March 29, 2017 2:51 pm Last modified: 2:31 pm

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Centennial Song Balances Conflict of History and Emotion

For multi-faceted local musician Gylchris Sprauve, creating a song that commemorated this year’s Centennial Transfer Day while still honoring the complex nature of the territory’s move from Danish to U.S. ownership was a “mixed bag of emotion.”
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A Taste of St. Croix and Food and Wine Experience Events Start Next Week

Since 2001, when restaurateurs Kelly Odum and Katherine Pugliese started A Taste of St. Croix to showcase the island’s cuisine, the event has expanded to a week of events along with the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience.
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Danish Moravians Apologize For Slavery

The Moravian Church in Denmark and several Danish citizens have released a statement apologizing for the atrocities of slavery in the Virgin Islands, as its former territory marks one hundred years under the American flag. Denmark however has not apologized.
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St. Croix Schools Close Early Tuesday, Thursday; All Schools Closed Friday

St. Croix elementary schools will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 28 for monthly job-embedded professional development for teachers. Junior high schools and high schools on St. Croix will have their turn Thursday March 30.
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St. John’s Centennial Events Shift Focus to Cruz Bay’s Founding

The 250th anniversary of the founding of Cruz Bay was the milestone being celebrated at a block party hosted by the V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission in Franklin Powell Park on Sunday.
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Island Expression: Advanced Art Students Design Flags for USVI

In celebration of the U.S. Virgin Islands centennial, advanced art students in public and private schools were challenged to design flags for a centennial exhibit at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.
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Jury Convicts Saldana of Wife’s Murder

Former police captain Enrique Saldana was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Friday night, minutes after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.
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St. Croix Schools Celebrate V.I. Culture and Transfer Centennial

St. Croix’s culture bearers and musicians joined students as they celebrated the tradition and history of the Virgin Islands during March.
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Schneider Performs Territory’s First Cleft Palate Repair

A team of clinicians at Schneider Regional Medical Center, led by Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, has performed the first ever cleft palate repair in the Virgin Islands, the hospital announced Friday.
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Lawrence Griffith

Former Police Chief and Deputy Police Commissioner Lawrence Griffith remembered as ‘Cop’s Cop’

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for former Police Chief Lawrence A. Griffith, Sr. The services will be preceded by a public viewing at the VIPD Richard N. Callwood Command on Friday evening.
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