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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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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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Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to what scientists are predicting about Climate Change.

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2014-10-20 15:56:51
VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
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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