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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The Bookworm: Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson's Fitting Friendship

Certainly this is book is a fan’s dream but it’s also one that pop culture followers will relish. And if that’s the kind of book you want now, then “Elizabeth and Michael” is what you need to get you.

2016-08-30 22:34:01
Coastweeks Doubles Down on Goal of Pristine Beaches

Coastweeks events in the territory will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. This year, events will include a renewed emphasis on litter prevention thanks to a $99,000 Marine Debris Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands.

2016-08-30 15:31:01
UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.

2016-08-30 14:33:18
News — St. Thomas
Olympics: French Fighter Stops Laurent on Points

Reigning world champion super heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka of France ended the Olympic dreams of Virgin Islander Clayton Laurent Jr., defeating the St. Thomas boxer on points, 3-0. 

Read entire articleAug 13 2016 - 10:41pm
Economist Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis at UVI

A noted finance professor from the University of Puerto Rico spoke Friday about some the causes and solutions of Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and how the Virgin Islands can expect U.S. financial scrutiny.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 11:17pm
Election Board Considers Vote Validity, Blamed for Ballot Omission

Virgin Islands boards of elections members have received harsh criticism. Representatives of the Republican Party have said elections are so poorly run that the U.S. Congress needs to intervene.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 10:55pm
Tourism Sponsors National Association of Black Journalists Meeting, Sends Two UVI Students

The Tourism Department sponsored two UVI students to attend the first joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 10:48pm
Federal Overtime Rules to Affect USVI Paychecks

New federal rules expanding overtime to apply to more employees go into effect Dec. 1 and the V.I. Department of Labor wants to remind V.I. employers they apply in the territory.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 10:47pm
USVI Tourism Offering Classes on Customer Service Training

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced a Customer Service Training facilitated by Dr. Bryan K. Williams. There will be three sessions.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 4:15pm
Incumbents Ahead and No Surprises as Primary Vote Counting Continues
There were no surprises as the Boards of Elections continued vote counting for the Aug. 6 Democratic Party primary last week.Incumbents continue to be the big winners.
Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 10:18pm
Police Officers Shot to Death on Frederiksted Beach

Two off-duty police officers found shot to death on a Frederiksted beach appear to have not been targeted because they were cops, Gov. Kenneth Mapp reported at a news conference Thursday.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 9:35pm
Pair Sentenced for Transportation of a Minor for Sex

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced a St. Thomas man and woman – the mother of the victim – for transporting a minor girl for sex, the U.S. attorney announced.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 9:04pm
V.I. Legal Assistance Foundation Receives $368,000 in Bank of America Mortgage Settlement

The V.I. Legal Assistance Foundation is getting $368,000 as part of a federal settlement with Bank of America to put toward community redevelopment and legal assistance to prevent foreclosures.

Read entire articleAug 11 2016 - 9:00pm