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Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

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2016-07-23 00:46:43
Beach Advisory for July 18-22

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-07-22 23:08:05
Local government — St. Croix
Personnel, VIDOA and UVI Present Gardening Workshop

The Division of Personnel, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands’ Extension Services, has announced the summer sessions of “Planting Seeds of Health: An Introduction to Gardening.” The six-week workshop series guides participants through the process of growing healthy fruits and vegetables at home as part of a greater wellness initiative, according to a press release issued Monday by the Virgin Islands Division of Personnel
            Personnel Director Kenneth Hermon said, “This initiative, for employees of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is part of the Division’s Wellness Program, which has a mission of “Helping Employees Achieve Long Term Health.” 
Gardening workshops will be held in both districts, including: Tuesdays on St. Croix beginning June 5, and Wednesdays on St. Thomas beginning June 6.  The division intends to offer the workshops on St. John, as well; details will be announced once confirmed.

Any GVI employee who is interested in participating should complete a course registration form and contact the agency’s human resources (HR)/personnel office. The Course Registration Form can be found on the Division of Personnel’s Web site at www.dopusvi.org and registration ends on May 24. Additional workshop details are available at www.dopusvi.org and through the GVI agencies’ HR/personnel offices. For more information, please contact Jervon Ottley at 774-8588 ext. 5114.           

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