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Early Voting Extended Until 8 p.m. Today

Friday, Oct. 31, is the last day for early voting, and early voting hours have been extended to 8 p.m

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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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Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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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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