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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
Deaths — St. Croix
Funeral Service is Monday for George W. Williams Sr.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday for George W. Williams Sr., 77, who died Friday, Oct. 8. A viewing at 10 a.m. will directly precede the service. Both will be held at the Hope Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Williams is survived by his spouse, Leatha Williams Foster, daughters Delita Williams Jacobs, Annette Williams Jacobs, Shirlene Williams Taylor, Corine Williams, George Williams Jr. ; grandchildren Ife Jacobs, Isoke Jacobs, Layla Jacobs, Jollivette Jacobs, Richards, Jelani Jacobs, Jamil Newton, Cleo Taylor, Kwame, Kasim and Gyasi Williams; great grandchildren Jahnait Harris, Jahmil Harris, Salihah Webb, Jelani Jacobs Jr. and Prince Zakai Jacobs; nieces Latoya Benjamin, Leah Benjamin, Nicole Christian, Debby Williams, Loleen Christian, Leila Benjamin, Lezlie Phillip, Lorna Elcock and Rhea Elcock; special nephews Elroy Edwards, Errol Richards Jr. Ejna Edwards, Dennis Peter and Lionel Benjamin; daughter-in-saw Kenya DeJesus, sons-in-law Ira Jacobs Jr. and Darwin Richards; sister-in-law Mary Foster, special friends Myrtle and Clarence Gaskin, Ruthlin Sexius; special cousin Sonia Macavoy; cousin Sonia Martin and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Williams was surrounded by family when he died at his home in Estate Sion Farm on St. Croix.
Internment will take place at Kingshill Cemetery.
Arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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