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Coastweeks Doubles Down on Goal of Pristine Beaches

Coastweeks events in the territory will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. This year, events will include a renewed emphasis on litter prevention thanks to a $99,000 Marine Debris Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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.

Augustine McLean Aldridge Dies

Augustine McLean Aldridge, also known as “Mack,” died on Aug. 20.

Anita Luis Dies

Anita Luis, also known as “Mama” or “Tan Tan,” died on Aug. 13.

Erita V. Hassell Dies at 94

Erita V. Hassell, also known as “Rita,” of Estate Mon Bijou died on Aug. 13. She was 94 years old.

School Monitors Work on Safety Skills at Professional Development Training

St. Croix school monitors participated in a four-day professional development training Aug. 22 - 25 at St. Croix Central High School gymnasium to upgrade their skills in defensive tactics and responding to an active shooter.

Alexander Henderson School to Have New Dismissal Time

Alexander Henderson Elementary School students will now be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. for the 2016-17 School Year.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Awards Three Scholarships

The St. Croix Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has announced the recipients of its annual Rita Weber Scholarships, which are awarded annually to three St. Croix high school seniors from public, private and parochial schools who have been accepted to a college or university.

UVI Welcomes 50 Doctoral Candidates Into the First Ph.D. Cohort

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) welcomed the inaugural cohort for its Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change.

Community Music Inc. Cancels Jazz in the Park Due to Finances

Community Music Inc. (CMI) informs the friends, patrons and supporters of Jazz in the Park that the concert scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, has been canceled due to insufficient funds. The organization looks forward to its next scheduled concert date and the funds necessary to produce it.

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