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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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DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Schools — St. Croix
Ricardo Richards School's Moko Jumbies Win Cultural Awareness Award

Jan. 8, 2009 - Ricardo Richards Elementary School's moko jumbies have been chosen as the winners of the 2009 VI Cultural Education Awareness Award, according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Education's Division of Cultural Education.
"After almost 25 years, this award was revived to encourage cultural awareness and appreciation; to further the transmission of cultural knowledge and creativity; and to promote research of authentic elements about our cultural heritage," Division Director Glenn 'Kwabena" Davis said. "It further recognizes and honors entries in local parades and other cultural events for accurately and authentically promoting V.I./Caribbean culture."
The school's entry in the 2008-2009 Crucian Christmas Festival's Children's Parade met the judging criteria for the award which sought historical and cultural accuracy, relevance and presentation (appearance, performance/poise, creative authenticity, organization and evidence of research).
As the winner, the school will elect to participate in one of the upcoming activities: St. Thomas Carnival Children's Parade, St. John Festival Parade, or the Tortola Festival Parade. Travel expenses for a maximum of 30 persons, including chaperones, will be provided.
"We, at the Division of Cultural Education, congratulate the Ricardo Richards Elementary School on this distinction and thank all other entries for their participation. We look forward to continued support and participation in this very vital activity," Davis concluded.

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For more information contact Glenn Davis at 774-0100, ext. 8049 or 8050, or Gerard Emanuel on St. Croix at 773-1095, ext. 7115.

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