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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
Deaths — St. Thomas
Deanna A. Smith Dead at 64

Oct. 26, 2007 – Deanna A. Smith 64, born Dec. 19 , 1942 in Minnesota, passed away Oct. 18 of natural causes. She was a courageous woman who battled and survived cancer for over 20 years.
Deanna moved to St. Thomas in 1987, and was a passionate and beloved Virgin Islander. For over 15 years, Deanna was a highly dedicated and committed employee of the Roy .L..Schneider Hospital, where she served as executive assistant to the hospital board. She also co-owned Hang It Up frame shop with her former husband, Len Mosca.
Deanna's commitment to the St. Thomas community was impassioned and inspiring. She was an active and dedicated Rotarian and member of the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands for many years. She was founder and president of Children's International Summer Villages, and president of the Caribbean Executive Women's Network.
Deanna spent the last three years of her life living in Denver, Colo. but her true love was the Virgin Islands and the many people she met and worked with along the way. Deanna will be brought home to rest in the warm, Caribbean waters she loved and spent so much time swimming and boating in.
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Carstens of Denver.
A memorial service in remembrance of Deanna is set for 5:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the St. Thomas Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute (CKCI); mailed to the Attn: of Lorraine Baa, 9048 Sugar Estate, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 or to the St. Thomas Reformed Church, P.O. Box 301769, St. Thomas USVI 00803-1769.

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