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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Family Resource Center Honors Peacemakers Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington

Attendees of the Family Resource Center’s Peacemaker gala were inspired by the long-term efforts of Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington to make the Virgin Islands a safer and more just place to live.

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2017-01-20 17:31:36
Deaths — St. Croix
Rita Soodeen Dies

 

Rita Soodeen of Hannah's Rest died on May 1 at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Soodeen; daughters: Nadia Spence, Helenese Desormeaux, Alana Soodeen, Rhomatina Soodeen, Carlista Soodeen and Robin Soodeen; sons: Keith Sedeno, Terrence Desormeaux Sr., Anthony Desormeaux, Horace Desormeaux, Ralph P. Soodeen and Michael Soodeen; and grandchildren: Rhonda Sedeno, Roderick Sedeno, Krystal Desormeaux, Terrence Desormeaux Jr., Ashley Desormeaux, Matthew Hallett, Kassandra Desormeaux, Priscilla Desormeaux, Myles Desormeaux, Alexis Spence, Joshan Spence, Khalida Desormeaux, Jalessa Desormeaux, Marcus Desormeaux, Keesha Desormeaux, Jada Desormeaux, Israel Soodeen, Victor White-Soodeen, Jayden White-Soodeen and Jaylen Soodeen.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Carissa Desormeaux, Mehki Hallett, Jaleel Thomas, Kenneth Thompson Jr., Skyy Bendolph, Noah Remy and Izayah Remy; daughter-in-law, Sjirl Desormeaux; son-in-law, Edwin Spence; brother, Hollis Hobson; niece, Sherri Ann Martinez; nephew, David Hobson; sister-in-law, Marjorie Hobson: special friends: Hamilton Ramos, Kathleen Matthew and Michelle Branch; cousins and other relatives: the Degazon family, McKenzie family, Cumbermack family, Sam family, Romo family, and Victor Rojes and Cheryl Sam; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Frederiksted Cemetery.
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