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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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Now Playing: “Deepwater Horizon,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and “Masterminds”

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

St. Croix White Hair Sheep Semen Sent to National Sperm Bank

Special St. Croix white hair sheep rams from the UVI Agriculture Experiment Station have been chosen to have their semen banked in the National Animal Germplasma Program in Colorado.

St. Croix Elections Board Ready for General Elections

The St. Croix Elections Board and the Elections supervisor told members of the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Friday they are ready for the Nov. 8 general election.

Hurricane Matthew is Past Territory; No Cyclone Development Forecast

Hurricane Matthew, which by Friday afternoon had grown to a category 4 storm, is well past the U.S. Virgin Islands and taking aim at either Haiti or Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center.

WAPA Looks to Boost Generating Fleet

WAPA board members approved several measures that would boost the authority’s generation fleet, starting off with an action plan that would allow for three small propane units to serve as backup.

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Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Clinton Email Investigation

 

EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Elie Wiesel Had a Message for the Virgin Islands

Upon learning of the death of Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz witness and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I felt compelled to pass along my experience…

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Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders,…

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…

Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling…

Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed…

R.City Receives USVI’s First ‘Key To The City’

The St. Thomas brothers who as R.City have gained fame as singers, songwriters and producers in the international music world,…

Beware of Fake WAPA Officials
Reports are circulating of people impersonating V.I. Water and Power officials to gain access to homes in the guise of…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

V.I. Waste Management Calibrating Scales for New Tipping Fees

The St. Croix Transfer Station will close early Friday to calibrate its scales for new tipping fees, according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority. The station will close at 12:30 p.m.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Food Truck Fête Draws Hundreds to Charlotte Amalie

On Friday evening, food trucks serving local eats, ice cream and shaved iced lined Main Street in Charlotte Amalie for Downtown Revitalization Inc.’s third St. Thomas Eats: A Food Truck Fête.

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