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NOAA Advises Mutton Snapper Seasonal Spawning Area to Close March 1

NOAA Fisheries reminds the public that commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited in federal waters of the mutton snapper spawning…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Bill

Angel Navarro was arrested Monday in an incident involving the passing of a counterfeit bill to a minor, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2015-02-26 00:55:30
Higher Income Ceiling Allows for Increase in Medicaid Recipients

For the first time, the United States Virgin Islands has established a local poverty level that will be used in determining income eligibility for the Medical Assistance Program (MAP).

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2015-02-25 14:52:29
USDA Commodities to Be Distributed by VIDE’s Special Nutrition Program

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) Special Nutrition Programs will distribute bonus USDA commodities to the needy as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), according to a press release from VIDE: This is the schedule for distributions:

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2015-02-24 18:09:53
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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