GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

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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Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to what scientists are predicting about Climate Change.

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2014-10-20 15:56:51
VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
Community - People — St. Croix
Miss VI Heads to 2014 Miss Earth Pageant in the Philippines

Esonica Veira, Miss Virgin Islands, is officially heading to the 2014 Miss Earth Pageant in the Philippines. Miss Earth is an event created by Carousel Productions 14 years ago to give life to the vision of a beauty pageant in which its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.

Read entire articleOct 1 2014 - 11:22am
St. Croix Native Completes Basic Training at West Point

Cadet Chasen Alfred Delano Richards, a St. Croix native, completed Cadet Basic Training at the West Pont U.S. Military Academy in August.

Read entire articleSep 22 2014 - 11:31pm
Two V.I. Women U.S. Coast Guard Academy Grads Complete Aviation Training

Virgin Islanders and Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grades Rebekah Seifer and Ronaqua Russell have recently completed aviation training at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Read entire articleSep 11 2014 - 12:17am
UVI Appoints Lansiquot Dean of the School of Nursing

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Beverley Anne Lansiquot to serve as dean of the School of Nursing. Lansiquot is a graduate of the College of the Virgin Islands (now UVI), having earned her associate degree in nursing on the St. Thomas campus.

Read entire articleAug 27 2014 - 8:39pm
CPA Institute Chooses Marisa Doras for Leadership Academy

Marisa Doras, director of business affairs at the Virgin Islands Department of Education, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 6th Annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 6:32pm
V.I. Student Takes Second Place in CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Cereyna Bougouneau, a rising junior at the Good Hope Country Day School on St. Croix, took second place in the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Essay Contest.

Read entire articleAug 21 2014 - 9:32pm
President Obama Appoints V.I. Resident to JFK Center Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama has recently appointed local Virgin Islands resident Dale LeFebvre to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Read entire articleAug 12 2014 - 11:05pm
SBA Appointments Kellie LeDet Regional Administrator for Region II

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the appointment of Kellie LeDet as the regional administrator in Region II, to oversee the SBA’s programs and services in New York State, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 23 2014 - 5:56pm
UVI Appoints Dean of Students on Albert A. Sheen Campus

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Stephan Moore to serve as dean of students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Read entire articleJul 23 2014 - 5:51pm
UVI Names Nanyamka Farrelly Public Relations Director

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Nanyamka A. Farrelly as its new director of public relations. Farrelly, who has served in this role in an interim capacity for the past two years, is charged with leading the university’s internal and external communications for all traditional and electronic media.

Read entire articleJul 21 2014 - 8:44pm