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DOH to Host Annual Wheel-Out Event: Get Fit to Fight Diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and its community partners will host the 3rd…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
St. John business — St. Croix
Hovensa Awards Scholarships to Four Graduates

July 10, 2008 - Hovensa L.L.C. has awarded scholarship grants to four recent graduates of Virgin Islands high schools to study at a U.S. college or university of their choice. The recipients of the grants are:
· Monika M. Hendrickson, a graduate of the Educational Complex High School, who plans to study nursing at Florida International University
· Alexandra M. James, a graduate of the Educational Complex H.S., who plans to study engineering at North Carolina State University
· Taniya M. Laurencin, a graduate of St. Joseph H.S., who plans to study accounting and computer science at Seton Hall University
· Bianca M. Moscia-Harley, a graduate of Charlotte Amalie H.S., who plans to study arts and design at Ringling College of Arts and Design.

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The grants are for four years provided the students maintain good academic standing.
Vice President Alex Moorhead stated that in addition to these recent high school graduates, 21 V.I. residents who graduated from high school during the previous three years would receive scholarship grants from Hovensa for the 2008-2009 academic year. He stated that the company would issue grants totaling approximately $80,000 this year.

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