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The luminaria – candles in a paper bag weighted with sand – shine on the lawn of Legislative building, memorializing some of those lost to gun violence. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Vigil Remembers Lives Lost Due to Gun Violence in the V.I.

A vigil outside of the St. Thomas Legislative building Tuesday honored and remembered those lost to gun violence in the territory, in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month.

Governor Asks Community to Support VIPD as Riots Spread in States

In the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called on residents to support local police officers as they work to clamp down on a spate of violence.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. updated the public Friday on the territory’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Bills for New Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Behavioral Health in...

Coming on the heels of back-to-back incidents of gun violence on St. Croix, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said that a bill setting up a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will use a community-based approach to policing local neighborhoods, while another bill will look at proactively treating behavioral health issues that can be linked to criminal activity.
A slightly damaged mother’s day memento of joy and deep suffering.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Mother’s Day Can Bring Both Joy...

As I was falling asleep Saturday night, I vaguely remembered Sunday was Mother’s Day. I thought of a friend who lost her son to gun violence when he was just starting life as an adult. I made a mental note to reach out to her in the morning and then slept fitfully.
Police secure the scene of Friday's fatal shooting in Hospital Ground. (Photo by W. Bostwick)

Hospital Ground Rocked Again Friday by Gun Violence

After three days of non-stop gun violence that resulted in two deaths, residents of the neighborhood which lies four blocks from the V.I. Police...
Raydin Ortiz (VIPD photo)

Monsanto Charged with Firing Shots

An 18-year-old St. Thomas resident, Tasheem Monsanto, was arrested by the V.I. Police Wednesday and charged with firing shots in the area of Fort Christian.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Police Seek Information in Thursday Morning Homicide

A man whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin as of mid-morning Thursday was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the area of Subbase.

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