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Minerva Marsh Dies at 82

Minerva Marsh died on July 20 at age 82 in New York.

Akyra Joseph Wins Bronze Medal at AAU Junior Olympics in Texas

Joseph finished 4th with a personal record for her multi-event score of 2490 earning her a Bronze Medal and All-American honors.

DPNR, Friends of Marine Park to Host Coral Nursery Tour at Cramer Park

DPNR and Friends of the St. Croix East End Marine Park will host an educational snorkel tour to the Marine Park’s Demonstration Coral Nursery Site at Cramer Park on Friday, Aug. 6.

Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving tender attention to the people and things that matter to us. It is being a compassionate witness, listening to another wholeheartedly and without judgment. We show that we care with thoughtful acts and kind words.

Beach Advisory for July 26-30

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 15 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 26 – July 30, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Joseph Schulterbrandt Dies at 78

It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Schulterbrandt announces his passing on Friday, July 9. He died peacefully in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Louis Greaux Jr. Dies at 79

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing onto glory of Louis “Ray” Greaux Jr., who died July 21, peacefully, at home.

Lema Octavia McBean Benjamin Dies

Lema Octavia McBean Benjamin has died.

Tynneshia Alexander Dies

Tynneshia Alexander has died.

Alanzo Walters Dies

Alanzo Walters died on June 29.

Denzil Nathaniel Silcott Dies at 65

In loving memory of Denzil Nathaniel Silcott, who was born July 17, 1956; sunset on July 23, 2021.

Yonni Lyle Mathurin Dies at 43

Yonni Lyle Mathurin, also known as “Biggs,” of Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, died on Wednesday, July 21.

Jerome F. Carr Dies at 76

Jerome was born on April 8, 1945 in Antigua.

DHS Extends Deadline for Childcare and Regulatory Services Mini Grants to Aug. 31

Childcare and early childhood providers in the territory may apply and receive up to $30,000 in grant funding.

DHS Closes Head Start Administrative Offices Following Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Human Services has closed both the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office on St. Croix and the Knud Hansen office on St. Thomas because a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

V.I. Student Awarded Aviation Scholarship to Train at RedTail Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert, VI Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (VICTAI) member, was provided with an offer to join the RedTail Flight Academy inaugural class to begin on Sept. 8. The scholarship is worth $115,000.

Two UVI Students Awarded AROC Book Scholarship

Two University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students, Shaynoah Bedford and Asil Abdalghani, are the recipients of a book scholarship in the amount of $750 through the AROC Scholarship.

Marla (Hanson) McClung Dies at 67

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Aug. 7, at the Highlanda Cemetery in rural Langford, S.D.

Plaskett, Kelly, Congressional Black Caucus Send Letter About Sickle Cell to HHS Secretary

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement s regarding a letter she and other members of Congress sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra regarding sickle cell disease.

STX Foundation, Non-Profit Partners to Host 3rd Engage VI Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall is themed “Reimagine St. Croix: A Vision for Healthy People, Thriving Economies, and A Sustainable Environment.”

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