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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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Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

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2016-06-26 22:27:58
Virtue of the Week: Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.

 

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2016-06-26 21:22:38
Beach Advisory for June 20-24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-06-25 06:17:40
News - Local news — St. John
Both Sides of Medical Marijuana Debate Make Exaggerated Claims

Both sides of the debate over medical marijuana made claims with dubious scientific support during a Senate hearing Friday on medical marijuana legislation. 

Read entire articleJun 25 2016 - 3:33pm
Residents March Through St. Thomas Housing Communities, Demand End to Gun Violence

Members of the clergy marched into the Hidden Valley housing community on St. Thomas on Friday and demanded residents put down their guns in an effort to bring peace to the territory.

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 10:09pm
Mapp's Million-Dollar Hotel-Project Request Contains Few Specifics

Senators got few specific details from the administration when discussing Gov. Kenneth Mapp's request for $1 million for an array of unspecified expenses it may undertake to get several name-brand hotels onto St. Croix. 

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 1:33am
Joint Board to Comply with Judge’s Order for Election of Democratic Officers

Compelled by a judge’s ruling to include the election of Democratic Party officers in the upcoming August primary, Joint Elections Board members voted Thursday to make petitions for candidates available from Friday to 5 p.m. July 1. 

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 1:30am
WAPA Board OKs Emergency Services Contract

The Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Thursday approved a contract for restoration services in case of a hurricane or other natural disaster, and approved delaying the implementation of a drug testing policy. 

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 1:22am
IRB Plowing Through Tax Refunds

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has about 5,708 remaining tax refunds to process, totaling about $15 million, for the 2015 tax year, IRB Director Marvin Pickering told senators during budget hearings Thursday. 

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 1:11am
911 in USVI Still Lacking Spanish Speakers

Although the U.S. Virgin Islands has a substantial Spanish-speaking population and a significant minority who speak Spanish only, those who call 911 for emergency assistance may have difficulty communicating, because there is still a shortage of bilingual operators. 

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 1:06am
Dunston Sues Governor Over Demotion

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston is suing Gov. Kenneth Mapp to reverse Mapp's removal of Dunston as presiding judge, arguing V.I. law does not allow the governor to change his tenure in office nor to reduce his pay. 

Read entire articleJun 23 2016 - 5:27pm
Public Defender’s Office, Three Others Present FY17 Budgets

The Office of the Territorial Public Defender was the most generously funded of the four entities that presented their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets before the Legislature on Wednesday,

Read entire articleJun 22 2016 - 11:14pm
Port Authority Proposes Temporarily Extending Barge Hours

The V.I. Port Authority is in discussions with barge companies about extending the hours of ferry service between Red Hook and Cruz Bay.

Read entire articleJun 22 2016 - 11:00pm