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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. ... Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

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2017-01-22 22:08:05
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Community - Miscellaneous — St. Croix
Government Gives an Overview of Medicare Since Affordable Care Act Began

Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. Virgin Islands have saved $6,487,508 on prescription drugs since 2010.  Also, 11,152 Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. Virgin Islands utilized free preventive services in 2016.

Read entire articleJan 18 2017 - 11:52pm
VING Bids Farewell to CSM English-Edwards After 40 Years of Military Service

Adjutant General for the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) Brigadier General (VI) Deborah Y. Howell will host a retirement ceremony for her State Command Sgt. Maj. Delores English-Edwards after 40 years of military service. The event will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13.

Read entire articleJan 12 2017 - 9:52pm
JFL Holds World Prematurity Day Purple Parade and Family Reunion

Former graduates of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s (JFL) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), their families, supporters and JFL staffers paraded from Wendy’s to the hospital Sunday to mark the start of Prematurity Awareness week.

Read entire articleNov 18 2016 - 2:28am
Governor Opens V.I./P.R. Friendship Village

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed one and all to the opening of the Virgin-Islands/Puerto Rico Friendship Village on Friday, Oct. 7. The village festivities continue to build on the Hispanic Heritage Month theme, “The New Generation Continuing the Tradition.”

Read entire articleOct 10 2016 - 6:38am
JFL Deploys Pediatric Wagons

Children who have to stay overnight at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) will now have a new way to get around the hospital. JFL deployed a fleet of four red wagons this week to different areas of the medical center that will serve pediatric patients.

Read entire articleApr 29 2016 - 3:24pm
V.I. Soldiers Return Home From Afghanistan

On Wednesday, Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) soldiers, members of the 661st Military Police Detachment, came home. They had been deployed to Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan in early December 2014.

Read entire articleJun 4 2015 - 7:23am
Five Companies Sign Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Visit

 U.S. Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, increased the number of businesses publicly supporting service members of the Guard and Reserve during the Dale Earnhardt Jr. high school visit on Dec. 17 at the St. Croix Educational Complex.

Read entire articleJan 2 2014 - 1:17am
Army Reserve Major Promoted by Navy Admiral for Second Time

 St. Croix is a relatively tiny island in the Virgin Islands. The beauty of this island is renowned, with people from around the world traveling many miles to witness this beauty firsthand. With so much beauty being a birthright for Crucians, it can be hard to believe that anyone would want to leave behind this island home.

Read entire articleDec 4 2013 - 1:05pm
Adjutant General MG Renaldo Rivera Makes Statement on Death of Guardsman

 As the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands National Guard, I would like to express my sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of Staff Sergeant David Francois.

Read entire articleNov 19 2013 - 6:24pm
V. I. National Guard Recalls 128 Furloughed Civilian Employees

 On Monday, Oct. 7, Virgin Islands National Guardsmen (VING) and most support employees were recalled to duty under the Pay Our Military Act (POMA). The act permits the Department of Defense (DoD) to pay military personnel and DoD civilian employees.

Read entire articleOct 9 2013 - 11:26pm