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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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Bureau of Corrections Progress Hearing Goes Well
V.I. Bureau of Corrections officials appeared for their quarterly status hearing for St. Thomas facilities on Friday, and Judge Judy Gomez said she was "heartened" by the progress.
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2016-08-31 23:01:32
Carlton Beach Cleanup Needs Volunteers

The old Carlton Hotel beach on the south shore of St. Croix has become a dumping ground for cars, trash and abandoned dogs, but residents and several government agencies plan a cleanup this weekend.

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2016-08-31 22:33:53
Zika Update: 50 More Cases Reported; Health Says Zika Action Day a Success

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory after confirming the same amount of cases last week. The number of cases went from 193 to 243.

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2016-08-31 22:03:29
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Legislature Appoints Former Sen. Stridiron Executive Director

Iver Stridiron
Iver Stridiron

The newly formed Democratic Party majority of the V.I. Legislature intends to appoint former Sen. Iver Stridiron to be executive director of the 30th Legislature, incoming Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone announced Friday.

Stridiron, an attorney who currently represents the V.I. Waste Management Authority, has himself served three terms as a V.I. legislator. In a statement, Malone said Stridiron brings a wealth of legal, political and management experience to the body.

"I gave this appointment most careful consideration and knew we required the kind of disciplined and experienced leadership embodied in attorney Stridiron," Malone said. "He also served as president of the 17th Legislature and is intimately familiar with its operations from all standpoints. We selected Mr. Stridiron to assist the leadership of the majority to bring about badly needed reforms to Legislature operations and improve overall accountability. His mission is clear and together we will work to institute policies that bring greater professionalism to the body. We can certainly benefit from his experience during this challenging period in Virgin Islands history."

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Stridiron was also V.I. attorney general during most of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's first term in office.
 

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