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V.I. Port Authority Offers Zumba Exercise Challenge

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

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2015-03-02 00:35:15
UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Cuba Diary: Country of Contrasts, Complications and Contradictions

The Source publisher recently traveled to Cuba with a delegation from The Nation magazine. This is the first in a series of articles that offer her first-hand cultural and educational experiences.

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2015-02-26 23:42:32
Community - People — St. Croix
V.I. Supreme Court Names Regina deChabert Petersen Administrative Director

Honorable Rhys S. Hodge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, has announced that Regina deChabert Petersen has been appointed the administrative director of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2015 - 7:23pm
UVI Hires New Executive Director for RTPark

After an extensive national search, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (RTPark) Board of Directors selected Dr. Gillian Marcelle as the new executive director. She also holds a faculty appointment in the UVI School of Business. Marcelle’s contract began Jan. 5.

Read entire articleFeb 10 2015 - 3:50am
St. Croix Boy Scout Earns Eagle Scout Award

Philip Kenneth Edwards of St. Croix has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts: the Eagle Scout award. Edwards will become the sixteenth scout to attain this high honor in Troop 7227, chartered by Good Hope Country Day School.

Read entire articleFeb 2 2015 - 9:50pm
USDA Chooses Kimme Bryce to Lead V.I. Rural Development Office

Kimme Bryce was recently appointed as the area director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Croix office provides loans and grants to individuals, businesses and governmental agencies located on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Read entire articleJan 15 2015 - 5:18pm
Plaskett Honored at Alma Mater: American University College of Law

Days after being sworn in as one of a record number of women who will serve in the 114th Congress, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), was honored by American University’s Washington College of Law (AUWCL) for being one of two alumnae elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read entire articleJan 10 2015 - 11:52pm
VING Promotes Deborah V. Lobbenmeier to Colonel

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) promoted Lt. Col. Deborah V. Lobbenmeier at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the Brigadier General Gerard A. James Sr. Joint Force Headquarters on the Estate Bethlehem Military Compound on St. Croix.

Read entire articleDec 30 2014 - 1:27am
Paul Brock Receives 2014 Leadership Award from Caribbean Media Exchange

Caribbean travel industry veteran Kaye Chong and African American communications legend Paul Brock will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards next week in New York City. They will receive the awards in recognition of their sterling commitment to the development and promotion of tourism in the Caribbean region.

Read entire articleNov 9 2014 - 3:14am
VING General Retires After 38 Years of Military Service

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will conduct a retirement ceremony for its retiring assistant adjutant general. The ceremony for Brigadier General Elton Lewis is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 7:25pm
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