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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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
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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