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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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Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to what scientists are predicting about Climate Change.

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2014-10-20 15:56:51
VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
Schools — St. Croix
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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