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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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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
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
Deaths — St. Croix
Glenford Elisia Gumbs Dies at 51

Glenford E. Gumbs
Glenford E. Gumbs

Glenford Elisia Gumbs, known as "Glen," of Catherine's Rest died on Aug. 9. He was 51 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Gumbs; daughter, Michele Gumbs; son, Michael Gumbs; sisters: Marva Gumbs Jennings and Amalie Sorton; brothers: Deweese "Bobby" and Russell Gumbs; nieces: Moneese, Shevonne, Janelle, Nyra and Syniaya Gumbs; and nephews: Deweese "Joshua," Joel "John," Rakeem and Oronde Gumbs. He is also survived by great nieces: Kiara Magras and Kayanese Brown; aunts: Joyce James, Jean Carty, Lillian Carty and Brenda Obiorah; uncle, Gregory Carty; cousins and other relatives: Barbara Warren, Lucia Illidge, Morgan, Grantly and the Richardson family, the O'gara family, the Webester family and the Seales family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Miracle Revival Deliverance Tabernacle, Beeston Hill. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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