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Fish and Wildlife Announces Seasonal Closures for Certain Fish Species

The annual seasonal closure of vermilion, black, silk and back fin snapper to fishing will begin on Oct. 1 and…

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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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Crucian Team Attends Caribbean Culinary Conference in Barbados

Crucian competitors Kaylisha Jerris, Makayla Peterson and team captain Britany Stanislas attended the annual invitation-only Barbados Caribbean Junior Dueling Challenge and Culinary Conference.

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2014-08-27 13:18:32
Awards Dinner Recognizes Five Women Trailblazers

The V.I. Restore Hope Organization will host an Awards Recognition and Dinner, which will honor five Trailblazer Women from St. Croix who have greatly contributed to life in the Virgin Islands.

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2014-08-27 13:11:31
Miss Virgin Islands Competes for Miss America Title in Atlantic City

Ashley Gabriel, a 20-year-old who resides on St. Thomas, will be competing for the title of Miss America in a live broadcast to be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, on ABC.

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2014-08-27 12:20:39
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Rodney Miller's Sentence Is Too Lenient

Dear Source:
This sentencing is typical of what is wrong in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Miller gets probation because the judge felt that he made improvements to the hospital system after lying about his past. Although, he seems to have forgotten that Mr. Miller not only allegedly embezzled taxpayers' money, but also endangered the lives of patients by not providing the funds needed for care such as chemotherapy. This sentencing sends the wrong message to those who may think about falsifying documents about their past or qualifications, especially when they have a long history of lying, cheating and stealing. We in the VI get exactly what we deserve when we send this kind of a message. Could it be that we are just that ignorant?

Dr. Jira Coumarbatch
Detroit, Michigan

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