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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Religion

Setting Limits and Staying Safe: Teens Sound Off on Being ‘Social-Network Smart’

A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 97% of teens use social media, with some 45% admitting to being online “almost constantly.”

Love Conquers the Catastrophe: 5-Year Anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Throughout the Caribbean, more than 4,000 unpaid Jehovah’s Witnesses from dozens of countries have assisted in disaster relief efforts from 2017 to 2018.

FEMA: Houses of Worship Recovery Efforts Continue After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FEMA recognizes the road to recovery requires a whole-community approach and is actively working with houses of worship to develop projects that strengthen resilience across the territory.

USVI Jehovah’s Witnesses Return to Knocking on Doors

Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning Sept. 1; the two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will end just in time for the launch of a global campaign featuring an interactive program for Bible study. Bible study.

Global Event Promotes the Pursuit of Peace

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, hosted by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Former Solicitor General Named To Church Pension Fund Board

Former Solicitor General and former Attorney General of the Virgin Islands Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine has been selected to serve as vice chair of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.

Maintaining Calm Amid Chaos: Families Pack ‘Go Bags’ to be Ready for Natural Disasters

Bags filled with emergency supplies are positioned by the door of the Rivera family's sitting room, where they can quickly be "grabbed to go" in the event of a crisis.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Mark 20th Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.

The Salvation Army Plans Easter and Building Dedication Celebration

There will be entertainment, free refreshments, games and an Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 12.  There’ll be five eggs with $100 bills in them. 

Jehovah’s Witnesses Increase as Virtual Meetings, Ministry Conventions Keep Congregants Active

With this historic change, the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses grew 3% in the United States and the Lesser Antilles in 2021 alone, matching the most significant increase for the organization over the past decade.

USVI Jehovah’s Witnesses Join Worldwide Campaign of Hope

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be one of the thousands of regions around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s promise for a better world, according to a news release issued by the Jehovah's Witnesses on St. Croix.

Beat a Cyberbully: Here’s How Parents Can Help

While remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered reported instances of bullying, parents fear that for some students going back to school will mean going back to being bullied.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Offer Game Plan for Reducing Anxiety as Kids Go Back to the Classroom

Along with a binder, crayons, a bundle of pens, pencils and some notebooks, [students] also added face masks, face shields, hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to their backpacks.

The Salvation Army – STX Corps Welcomes New Officers Major Joe and Lisa Irvine

The Irvines have over 30 years of experience in The Salvation Army, having served in over 10 corps, including Brooklyn, New York and Chicago

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Year Without Knocking on Doors

It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the scriptures due to the pandemic.

Op Ed: The Fasting of Ramadan: A time for Muslims around the World to Heal and Cleanse their Mind, Body and Heart

I was in 1st grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the monthlong holiday of Ramadan for the first time, being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year.

Bryan Eases Capacity Restrictions for Houses of Worship; Penalties for Forging COVID Tests

In advance of the upcoming Easter holidays, the governor has eased restrictions for churches, which now can have gatherings of up to 200 people or 50 percent of their capacity.

Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Croix Invite All to Jesus’ Memorial on Saturday

Jehovah’s Witnesses in St Croix are inviting people to attend the annual observance of the Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death, which this year falls on Saturday, March 27th, at 7 p.m.

Pope Francis Names Father Jerome Feudjio as Bishop of Saint Thomas

Bishop-elect Jerome Feudjio is a priest of the Diocese of Saint Thomas and currently serves as a vicar general and chancellor of that See, and rector of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Hindus Seek Public Holiday on Diwali in USVI

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair to the USVI Hindu community because they have to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other religious days.
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