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VIPD of St. John Holds Officer Recognition Presentation

V.I. Police Department officers attached to the St. John-Leander Jurgen Command held their Quarterly Recognition Presentation, providing acknowledgement to those outstanding officers covering the period of October-- December 2015.

Marcus Norkaitis Offered $300,000 Scholarship to Attend U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Marcus Norkaitis has been offered a four-year scholarship to the United States Coast Guard Academy (CGA). Norkaitis was one of over 2,200 students to have applied for an appointment to the CGA, one of five federal service academies. Norkaitis’ attends high school at the Peter Gruber International Academy.

Local Student Completes NASA Internship

Fort Valley State University graduate Lucas LaPlace of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, completed an internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Stennis Space Center.

Black Retail Action Group Awards Scholarship to St. Croix Resident

St. Croix resident Lynette Cassius, who is a junior at LIM College, has been named as a recipient of a 2015-2016 Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) scholarship. The scholarship winners were announced at BRAG’s 45th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Gala, which was held on Oct. 15.

St. Croix Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Selects Monique Motta

Seventeen St. Croix public school teachers were lauded and bestowed with lavish gifts from their peers, school administrators and the Insular Superintendent’s Office for being chosen as their respective school’s teacher of the year during the District’s 2015 Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony.

Hall to Receive Thurgood Marshall Educational Leadership Award

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall will be honored with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Educational Leadership Award. He will be presented with the award at a gala in Washington, D.C., in November.

USVI BIR Director Elected to Head Tax Administration Association

Marvin L. Pickering, director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, has been elected to serve as the president of the All Islands Tax Administrators Association (AITAA) for a one-year term.

GHCDS Welcomes Kari Loya as New Head of School

Good Hope Country Day School welcomes new a new head of school, Kari Loya. Loya is an experienced educational administrator who has proven to be a person of great vision, openness and personal strength.

Interior Appoints Basil Ottley Jr. as Insular Affairs Policy Director

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the selection of Basil Ottley Jr. to serve as the new policy director at the headquarters of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) in Washington, D.C. Ottl

St. Croix Artist Represents USVI at 205 Pan Am Games

The artwork of St. Croix artist Lucien Downes will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Textile Museum of Canada’s Watercolour cultural project presented in partnership with the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games being held in Toronto, July 10-26.

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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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