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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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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
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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