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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

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CCC Extends Licenses, Grants Work Permits

The V.I. Casino Control Commission on Friday extended for one year the license of Divi Carina Bay Casino and extended for six months VIGL Operations’ temporary operating certificate.

2016-10-21 21:42:28
Off-Island Profile: Jabari Blash on St. Thomas after MLB Season

Major League baseball player Jabari Blash has come a long way from the days when he was picking mangoes and genips by the side of the road in Bordeaux on St. Thomas.

2016-10-21 21:38:59
Firefighters Visit Antilles Kids and Bring Fire Engines

Toddlers, ELC (Pre-K through K) students and first grade classes from the Antilles School celebrated Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-14, on Wednesday with a visit from Virgin Islands Fire Services officials.

2016-10-20 11:30:14
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The St. Thomas Reformed Church Presents the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers

The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers
The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers

 The St. Thomas Reformed Church is celebrating its 350th anniversary with music. The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers (EOJAS) performs sacred and secular music from the African and African-American tradition. The choir will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Prior-Jolleck Hall, Antilles Campus. The choir, founded in 2005, is composed of alumni of the Essence of Joy Choir of The Pennsylvania State University. It has performed extensively in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Washington D.C., Belgium, Luxembourg and France. EOJAS’ purpose is to learn, present, and promote African and African-American sacred and secular music in an effort to entertain, inspire, affirm and unify the worldwide community.

EOJAS artistic director, Dr. Anthony Leach, is an associate professor of music and music education at Pennsylvania State University and is its current laureate. He is the director and founder of Essence of Joy and the director of the Penn State University Choir. Leach teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. He holds a Ph.D. in music education and a M.M. in conducting from Penn State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Penn. Leach is a member of The American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference and The Gospel Music Workshop of America. His composition “Walk Together Children” is published by Earthsongs.
                          Tickets are $35, $10 for students with ID, and are available at the Reichhold box office, Draughting Shaft, Home Again and the church office.
                        For more information, visit or callTom Bonsaint at 571-239-0049.
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