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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
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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