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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

Virgin Islands public school teachers and paraprofessionals may begin enrolling for a three credit course at the University of the…

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
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FirstBank Rewards St. Croix's Student 'Super Savers'

Dec. 21, 2006 - FirstBank's Students First program is sending a message to students: become a Super Saver and you will be rewarded. Launched in December 2003, Students First is an educational and practical saving program, initiated to share principles and concepts of saving and basic banking with all Virgin Islands students. To date, over 1,000 students have opened accounts and are reaping the benefits of saving.
FirstBank staff visit schools and conduct classroom presentations, after which students have the opportunity to open their own savings account with a minimum deposit of $5. Once enrolled in the program, kids gain automatic membership in the Students First Kids Club. This entitles the students to a membership card, special offers at participating V.I. businesses, invitations to special activities (movie days, bowling, putt-putt golf, Easter egg hunt) and bi-annual newsletters. Savings results are measured at the end of each year to decide which student saved the most on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
On Oct. 12, FirstBank took the opportunity to congratulate the St. Croix Super Savers, Argenis Bermudez, Shequanya Klyvert and Kiana Sheriff for their hard work and commitment to saving. Each student received a certificate of achievement and a $50 savings bond from FirstBank. Seemore the Sea Turtle, the official Kids Club mascot, presented the students with their certificates. He is a familiar face to the students, as he is often present at Kids Club events and a variety of cultural, and island events. His motto is "Saving is Fun!"
FirstBank will be expanding the Students First program to the public junior high and high schools during the 2006-2007 school year. It will be presented to all public schools in the U.S.V.I. as scheduling allows, and subsequently to private and parochial schools.

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