Arts Students Showcase Skills at Open World Tournament

St. Croix and St. Thomas youth who train at the Professor Louis A. Jackson International Martial Arts Academy (PJIMAA) recently returned victorious from the 2016 U.S. Open World Martial Arts Tournament.

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 4:41pm
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

Read entire articleJul 23 2016 - 12:46am
14-Year-Old is Top Angler in Billfish Tournament

14-year-old Zachary ‘Zak’ Murck, of Davie, Florida, on Tuesday claimed the title of Top Angler in the 53rd Annual July Open Billfish Tournament. 

Read entire articleJul 20 2016 - 12:39pm
Murck Maintains Lead in Second Day of Billfish Tournament

Zac Murck, 14, held onto his lead Monday in the 53rd July Open Billfish Tournament, doubling his number of catches and releases on a day when the fleet as a whole doubled its releases as well. 

Read entire articleJul 18 2016 - 10:12pm