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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
Boats and Bright Lights Bring Holiday to the Harbor

Bright lights were everywhere in Christiansted harbor Saturday night. They were on the boats in the harbor and in the sky above, even in the crowd. They were all there for the 18th Christmas Boat Parade. 

Read entire articleDec 10 2016 - 11:36pm
JFL Submits Plan of Correction to CMS

The Juan F. Luis Hospital submitted a plan of correction a plan of correction to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Friday. 

Read entire articleDec 10 2016 - 11:20pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Educator, Poet and Proud Virgin Islander Lawrence Sewer

Being a Virgin Islander is not about geography for poet, entrepreneur, retired educator, and retired First Sergeant Lawrence “Larry” Sewer. It is the definition of who he is – mind, body, spirit, soul. 

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 11:29pm
VI Rep Ponders Position on DNC Chair

For Democrats, the next battle is to see who will head the Democratic National Committee, and Virgin Islanders will have some say in that battle, albeit a small say. 

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 11:16pm
Territorial Hospital Board Hears JFL Plan of Correction

The Territorial Hospital Board met Thursday on St. Croix to learn about a plan of correction to avoid the decertification of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:34am
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.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:15am
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:13am
Students Learn about Real Life Options at Career Fair

More than 20 exhibitors were talking to students Thursday about future careers at the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center's 19th annual Career Fair and Open House.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:08am
New Territorial Sports Director Sees ‘Big Things’ for Local Athletic Development

The director of a new division within the Education Department is fired up about its plans – including the creation of statistics and video banks for local athletes.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:30pm
Mosler on Ferry: One More Sea Trial Before Carrying Passengers

The designer and owner of the QE IV ferry said one last sea test is necessary before launching a new ferry service between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:27pm