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V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

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2015-03-27 23:45:27
First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits to St. Thomas’ three energy and utility facilities.

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Chemical Poisoned Family Still in Stateside Hospitals

The four members of a vacationing Delaware family sickened by the apparent use of a pesticide containing methyl bromide at Sirenusa condominiums on St. John remain in stateside hospitals.

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2015-03-27 21:23:35
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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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