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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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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
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St. Croix Candidates Draw Ballot Numbers for General Election; St. Thomas Numbers Bungled

Candidates in the 2016 General Election or their representatives drew numbers Thursday for placement on the ballot at the Elections System offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:37pm
Governor Appoints Anita Roberts as Human Services Commissioner

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday appointed Anita Roberts as commissioner of the Department of Human Services to replace Vivian Ebbese-Fludd, who he relieved of her duties.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:22pm
WAPA Approves Contract Extension, Alcohol Policy Amendments

Actions taken Thursday by WAPA’s governing board included approving the purchase of a new bucket truck for St. John and making changes to the authority's alcohol policy.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:21pm
New Reichhold Season Celebrates Centennial, Local Milestones

With the territory’s centennial and other milestones approaching, Reichhold Center for the Arts officials said Thursday that the upcoming season is meant to be a celebratory offering

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 11:14pm
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

Read entire articleAug 25 2016 - 10:40am
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 11:12pm
Housing Authority Board Deals with Transition, Maintenance Support Issues

At Wednesday’s V.I. Housing Authority Board meeting, updates on the agency’s complete transition to local control brought up concerns about training and meeting new requirements.

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 11:10pm
Invest 99L Pushing on Past the V.I.

The storm from Invest 99L is slowly moving away from a damp U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and continuing its westward path, but another system is still following on its heels.

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 11:08pm
Lack of Quorum Cuts Short Elections Meeting

Not enough board members showed up for the St. Croix Board of Elections meeting to reach a quorum Wednesday so several announcements were made but no votes were taken.

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 11:03pm
Weather Update: Town Hall Meeting Postponed

A town hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday was postponed by the Office of the Administrator, St. Thomas/Water Islands, because of uncertain weather.

 

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 4:17pm