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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
Deaths — St. Croix
Ruth B. Joseph Dies at 87

 

Ruth B. Joseph of Prospect Avenue, N.Y., died on Dec. 17, at the Lincoln Hospital. She was 87 years old.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn E. Christian; granddaughters: Jacqueline, Shermaine and Kalia Fawkes; grandsons: Dave, Curneal, Ray and Craig Fawkes; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; nieces: Antonette Joseph and Fern McAlphin; nephews: Michael, Rudy and Francis Joseph; special cousin, Maude Roberts; god brother, David Benjamin; god sister, Marlene Henderson; god daughter, Barbara Vanterpool; adopted son, Mirle Gillead; special friends: Karen Bruce, Claudette McIntosh, Bojo Wells, Katie Medina and Ulita Jacobs; cousins: Cornelius, Arnold and Messer families; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Friedensberg Moravian Church. Interment will follow at the Frederiksted Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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