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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

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Miliband: We're serious on immigration

December 15, 2014 - 3:01pm
Ed Miliband says there can be no doubting how important an issue immigration is for Labour - as he dismisses leaked guidance advising its campaigners to talk about other policies.

BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

December 15, 2014 - 2:38pm
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.

Adkins sacked as Reading manager

December 15, 2014 - 2:03pm
Reading sack manager Nigel Adkins after 20 months in charge of the Championship club.

Denmark lays claim to North Pole

December 15, 2014 - 1:50pm
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.

Two Kenyan runners fail drug tests

December 15, 2014 - 1:46pm
Two Kenyan runners, Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo, have failed drug tests and been banned for two years, Athletics Kenya says.

Sandy Hook families sue rifle maker

December 15, 2014 - 1:32pm
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.

Rangers & Ashley accused of breach

December 15, 2014 - 1:28pm
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.

McIlroy wins BBC Sport NI 2014 award

December 15, 2014 - 12:57pm
Rory McIlroy is named BBC NI's Sport Personality of 2014 after a year which saw him win both the Open and US PGA title.

Syria rebels capture key Idlib bases

December 15, 2014 - 12:40pm
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.

Indonesia mudslip toll rises over 50

December 15, 2014 - 12:18pm
The death toll from a devastating landslide in Indonesia rises to at least 51, with dozens still missing.

Ferrari sign Gutierrez as reserve

December 15, 2014 - 12:15pm
Ferrari bring in Mexican in Esteban Gutierrez to be their test and reserve driver from next season.

Europe in 2014: Ghosts return

December 15, 2014 - 12:13pm
Gavin Hewitt on a year of headaches for Europe

Erdogan pours scorn on EU criticism

December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU criticism of recent mass arrests of journalists, urging the EU to "mind its own business".

Islamic State crisis: How Jalawla became a changed town

December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
How Iraq's Jalawla changed with ousting of Islamic State

Girl escapes dining room car crash

December 15, 2014 - 11:56am
A toddler is left pinned between a table and a wall when a stolen car being pursued by police crashes into her Salford home.

Jolie: US must lead against torture

December 15, 2014 - 11:53am
Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.

Rare northern white rhino dies in US

December 15, 2014 - 11:28am
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.

Russian rouble falls to new low

December 15, 2014 - 11:16am
The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.

Five boys held over man's murder

December 15, 2014 - 10:45am
Five boys aged between 13 and 14 are arrested on suspicion of murdering a 52-year-old man in north London, following a row believed to be linked to a party in a block of flats.

Sydney gunman identified as Iranian

December 15, 2014 - 10:20am
The gunman holding people hostage in a Sydney cafe has been identified as an Iranian refugee who was on bail facing a number of charges.