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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their…

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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Marie B. Payne Thurland Dies at 50

Marie B. Payne Thurland of Estate La Grande Princesse died on March 26, at the CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center. She was 50 years old.
She is survived by her spouse, George Thurland Sr.; father, Leno Claxton; daughter, Linnea Thurland; sons: George Thurland Jr. and Will Thurland II; in-laws: Will Thurland, Modesta Thurland, Gotfred Thurland Sr., Karen C. Thurland, Niels Thurland, Anne L. Thurland, Cuqui Cedeno, Johanna T. Ireland and Michael Barton; daughter-in-law, Shalimar Thurland; sisters: Pamela Cedeno, Heather Payne, Charlene Richardson, Clara Barton and Jacqueline Richardson; brothers: Robert Payne, Rudolph Payne and Kelvin Payne; and nieces: Cynthia Terry, Sylvia Horsford, Clarissa Horsford, Lashida Crosby, Lisa Horsford, Sandra Cedeno, Kelisha Payne, Symone Barton, Jasmine Payne, K'Mya Thurland, Vanessa Thurland, Karissa Thurland Perez and Melissa T. Rosario.
She is also survived by nephews: Robert Payne, Jr., Dezonie Payne, Nigel Horsford, Rayelle Payne, Malik Barton, Rineil Payne, Lyon Payne, Isaiah Desouza, Christian Barton, Chaquannie Payne, Brandon Hatcher II and Gotfred Thurland Jr; great nieces: Chyna Horsford, Shelly Terry and Kay'la Horsford; great nephews: Jahmir Harris, Joe Crosby and Joelen Crosby; aunt, Gloria Lake; uncles: Robert Taylor and Rudolph Williams; special friends: Joyce Horsford, Beulah Francois, Paul Horsford, Crefton Richardson, Ivy Henneman, Charles and Marion Barton, Andrea Jensen and Carmen Williams; cousins and other relatives: Deon Williams, Michael Simmonds, Nigel Williams, Cashey Williams, Morris Williams, Allister Williams, Agnita Hodge, Bernandine Lake, Samantha Sperry, Denise Frank and Iston Williams; as well as other relatives and rriends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery, Veterans Section.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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