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Early Voting Extended Until 8 p.m. Today

Friday, Oct. 31, is the last day for early voting, and early voting hours have been extended to 8 p.m

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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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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
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
Deaths — St. Croix
James Orlando Gaston Dies in Puerto Rico

 

James Orlando Gaston
James Orlando Gaston

James Orlando Gaston, Jr. also known as "Ice," of Estate Glynn died on Oct. 4, at the Hima Hospital in Puerto Rico. He was 25 years old.
     He is survived by his mother, Florentina Figueroa-Wyant; father, James O. Gaston; grandparents: Jean Figueroa and Lois Wyant; stepfather, David Wyant; stepmother, Messelina Gaston; sisters: Divana Wyant, Kliphtina L. Gaston, Jamaelise J.F Gaston, Messelina F. Gaston II and Jacquelyne K. Gaston; frothers: Teneskey Mombelly Jr., Haniph E. Gaston and James O. Gaston II; aunts: Maude Figueroa-Gaston, Julia Figueroa Rawlins Orosia Figueroa, MaryJane Gaston, Andrea Gaston, Theodora Gaston and Ester Gaston; uncles: Andres Figueroa Jr., Joseph A. Figueroa, Roger Gaston Sr., Bernard Gaston and Geoffrey Gaston; uncles-in-law: Reginald Antoine Sr. and Damian Daniel; and great aunt, Orosia Figueroa-Hernandez;
He is also survived by cousins: Ishanda E Gaston-Nanton, Leone Duboulay, Jessica E. Gaston, Erica Henry, Roger A. Gaston Jr., Delvin Henry, Andre E. Gaston, Maria Felix, Mark Jenkins Jr., Rona Simmonds, Mike Jenkins, Renesia Petrus, Jean V. Jenkins, Keinesia Godwin, Gina P. Rawlins, Ginette P. Rawlins, Andres Figueroa II, Joshua Figueroa, Keenan Jarvis, Shawn Jarvis, Neishali Perez, Carmen Felix, Jose Ayala, Manuel Ayala, Gabriel Ayala, Maraline Ayala, Daysa Ayala, Melga Gaston, Vanesta Gaston, Shanika Gaston, Michale Nestor, Jamaul Henry, Rheanne Martin, Er heion Martin, Ri Honna Simmonds, Alejandro Felix, Carmela Ayala, America Perez, Mariluz Felix, Alejandro Ayala, Evangelista Ayala, Thalia Ayala, Joslyn Ayala, Neishali Perez, Victor Perez, Shane Gaston and Bernadette Nestor;
Other survivors include great cousins: Jah'Coi Gaston, Darren A. Kelly Jr. and Nariqua O. Figueroa; special friends: Roosevelt L. Rawlins, Darren Kelly Sr., Miriam and Franklyn Schuster, Beverly Rivera, David Roberts, Mark Jenkins Sr., Lloyd Jarvis and Julian Charles; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous mention.
The family requests that those attending the  services wear festive colors.
     There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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