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VIEDA and Subsidiaries Hold Governing Board Decision Meeting Oct. 24

The V.I. Economic Development Authority, along with its subsidiaries -- the Economic Development Commission and the Economic Development Bank, will…

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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Crucian Christmas Festival Children’s and Adult Parade Winners

Dr. Cora Christian at the Crucian Christmas Festival Adult Parade (Carol Buchanan photo).
Dr. Cora Christian at the Crucian Christmas Festival Adult Parade (Carol Buchanan photo).

All the dancing, tramping and marching are over once again, people are going back to work, and the judges have rendered their verdicts on the best, most creative and original parade troupes. Here's a rundown of this year's winners.

Children's Parade Winners:

Floupe -- (troupe and float over 75 members)
Winner -- Ricardo Richards

Troupe (under 75 members)
2nd runner up -- Alfredo Andrews
1st runner up -- UMB Kids
Winner -- Solid Elements

Individual Entry
1st Runner Up -- Laliah Phillips
Winner -- Alfredo Andrews 60th Birthday Cake

Majorettes
1st Runner Up -- Sparkle Lite Twirlers
Winner -- St. Croix Majorettes

Mocko Jumbies
Winner -- Ricardo Richards

Masquerades
Winner -- Elena Christian Jr. High

Steel Pan
1st Runner Up -- Lew Muckle Steel Orchestra
Winner -- Simbas Elena Christian Steel Orchestra

Adult Parade Winners:

Floupe (100-200 members)
Winner -- Gentleman of Jones

Floupe (under 100 members)
2nd Runner Up -- D'People's Band
1st Runner Up -- Prestige
Winner -- Waste Management

Troupe (201 members and up)
Winner -- Lockhart and Associates

Troupe (100-200 members)
Winner -- Simply Sophisticated

Troupe (under 100 members)
2nd Runner Up -- VI Bachanalis
1st Runner Up -- UMB United Caribbean Together
Winner -- J and J Fun Troupe


Visiting Entry
Winner -- Shaka Zulu


Majorette
1st Runner Up -- Sparkle Lite Twirlers
Winner -- St. Croix Majorettes

Visiting Majorette
Winner -- Sebastian Majorettes

Mocko Jumbies
Winner -- Guardian of Culture

Masquerade
Winner --West End Masqueraders

Steel Pan
Winner -- Superior Court Rising Stars

"The People’s Choice" song most played in J’ouvert
Kylo and the Stylee Band with "Pick it Up"

Road March Champions
Fusion Band with "We Want Jam"

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