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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 October 17-21

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:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
Markoe School Plans Extravaganza: Hispanics United in the V.I.

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will present the annual Hispanics United in the Virgin Islands Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the gymnasium.

2016-10-22 02:43:36
Women's Coalition Holds Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

On Thursday more than 100 people continued the tradition, marching while holding candles in silence from the Frederiksted fish market to the Eliza McBean clock tower in Buddhoe Park. 

2016-10-21 21:45:47
Deaths — St. Croix
LaVerne King-Donadelle Dies in New York


LaVerne King-Donadelle
LaVerne King-Donadelle

LaVerne King-Donadelle of Tamrind Estate died in New York on Jan. 15. She was 60 years old.
She is survived by her children: Aretha Ottley-Pedro, Karise Donadelle- Pedro, Verne Donadelle and Danice Donadelle; mother, Elmira Williams-King; brothers: Dr. Rubio King, Mario King and Clarence King Sr.; sisters: Berenice King-Lambert, Ianthe King-Baptiste, Aileen King-Desborne and Norma King-Crigger; brothers-in-law: Riel Baptiste, Ashley, Cornell, Astor, Wayne and Wilton Donadelle; sisters-in-law: Mary King, Shirley King, Doretta Pitt, Norida, Rizta, Janicia, Yvette, Florencia, Alexis and Alicia Donadelle; sons-in-law: Elvis Pedro and Ezekel Pedro; and grandchildren: Destani Jones, Indiah and Lah’Che Williams, K’Myah and Kinayh Donadelle, Anique Pedro, JLin Frederick-Donadelle and Ameera Moe-Donadelle.
She is also survived by nieces: Bernice King-Campbell, Juliet King, Alvin Raymond, Beverly Gordon, Joseph Lambert, Michelle Farrington, Tiffany King, Sandra and Laura Delapaz, Debra, Roy and Denise Baptiste; godchildren: Sheku Turbe, Troy Edney, Sherri Lynch, Sedasha Harris and Linroy “Pappy” Ford Jr.; special friends: Debra Evans, Glennwood Brown, Doreen Jackson, Alicia Joseph, Brenda Bastian, Clarence Ottley II, Wilma Jerimiah, Gertrude Jones, Lydia Japal, Helen Joseph, Joan Penn, John Bell Jr., Patricia Blackman, Ester Jeffers, Sonia Joseph, Victor Plaskett Sr., Ruth Lynch, Ada Brooks, Rosita Nicholsen, Keith Donadelle Sr.; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The family requests that those in attendance wear shades of blue.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Speak the World Ministries, Peter’s Rest. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
Professional Funeral Services Entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc. Located at 6AA La Grande Princesse Telephone: 718-8663 Fax: 718-8661

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