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Bordeaux Fire Station Tango Company Reopens

The Virgin Islands Fire Service has announced that the parts for the apparatus have been successfully installed and the apparatus…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

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2015-03-02 00:35:15
UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Hassel Island Lime Kiln Restored

In little more than 12 weeks, the 19th century lime kiln on Hassel Island has been restored from an abandoned, crumbling structure to the island’s newest cultural treasure. The restoration was carried out through the St. Thomas Historical Trust.

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2015-02-28 16:55:10
Deaths — St. Thomas
Preston Antonia Francis Dies at 32

Preston Antonia Francis, better known as “Pop” or “Lollipop,” of Estate Contant No. 12-3, died on Dec. 22, at age 32, at his residence. He was the son of Leean Rabsatt Francis of Tortola and Denzil “Frank” DeFreitas of St. Kitts, both deceased, and the grandson of Maria Lettsome Rabsatt and Evermond Rabsatt of Tortola, also deceased. He is survived by his son, Shackhoy Delano Francis; daughter Shackira Dalicia Francis; sisters: Alma Francis Heyliger, Monique Francis, Charisma Defreitas and Maxine Ojeda; and brothers: Khalid, Rashieme, Donte, Akeem and Denzil Defreitas; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a second viewing held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Church of God Prophecy, Gamble Gade, Savan. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.
All arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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