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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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DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Deaths — St. Croix
Violet Francis Dead at 92

Violet Francois of Estate Whim died on Oct. 10. She was 92 years old.
She is survived by her spouse, Joseph Francois; daughters: Beryl Doward and Myrtle Green; stepdaughter, Nora Brown; son, Melvin A. Petersen; sister, Eldra Canton; brothers: Iver Eric Abramson and Rupert A. Abramson Sr.; sister-in-law, Juanita Abramson; daughter-in-law, Mildred Petersen; son-in-law, C.D. Brown; nieces: Caprice Abramson and Bernetta Abramson; nephews: Marc Abramson and Rupert Abramson Jr.; and grandchildren: Michael Boutte Sr. and Howard Boutte, Dwayne Doward, Dameon Doward, Maureen Petersen House, Marleen Petersen, Maisie Cain, Valerie Atkinson, Melanie Petersen, Melvin Petersen Jr., Linda Dewar, Sandra Rollins, Pamela Lewis, Marcia Roberts, Natasha Francois, Adriana Newton and Christiane Brown.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Michael Boutte Jr., Elizabeth Boutte, Marilyn Walton, Jonathan Boutte, Nichelle Boutte, Tanya Doward, Bianca Doward, Tenisha Doward, Johonathon Doward, Amani Doward, Amaya Doward, Jermande Doward, Milton Doward, Masoud House, Malik House, Crystal Cain, Dericia and Desaric Walwyn, Jamal, Jasmin and Jerica Atkinson, Jamar Petersen, Nekia and Shauna Roberts, Kyle and Kaiya Lewis, Randy Rollins, Marc and Venus Greene, and Siobhan Donawa; and great-great grandchildren: Devon Atkinson, Madison Grant, Marvell and Michelle Rollins, Maalak Edwards and Phoenix Walton; many cousins and friends too numerous to mention but not forgotten; special mention of her caregivers and friends: Lydell Parris Shaw and Carmen Sweeney.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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