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Early Voting Extended Until 8 p.m. Today

Friday, Oct. 31, is the last day for early voting, and early voting hours have been extended to 8 p.m

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
Deaths — St. Croix
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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