VIPA Is Offering Eight Weeks of Fitness Classes Beginning Oct. 25

Attention, fitness fanatics. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is offering eight weeks of fitness classes from Oct. 25 through…

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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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Beach Advisory for October 17-21

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
Markoe School Plans Extravaganza: Hispanics United in the V.I.

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will present the annual Hispanics United in the Virgin Islands Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the gymnasium.

2016-10-22 02:43:36
Women's Coalition Holds Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

On Thursday more than 100 people continued the tradition, marching while holding candles in silence from the Frederiksted fish market to the Eliza McBean clock tower in Buddhoe Park. 

2016-10-21 21:45:47
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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