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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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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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Crime Stoppers: Come Forward with What You Know

Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not see a significant reduction in crime until everyone comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.

St. Croix: On Jan. 11, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Building 43 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. The police found two gunshot victims, both 29 years of age. Sylvester Hodge of the Aureo Diaz Heights Housing Community and Michael Javois of Estate Mon Bijou were later pronounced dead at Juan F. Luis Hospital. Police need your help to identify whoever is responsible for these killings. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500.

St. John: Police are requesting the assistance of the community in identifying whoever has broken into several vehicles in the Annaberg area. These break-ins have occurred during the day time and personal items have been stolen. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the thieves. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered.

St. Thomas: On March 18 at 2:25 a.m., a man, in the Coki Point area was stabbed multiple times in his upper body. The man, who was unable to talk, was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Tell us what you know about this stabbing so police can identify and arrest the perpetrator(s). The minimum cash reward for an arrest is $900.

You are making a difference. Let’s continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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