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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the…

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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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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the FirstBank branch in Christiansted, St. Croix.

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2014-11-01 03:12:13
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
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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