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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

Virgin Islands public school teachers and paraprofessionals may begin enrolling for a three credit course at the University of the…

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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
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
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APPLY ONLINE SATURDAY FOR AIRPORT SCREENER JOBS

Aug. 15, 2002 - If you're interested in working as an airport screener with the federal Transportation Security Administration, you can submit an application on Saturday at either of the Education Department's Curriculum Centers -- on St. Thomas and on St. Croix -- between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Delegate Donna M. Christensen said in a news release that her staff will be on hand to help people navigate the computerized on-line application process. She said she arranged for the centers to serve as application sites because, initially, all V.I. applicants had to apply on St. Thomas. Applying for the job is the first step in a lengthy process.
Screeners now employed at the airports are encouraged to apply for these jobs, a TSA official said in July. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, speak English, hold a high school or general equivalency diploma, pass hearing and visual tests, and able to lift suitcases. A relevant background, which could include military experience, will be a plus.
As things now stand, testing for the territory's security screener jobs still will be done only on St. Thomas. However, Christensen said she is working with TSA officials to provide for testing on St. Croix, too.
The TSA announced in July that it expects to hire 140 baggage and passenger screeners at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and 130 at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.

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The St. Croix airport currently has 14 screeners and three supervisors; the St. Thomas facility has 31 screeners and three supervisors. All work for Worldwide Flight Services Inc., which holds contracts with the airlines for the service.
The federal jobs are to start by the Nov. 19 deadline set by President Bush when he signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law on Nov. 19, 2001. The law shifts responsibility for airport screening from private companies to the federal government.
The TSA is recruiting people for these full- and part-time positions at 429 airports across the country. The jobs pay $23,600 to $35,400, depending on experience. Additionally, workers get what the federal government calls "locality pay" and federal government benefits.
Anyone wishing to apply for a position who is unable to make it to a Curriculum Center on Saturday should visit the Transportation Security Administration Web site or call toll-free (888) 328-6172 .

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