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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
News — St. Thomas
Bill Proposes Commemoration of Cruz Bay’s Founding

Members of the 31st Legislature heard testimony Monday evening on a bill that would commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Cruz Bay, St. John.

Read entire articleSep 20 2016 - 1:14am
Hansen is Officially Back on Ballot

The St. Croix District Board of Elections put former Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen back on the ballot Monday without contentious discussion.

Read entire articleSep 20 2016 - 1:11am
Undercurrents: Another Marine Invasion is Rolling Along in the Caribbean
As if the lionfish weren’t enough to worry about, now we have to be concerned with another invasive marine species – Halophila stipulacea sea grass.
Read entire articleSep 20 2016 - 1:05am
Tourism Promotes USVI in Orlando
Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and a team from the department visited Orlando this month to generate awareness and increase travel to the territory.

 

Read entire articleSep 20 2016 - 12:48am
STAR Runs with EAST, VIMAS for Coastweeks Clean-up

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) assisted the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John (EAST) and the UVI Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) in introducing the 2016 Coastweeks Clean-ups by conducting a 2-mile run/walk at Brewers Bay.

Read entire articleSep 19 2016 - 1:04pm
Island Expressions: In Midst of International Success, Filmmaker Lilibet Foster is ‘Here Now’

There’s really only one thing filmmaker Lilibet Foster wants to talk about these days and that’s her latest documentary: “Be Here Now.” 

Read entire articleSep 18 2016 - 11:57pm
43rd USVI-BVI Friendship Day Celebrated on St. Thomas

The premier of the British Virgin Islands and a delegation from the BVI spent Saturday on St. Thomas to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of USVI-BVI Friendship Day.

Read entire articleSep 18 2016 - 11:55pm
Voter Registration for General Election Will End Oct. 2

Oct. 2 is the deadline to register to vote in order to be eligible to participate in the Nov. 8th General Election.

Read entire articleSep 18 2016 - 1:02am
‘Coastweeks’ Beach Cleanup Events Kick Off on St. Thomas

On Saturday morning dozens of environmentally minded volunteers gathered at Brewers Bay on St. Thomas for the first of several beach cleanups planned as a part of the annual Coastweeks initiative.

Read entire articleSep 17 2016 - 9:31pm
Plastic Bag Ban, Police Retirement Changes Go to Senate Floor

A ban on plastic grocery bags, new provisions for police, fire and corrections officers to retire later, and loosened restrictions on Food Stamp benefits are among the bills sent on Friday for final Senate votes.

Read entire articleSep 17 2016 - 1:27am