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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
Community — St. Croix
Claire L. Roker Is Running for Delegate

May 30, 2007 - The Virgin Islands is my home and we the people can now make history if we, decide this time to write our own Constitution. When I think that we had four previous attempts to write our constitution before, I wonder what went wrong and why couldn’t this have been done before 2007. However, it is what it is and we should definitely take the opportunity to make this happen.
If I am given the opportunity to be one of the Delegates, I am certain that I will make a valuable contribution by focusing on issues and concerns that are most prevalent in shaping such an important document.
Having worked in both private and public sector, it has afforded me an opportunity to interact with Virgin Islanders on all levels. One of my basic goals will be to reach out and encourage our young Virgin Island voters to become actively involved in the development of a document that will determine our future. We need to define, who we are, and what we are, without alienating other individuals who have come to the Virgin Islands to make it their home.
My second goal as a delegate would be to work towards developing a document that facilitates changes in the current government structure that would increase excellent customer service to all deserving citizens. The document should incorporate more of our culture in our education system. We need to concentrate more on our Environment issues and have better Health Care. Last, but not least, give our Police Department more resources, materials and funds that will enable them to do a better job.
Claire L. Roker is my name, I am #17 on the ballot, dedicated, loyal and committed. My life here at home has afforded me the opportunity to be productive in many areas: Asst. Director of Tourism, Director of Tourism and Asst. Commissioner of Tourism, it has also given me the privilege to be involved with several organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Our Town Frederiksted, Frederiksted Economic Development Association, Women’s Coalition, Girl Scouts of America, American Cancer Society (St. Croix Chapter), VIPR Friendship Committee, Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, V.I. Tourism Council, St. Croix Cruzan Christmas Festival Organization, Miss America Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competition and thirty-five (35) years with Hal Jackson’s Virgin Islands Talented Teen a Scholarship Competition and many more community organization that I freely give of myself without cost.
It is very important for me to listen to the people about their needs, especially the young people who this document will affect the most. “MAYBE WE WILL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME”.
Contact, clroker@hotmail.com or call me at 340-513-9410, I am very reachable and knowledgeable.

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