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GERS Suspends Divisions for Remainder of Wednesday

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) has suspended its services in the loans and member services divisions at its St.…

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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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Jails Locked Down as Prisoner Transfer Commences

The Bureau of Corrections unexpectedly transferred 78 prisoners to stateside facilities Tuesday morning and more transfers may be in the works, citing an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.

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2014-09-30 17:07:39
Undercurrents: UVI Researchers Mine for Riches in the Strangest Places

In UVI's Caribbean Green Technology Center, student researchers are employing new methods to generate bio-fuels from materials as diverse and mundane as leftover cooking grease and algae.

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2014-09-30 00:38:12
Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

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2014-09-30 00:28:24
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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