May 26, 2017 12:55 pm Last modified: 9:57 am


Homicides 2017

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2017 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.
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Marine Debris Issue Mounts With Little Funding Available for Cleanup

With more boats being abandoned every year, the problem is ever-growing with little funding available for boat removal.
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Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, the maximum will increase from five days to 10.
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Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died

Delroy Richards said he was closely connected with six of the seven officers whose graves were visited in the morning as part of National Police Week observance.
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Virgin Islands Bar Association to Host 23rd Appellate Moot Court Competition

The community is invited to attend the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition on May 16-18.
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Division of Personnel Announces Election Results for GESC Health Insurance Board

Milton E. Potter, director of the Division of Personnel, thanks the employees and retirees who exercised their democratic right by voting in the election.
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Territorial Youth Sports Festival Games Set for May 18-21

Athletes from St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and the British Virgin islands (BVI) will compete in the following sports activities
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The RT Park building on UVI's St. Croix campus. (File photo)

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 6, Technology Park Tax Breaks

Tax breaks granted by the RTPark have reduced corporate taxes paid to the V.I. government, but evidence that they have created significant numbers of new jobs or a thriving tech industry – the program's ostensible purpose – is in short supply.
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Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Bill Would Change Senior ID Requirement

Sen. Jean Forde (D-STT) introduced a bill Monday to allow any Real-ID compliant identification to take the place of special senior IDs issued by the government.
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During Monday's event marking National Police Week, St. Thomas-St. John District Police Chief Jason Marsh lays a wreath in honor of officers killed in the line of duty.

Parade Kicks Off National Police Week Events

Events will be held throughout the territory to celebrate National Police Week, an event that honors peace officers who have given their lives and highlight those at work in our communities today.
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