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V.I. Department of Education Celebrates American Education Week

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory joined national leaders Monday in kicking off American Education Week celebrations,…

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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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Unofficial Results Show Mapp is New Governor

Elections System officials posted by 10 p.m. that unofficial results showed gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Mapp had won the runoff with 15,268 votes to opponent Donna Christensen's 8,573.

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2014-11-18 23:09:00
UVI Board Approves School of Medicine Submission

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Monday approved materials to be submitted for accreditation of the proposed UVI School of Medicine.

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2014-11-18 09:37:03
Appeal Filed Against CZM’s Summers End Marina Decision

An appeal was filed Friday challenging the CZM permit approved in October to allow a 145-slip marina in Coral Bay, St. John, claiming the potential damage to the tourism economy is frightening.

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2014-11-17 23:47:55
Deaths — St. Croix
Verlie Vanessa Benjamin

Verlie Vanessa Benjamin, also known as "M-N-M," of Estate Concordia died on Dec. 3, at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
     She is survived by her father, James Benjamin; daughter, Vanessa Adams; sons: Kirk Benjamin and Kevon Benjamin; grandchildren: Reh' Nessa Adams (Mama) and Ceh' Nessa Douglas (Fatty Bom-Bom); sisters-in-law: Ester Walwyn and Antonite Walwyn; brothers: Greg Benjamin, Dr. Celvin Walwyn, Stedroy Walwyn and Eugeen Walwyn; nieces: Barbara Williams, Kemimona Williams, Tikisha Walwyn, Tonisha Walwyn and Tashana Walwyn; nephews: Clem Williams, Eugeen Walwyn Jr., Esmond Walwyn, Dr. Emron Walwyn, Calton Merchant and Ericson Walwyn; aunts: Priscilla Stanley, Nabria Hodge, Claudette Walwyn and Ivey Walwyn; uncles: Trevor Walwyn, Inel Walwyn, Pastor Spencer Walwyn and Clinton Walwyn; special cousin, Tony; special friends: Debra Boudureeitra, Dale Petrus, Wilfred James, Randy Haile Jr., Herbert Davis, Deniece Jackson, Marsha, Monica Brown, Kelah, Dave James, Gloria, Mizelle Bastian and Jennifer; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
     There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at the Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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