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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their…

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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
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Donald De Altier Pickard Dead at 74

March 19, 2009 - Donald De Altier Pickard of Rose Gates died on March 13. He was 74 years old.
He is survived by his wife, former Senator Mary Ann Pickard; daughters: former Senator Norma De Altier Pickard-Samuel, Donna De Altier Pickard and Myrna De Altier Pickard; sons: Donald De Altier Pickard II and Ronald De Altier Pickard; daughter-in-law: Deborah James-Pickard; son-in-law: Gilbert L. Samuel; granddaughters: Diana, Damaris, Deja and Danae Pickard, Za-Marilyn and Za Lysha Davis, Tiniqua Knowles, Confé and Alexandra Burgos; grandsons: Wilbur H. Francis Jr., Iba-Kevin Popo, De-Shawn O. Samuel, Donald Pickard III, Ishmael D. Pickard Burgos and Rubio D. Pickard; and great-grandchild, Zaneé B. Francis. He is also survived by aunt, Claudia Willocks; uncle, Wilfred Alfredo Cruz; Lewis; other relatives and special friends: Laverne Shulterbrandt, Ike Bracy, Kenneth and Greg Schuster, Bert Nico, Dr. Olaf Hendricks, Louis Willis, Roy Rodgers, Reuben Roebuck, Dr. Arakere Prasad, the Altier/Scanlan clan, Kaffi Miller, Josephine Ruiz, Sen. Michael Thurland and Ralphael Pieters, Wilmot Dennis, Bobby Hendricks and family; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The family request that those in attendance wear bright colors.
A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 23, at St. John's Episcopal Church. Interment follows at Christiansted Cemetery.
Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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