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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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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

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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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
News - Local news — St. Croix
Burned Body Identified As Teenager's

The charred remains of a teenager found in a burning car Monday were positively identified as an Estate Concordia teenager, police said Wednesday.

Read entire articleSep 22 2004 - 5:24pm
Land and Water Use Plan Gets First Public Airing

About 35 West End residents filed into St. Gerard's Hall in Frederiksted Tuesday evening to get clarity on the specifics of the proposed Comprehensive Land and Water Use Plan. Foremost on the minds of the majority of attendees was – how is this proposal going to affect me?

Read entire articleSep 22 2004 - 12:51pm
Report: Port Authority Financial Picture Improving

The V.I. Port Authority Board said goodbye to Iver Stridiron, former attorney general, and welcomed Alva Swan, the acting attorney general, during a board meeting Tuesday. The board also discussed finances and lease applications.

Read entire articleSep 22 2004 - 2:36am
More Beaches Pass Standards for Swimming

In the immediate aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne most St. Croix beaches tested for water quality were found unsuitable for swimming. Now only four beaches in the entire Virgin Islands are not up to standards.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 11:41pm
St. Croix Methadone Program Gets Accreditation

The Health Department's methadone program has received full accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 10:26pm
Illegal Haitians Could Be in Trouble, Cubans Safe

Fifteen illegal aliens who ran aground on a reef off St. Croix's East End Monday morning could meet very different fates depending on their country of origin.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 7:25pm
Weather Should Be Fine If Lisa Behaves as Predicted

The Virgin Islands could be in for some nice weather the next couple of days. However, meteorologists warn the hurricane season is not over yet.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 6:37pm
House to Consider V.I. Cattle Ranch as National Park

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to study Castle Nugent Farms on St. Croix – home to both pre-Columbian and colonial Danish architecture, Caribbean dry forest and four miles of beachfront – as a national park.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 4:15pm
Virgin Islanders Paying Dearly for Gasoline

Gas prices on St. Croix are pretty reasonable, but by the time supplies get to St. Thomas and St. John, consumers there are paying the "highest price in the world per gallon" before taxes are added, says Andrew Rutnik, commissioner of the Virgin Islands licensing and consumer affairs department.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 3:17pm
Police Investigating 'Suspicious Death' in Campo Rico

Police on St. Croix are launching an investigation into a suspicious death Monday night on Campo Rico beach. A body was discovered in the passenger seat of a burned-out vehicle around 11 p.m. Anyone with information should call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 778-4950 or 911.

Read entire articleSep 21 2004 - 9:55am