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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

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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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CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed to its governing board or territorial board for review, according to the CMS report.

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2014-09-21 02:09:30
Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
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McDonald's in Orange Grove Still Closed For Health Code Violations

The McDonald's restaurant in Orange Grove remained closed Wednesday following a V.I. Health Department inspection to correct food code violations.
After receiving several complaints, the department inspected the restaurant late Monday, according to a Health Department statement. The inspector found violations of the health code and ordered the restaurant closed.
“Once an establishment is closed, a follow-up inspection is agreed upon with the Department, and the establishment is allowed to reopen once compliance is met,” Health Commissioner Julia Sheen said in the department's statement. That follow-up inspection was conducted Wednesday, but the restaurant did not meet compliance and remained closed. A third inspection has been scheduled, and the restaurant can possibly reopen as early as Thursday, Sheen said.
The nature of the violation or violations was not mentioned in the announcement.
Environmental Health Division staff routinely inspects restaurants as part of the department’s mission to protect the public’s health. Sheen said that depending on the severity of the violations, businesses can be cited or shut down for violations that can range from unsanitary conditions and a lack of refrigeration for frozen goods to employees working without a food worker’s permit from the Health Department.

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