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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
People — St. Croix
IRIS EMELDA BATTISTE DEAD AT 68

Iris Emelda Richards Battiste of Hamilton Jackson Terrace died Thursday, Oct. 19 at Juan F. Luis Hospital. She was 68.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. A viewing will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
Mrs. Battiste is survived by her husband, Austin Ecedro Battiste; daughters, Lorna Jackson, Yvonne Pogson, Winifred Lawrence, Rena Battiste, Marie Battiste, Yvette Bermudez and Maureen Battiste; sons, Rhudel Lawrence Sr., and Austin Battiste Jr.; mother-in-law, Antoinette Michael; father-in-law, Adolph Battiste Sr.; grandchildren, Marzell, Ezekiel and Elijah Johnson, Sherilyn, Shermaine, Yolander, Ronald and LeVar Pogson, Everlyn Beckles, Barbara, Rhudel Jr. and Kenneth Lawrence, Iris Battiste, George and Michael Parrish, Vernon Jr. and Cassandra Brittan and Antonio Bermudez.
She is also survived by sons-in-law, Marzell Johnson Jr., Ronald Pogson Sr., Roy E. Beckles, Vernon Brittan Sr., and Luis F. Bermudez; sister-in-law, Jean Battiste; brothers-in-law, Alric Battiste, Adolph Battiste Jr., and Robert Lee Brow; daughters-in-law, Lynn Lawrence and Joanne Greenidge; great-grandchildren, Deshaun Schneider and Little Ezekiel; and numerous relatives and friends.

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