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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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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
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Students to Perform in ‘Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools’ at Fort Frederik

Students from the territory’s schools will be promenading on the grounds of Fort Frederik to quelbe, the official music of the Virgin Islands, during a “Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools”celebration scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Participating schools and youth groups will include Elena L. Christian Jr. High (ECJH), Pearl B. Larsen Elementary, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, Juanita Gardine Elementary and the Emancipation Dancers from St. Croix, and the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School FlamboCombo from St. Thomas.
 Melodious sounds will come from the instruments of the Quelbe Ambassadors and Stanleyand the Ten Sleepless Knights to keep the youthful performers in step with the traditional music of the islands.  Following the revival, the audience will get the chance to brush up on their dancing steps during a grand quadrille party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission for the entire celebration is only $5 for adults and $2 for students. 
For more information on Revival of Quadrille in Our Schools, contact ECJH Music Department Chairperson Valrica Bryson at 718-4445.

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