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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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Police Arrest Three in Operation Clean Sweep

Police arrested three men on warrants, detained a 17-year-old and issued wanted posters for three other suspects Friday in what it called Operation Clean Sweep.

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2016-09-30 23:47:28
Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday morning arrested 56-year-old Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin of Christiansted and charged him with first-degree rape.

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2016-09-30 23:17:54
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
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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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