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V.I. State Teacher of the Year Honored at Government House Ceremony

Monique Mari Motta, the Virgin Islands 2016 State Teacher of the Year, was honored before family members, and education and government officials Thursday, Jan. 14, at Government House in Christiansted, St. Croix.

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VIPD of St. John Holds Officer Recognition Presentation

V.I. Police Department officers attached to the St. John-Leander Jurgen Command held their Quarterly Recognition Presentation, providing acknowledgement to those outstanding officers covering the period of October-- December 2015.
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Marcus Norkaitis Offered $300,000 Scholarship to Attend U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Marcus Norkaitis has been offered a four-year scholarship to the United States Coast Guard Academy (CGA). Norkaitis was one of over 2,200 students to have applied for an appointment to the CGA, one of five federal service academies. Norkaitis’ attends high school at the Peter Gruber I
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Local Student Completes NASA Internship

Fort Valley State University graduate Lucas LaPlace of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, completed an internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Stennis Space Center.
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Black Retail Action Group Awards Scholarship to St. Croix Resident

St. Croix resident Lynette Cassius, who is a junior at LIM College, has been named as a recipient of a 2015-2016 Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) scholarship. The scholarship winners were announced at BRAG’s 45th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Gala, which was held on Oct. 15.
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St. Croix Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Selects Monique Motta

Seventeen St. Croix public school teachers were lauded and bestowed with lavish gifts from their peers, school administrators and the Insular Superintendent’s Office for being chosen as their respective school’s teacher of the year during the District’s 2015 Teacher of the Year Awards
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Hall to Receive Thurgood Marshall Educational Leadership Award

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall will be honored with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Educational Leadership Award. He will be presented with the award at a gala in Washington, D.C., in November.
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USVI BIR Director Elected to Head Tax Administration Association

Marvin L. Pickering, director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, has been elected to serve as the president of the All Islands Tax Administrators Association (AITAA) for a one-year term.
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GHCDS Welcomes Kari Loya as New Head of School

Good Hope Country Day School welcomes new a new head of school, Kari Loya. Loya is an experienced educational administrator who has proven to be a person of great vision, openness and personal strength.
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Interior Appoints Basil Ottley Jr. as Insular Affairs Policy Director

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the selection of Basil Ottley Jr. to serve as the new policy director at the headquarters of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) in Washington, D.C. Ottl
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