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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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DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

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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
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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