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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
Local government — St. Croix
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Available at Public Elementary Schools

 The Department of Education has announced the availability of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2012-2013. Administrators of public elementary schools in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts are encouraged to apply for participation in the $28,113 funded program, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Education.
“Through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program children at participating schools will receive a variety of free, fresh fruits and vegetables at specified times during the school day,” said Angela Frett, state director of Special Nutrition Programs. “It’s an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to children as healthy snack options.”
Applications may be picked up on St. Thomas at the Special Nutrition Programs Office located at the bottom of Polyberg Hill in the former J. Antonio Jarvis Annex School or on St. Croix at the Department of Education’s Main Complex located at 2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted. Applications may also be requested by e-mail. Completed applications are due in the Special Nutrition Programs offices no later than Wednesday, Oct. 31.
For more information on the program, contact Belinda Sanderson at 774-0100 ext. 2816 on St. Thomas or Janice Thomas at 773-1095 ext. 7082 on St. Croix.

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