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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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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