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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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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
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
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Winifred O’Reilly Dies at 93

 

Winifred O’Reilly
Winifred O’Reilly

The family of the late Winifred O’Reilly is saddened to announce her passing on Sept. 29, 2013. She was born on May 21, 1920.
She was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Patricia “Patty Ann.” She is survived by her sons: Brian, John and Stephanus; stepson, Sean O’Reilly; grandchildren: Brain II, Cinnamon, Candice, Stephen, Brandon, Blaire and Stephanie; great-grandchildren: Khalil and Rashad; stepsisters: Louise O’Reilly and Doris Williams; and daughters-in-law: Nellie, Arleen and Ireene.
She is also survived by nieces: Barbara Venetis, Sylvia Gibbs, Sandra O’Reilly, Coreen Hughes, Yvonne Tyson (Fla.) and Ethlyn Tyson (England); nephews: Roland James (Texas), Howard Daniels (Col.), Tony Tyson (Fla.), Craig James (Texas) and Ray Pemberton; godchild, Sherraine Venetis; special friends: Millie DeChabert, Andrea Stephenson, “Aunt” Leona Watson and Gladys Rohlsen; special families: the Smiths, Gordons and Messers of Newton, the Bradys, Benjamins, Bogans, Maccows, Ortizes, Simmondses, McIntoshes, Felixes and Lindseys of Mon-Bijou.
Special thank you to Pastor Vessup and his wife, and the Richmond Senior Center -- in particular, Evelyn Frazer.
Winifred was a loving, kind and gentle soul who touched many people. She will be sorely missed.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 90A Upper Love. Interment will be at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Professional Funeral Services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
Located at 6 AA La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, VI 00820; Telephone: 718-8663/Fax: 718-8661

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