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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
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
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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Military News of Virgin Islanders for December

Editor's note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months' files in this section. Please e-mail information about yourself or any family member serving in these regards to visource@gmail.com. Provide the individual's full name, age, rank, service branch or organization, home island, immediate family members in the Virgin Islands, brief description of education and training, and, if possible, a description of where the person is based or has been deployed. Please limit the information to about 200 words. We welcome photos.
 
Air Force Staff Sgt. Wade E. Mcfarlande/St. Croix

Dec. 14, 2010 (Joint Hometown News Service) - Air Force Staff Sgt. Wade E. Mcfarlande has deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
     Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along with active duty members to support the war against global terrorism.  Mission objectives encompass combating the international terrorist network or regime forces outside the borders of the United States.  U.S. troops serve in South and Southwest Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, islands in the Pacific and other countries.
    Mcfarlande, a crew chief with six years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.
    He is the son of Aretha Mcfarlande of Mount Pleasant St., Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands, and father of Wade A. Mcfarlande III of N. Moody Drive, Ray City, Ga.

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    The staff sergeant is a 2004 graduate of the St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Frederiksted.

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