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Homicides 2014

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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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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
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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