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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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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