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Mada Nile to Headline Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims Event

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) will host “Reflections of Life and Love,” It will take place the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Sunny Isle Amphitheater on St. Croix.

Agriculture Seeking Farmers to Participate in the Harvest of the Month Program

Commissioner Carlos Robles has announced that the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division is seeking to recruit a total of 13 farmers, six in each district and one on St. John to participate in the Farm to Hospital (FTH) Program.

Beach Advisory for September 10-14

Storm water advisory note: Due to the high volume of rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac on St. Croix this week, DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the island of St. Croix until further notification.

Deadline for Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Applications Is Sept. 30

CFVI reminds the public it is still accepting applications for funding to support studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state in the insular Caribbean.

Pablo De Leon Dies (Times Changed)

Pablo De Leon, also known as “Pablito,” died on Sept. 9.

Coca-Cola Foundation Gives $150,000 First-Generation Scholarship Grant to UVI

The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are Leeann Knight, Shania Joseph, Naseem Jamil and Naeem Sealey.

Granny Preschool Pilot Program Launches 11 Children Towards Kindergarten

The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction launched its Granny Preschool Pilot Program in St. Croix District on Sept. 10 with the goal of preparing preschoolers for kindergarten in SY 2019-20.

V.I. Home Schoolers on Way to National Conference

The Home School Legal Defense Association has awarded scholarships to three Virgin Islands residents to attend its 2018 National Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Scholarships...

Applications Available for RUS Disaster Grants for Drinking Water Systems, Sewer/Solid Waste Disposal Systems

$163,475,000 is available for repairs to drinking water systems as well as sewer and solid waste disposal systems that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Annual Back to School Night at the Library Celebrates Literacy

The Third Annual Back to School Night at the Library treated 34 families to a night of literacy fun on Sept. 8 with the goal of increasing children’s literacy skills and providing parents with useful strategies to support their children.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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