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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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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)

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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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