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Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch…

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Central High Closed Thursday and Friday

St. Croix Central High School will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to an equipment failure that has affected electricity in major portions of the school, according to the Education Department.

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2016-05-25 22:40:55
JFL Hospital Bypassed Board for Questionable Bonuses

Recently ousted JFL Hospital CEO Ken Okolo and the current CFO received bonuses of $25,000 and $15,000 without approval by the hospital's governing board, hospital officials told senators Tuesday.

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2016-05-25 10:02:19
The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
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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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