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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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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