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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
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St. Thomas All-Stars Dominate In Little League Baseball Openers

St. Thomas ace Kalroy Brannigan struck out nine in a no-hitter.

The St. Thomas 9-10 and 11-12 All-Stars left the Renholt Jackson Ballpark in Estate Whim looking like world beaters after both teams destroyed their St. Croix rivals Friday by way of the ten-run mercy rule. Both of the St. Thomas teams got dominating pitching performances from their starters as the Cruzan boys did not get one base hit in the two games combined.

 

9-10 League: Elrod Hendricks East, 20, Elmo Plaskett East, 0

The St. Thomas 9-10 All Stars, representing the Elrod Hendricks Little League East and led by pitching ace Mykal Thompson, came out on fire in Saturday’s opening contest. After scoring just one run in the first inning, the St. Thomas squad exploded for nine runs in the second inning to take an insurmountable 10-0 lead, and the rout was on. They went on to plate three runs in the third and eight in the top of the fourth to close out the scoring for the game at 21-0.

Thomas got the win on the hill for St. Thomas, while Juan Aponte got the loss for St. Croix. Top batters for the winners were Jelbosio Selana (2 for 3 with four RBI), Claudiaus Abraham (2 for 4 with two RBIs) and Mykal Martin (2 for 4).

 

11-12 League: Elrod Hendricks West, 13, Elmo Plaskett West, 1

The nightcap contested in the 11-12 division showcased yet another excellent pitching performance by a St. Thomas hurler. Kalroy Brannigan, of the Elrod Hendricks West Little League 11-12 All-stars, struck out eight of the first nine batters he faced on his way to a 13-1 no-hitter. He ended up with nine strikeouts total in four and two-thirds innings of work. Elmo Plaskett Little League West’s Deon Brow got the loss on the mound for St. Croix.

It was St. Thomas with 13 runs on 14 hits while St. Croix managed an unearned run. Top batters for St. Thomas were Jahmal Simmons (3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs), Elerary Rosario (4 for 4 with two RBIs), and Jashimo Hanley was (3 for 4).
 

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