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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
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Rhys Hodge Tapped for Presiding Judge Position

June 26, 2006 - Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has named Judge Rhys S. Hodge to replace retiring Presiding Judge of the Superior Court Maria M. Cabret.
Cabret, who retires June 30, has served as judge of the Territorial Court for 12 years - and as presiding judge for seven.
She was the first woman, the first Hispanic and the first Crucian to serve as presiding judge of the then-Territorial Court. She replaced Judge Verne Hodge when he retired after 23 years on the bench - 20 of them as presiding judge.
In her letter to the governor, Cabret said, "It was an honor and a pleasure to work with a cadre of fine jurists, and with a competent, devoted, professional and caring court staff, who on a daily basis, work tirelessly to advance the quality of justice in our community," according to a release from Government House.
Turnbull thanked Cabret on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, saying that Cabret had displayed "the dedication, wisdom, insight and judicial temperament required for judicial appointees."

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Hodge, who will take over as presiding judge on July 1, was the first naturalized citizen to be appointed to the Territorial Court bench. A native of Anguilla, Hodge was appointed to the bench in 2000. Hodge is a past president of the V.I. Bar Association and a member of the National Bar Association.

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