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A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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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 September 19-23

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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2016-09-24 15:52:50
Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

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2016-09-23 14:39:03
Potentially Invasive Sea Grass Found in Christiansted Harbor
Halophila stipulacea, a potentially invasive sea grass, was found in the waters around St. Thomas and St. John in 2014 but, until this week, its presence has not been confirmed on St. Croix.
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2016-09-22 22:26:12
Organizations — St. Croix
CFVI Directory of Charitable Organizations for 2014-2015 Now Available Online

For a territory of its size, the Virgin Islands has an impressive number of organizations that serve the community, not for financial gain but as a public service — almost 300. And every two years, through the generosity of donors Bart Kavanaugh and Betty Saks, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) publishes a comprehensive directory of community-oriented organizations.
“At the Community Foundation, we see one of our main roles as uniting and supporting other charitable organizations in the Virgin Islands,” explains CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. “The Community Organizations Directory is a comprehensive display of the number of people in the territory who are dedicated to increasing opportunity and quality of life for all.”
Now in its fifth edition, the community directory was first published in 2004. The idea originated when Kavanaugh and Saks started a fund at CFVI for the purpose of strengthening the non-profit community and promoting philanthropy in the U.S.V.I. In a needs assessment within the non-profit world, agency leaders expressed the desire to have a directory of existing non-profit organizations to aid in referrals, networking and increased public awareness of available services. The directory is a free resource for non-profit professionals as well as dedicated citizens looking for avenues to give back and for residents seeking potential modes of assistance. It is available online at www.cfvi.net, and the print version will be available in early March. The online version is constantly updated; suggested revisions or additions can be sent to general.info@cfvi.net or faxed to 774-3852. For the first time, the directory is also available via QR code for those with smart devices and QR reader capability.

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For almost 25 years, the CFVI has been bringing positive changes in the territory through programs committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer board of directors composed of local community leaders, CFVI is the leading advocate and supporter of programs that give children the best starts possible while ensuring opportunity and sustainability for the V.I. community in the future. The foundation operates or funds close to 50 community programs including The Family Connection, Kids Count, scholarships, teacher grants, emergency grants to families and elderly residents of the V.I. CFVI is a registered non-profit entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.
 

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