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DOH Seeks Pregnant Women for Zika Focus Group

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is seeking pregnant women to be participants in a discussion of the Zika Virus.…

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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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Students to Display Skills at CTEC Fair and Open House

St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) will host the 19th Annual Career Fair and Open House on Thursday, Dec. 8. This year’s theme is “Career and Technical Education - Moving St Croix Forward.”

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2016-12-05 20:31:42
JFL to Host Town Hall for Hispanic Community on Hospital Updates

The management of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) invites the public to a town hall for an informal discussion about JFL. The community will get the opportunity to meet JFL’s executive team, hear updates about improvements to the St. Croix hospital and receive answers to any concerns held regarding JFL.

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2016-12-05 12:47:12
Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Community - People — St. Croix
BDO USVI Announces New Managing Member John Engerman

BDO, the world’s fifth largest accountancy network, has announced the appointment of a new managing member in the St. Thomas office. Native Virgin Islander John Engerman was appointed in July 2016.

Read entire articleNov 8 2016 - 9:52am
Tommy Star Awards Gala to Honor Richard Doumeng With Award of Excellence

Richard Doumeng, managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, will be honored with the Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association's (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the annual Tommy Star Awards Gala. This major black tie event will take place on Nov. 5 at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort.

Read entire articleOct 27 2016 - 11:51pm
UVI Welcomes New Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos

The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Wilberto Ramos into its family as the new athletic director. Ramos served as athletic director for seven years at Talladega College in Alabama, where he also served as head baseball coach. He is enthusiastic about the new direction that his life and career have taken.

Read entire articleOct 22 2016 - 3:32am
Prominent Virgin Islanders Included in Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

When the doors of the National Museum of African-American History & Culture opened at 10 a.m., Sept. 24, in Washington, D.C., the work of two prominent Virgin Islanders will be highlighted in its halls: the first black U.S. Navy bandmaster, Alton Augustus Adams of St. Thomas, and the only known free black silversmith, Peter Bentzon of St. Croix.

Read entire articleSep 24 2016 - 4:25pm
Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 2:39pm
Tourism Appoints Alani Henneman-Todman as New Director of Communications

Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new Director of Communications for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (DOT). Formerly manager for media and travel industry relations for St. Thomas and St. John, she will assume her new role immediately.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 12:04am
JFL Board Appoints Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Human Resources

The Governing Board of Directors of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center named Dr. Raymond Cintron as the chief medical officer and Dr. Valdemar A. Hill Jr. as the chief of human resources.

Read entire articleSep 5 2016 - 12:58am
UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.

Read entire articleAug 30 2016 - 2:33pm
V.I. Entertainers Are Touring Denmark

The Ten Sleepless Knights Production, under the directorship of Eugene Doc Petersen, has taken “A Virgin Islands Cultural Expose` and Extravaganza” on tour to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 12:21pm
AARP VI Appoints De Chabert-Schuster to Be State Director

AARP has named Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster – a distinguished member of the community, entrepreneur and educator in the Virgin Islands for more than 17 years – to be the state director for AARP in the V.I., effective Aug. 15.

Read entire articleAug 8 2016 - 7:28pm