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DOH to Host Annual Wheel-Out Event: Get Fit to Fight Diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and its community partners will host the 3rd…

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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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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

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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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
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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