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St. Croix Crisis Management Teams Train to Respond to School Bombing Incidents

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (VIDOE) Safe Schools Program on St. Croix sponsored a training session for over 100 response team members in the school district on Oct. 27-28 at the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Headquarters in Christiansted.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Jacobs Dies at 87

Rev. Dr. Samuel Jacobs, also known as “Sam,” “Pastor J” or “Pastor Jacobs,” of Estate Peter’s Rest died on Oct. 21 at his residence. He was 87 years old.

Juanita Gardine Students March for a Drug Free Life

Over 400 supporters, to include students, parents, faculty and staff, and volunteers at the Juanita Gardine Elementary School took to the streets shouting “YOLO – Be Drug-Free!” as they participated in the school’s Annual Red Ribbon Week March on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Learning Skills for Life Graduates 14 Students in Hospitality Fields

A partnership between the UVICELL Center, Diageo USVI and balter St. Croix culminated Friday, Oct. 21, with a graduation ceremony. Fourteen students completed the Learning Skills for Life ™ program, which has prepared them to work in the hospitality industry.

Magnolia Louise Simpson Dies at 78

Magnolia Louise Simpson, also known as “Maggie,” died on Oct. 19. She was 78 years old.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Jacobs Dies at 87

Rev. Dr. Samuel Jacobs, also known as “Sam,” “Pastor J” or “Pastor Jacobs,” of Estate Peter’s Rest died on Oct. 21 at his residence. He was 87 years old.

Yvonne Viola Rogers Dies at 76

Yvonne Viola Rogers, also known as “Rogie,” “Mammy” or “Granny,” of John F. Kennedy Terrace died on Oct. 18. She was 76 years old.

Beach Advisory for October 24-28

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:

Tommy Star Awards Gala to Honor Richard Doumeng With Award of Excellence

Richard Doumeng, managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, will be honored with the Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association's (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the annual Tommy Star Awards Gala. This major black tie event will take place on Nov. 5 at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort.

St. Croix District Chooses Five Finalists for Teacher of the Year

The Virgin Islands Department of Education - Office of the Insular Superintendent in the St. Croix District has announced five finalists under consideration for the prestigious 2016 District Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced at a reception at Government House in Christiansted on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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