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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

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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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Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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2014-09-18 21:33:59
Deaths — St. Thomas
Josephine Marie Richardson Dies at 98

 

Josephine Marie "Fifine" Richardson died Feb. 21 at Schneider Regional Medical Center. She was 98.
She is survived by sons: Herman, Celeste, Marius, Elmo, Allan, Leslie, Henry, Raymond, Gerald and Stephen Richardson; daughters-in-law: Monika, Jean, Chelsea, Melinda, Judith, Irene, Patricia and Theresa; grandchildren: John, Peter, Paul, Martin, H. Alexander, Mark, Julie, Carol, Peter, Eric, Michael, Paul, Edward, Joanne, Giselle, Cyril, Judith, Neal, Leslie, Teneka, Cindy, Jay, Yvette, Yvonne, Jeanette, Michael, Monique, Lisa, Sunel, Tova, Stephen Jr., Dawn, Chelsea, Tessa and Dior; and 46 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by nieces: Sonia Duzant, Daniella Turbe, Sheila Hoftyzer, Carol Laban, Edna Duzant and Sheila Asciani; special nieces: Norma Duzant and Melicent Gagliani; nephews: Franklin Richardson, Glen Richardson, Herman Richardson, Irvin Richardson, Irvin Mingo, Leo Richardson, Rudolph Richardson, Pierre Beauperthuy and Henry Duzant; special friends: Agnes Martin, Sylvia Olive, Theresa Defreitas, Jeanne Larmony, Irmis Duzant, Franklin Stewart and Eleanor Schulterbrandt; families: the Richardsons, Mingos, Gumbs, Duzants, Hodges, Beauperthuys, Tacklins, Larmonys and Bernettes.
There will be a viewing held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at St. Anne's Church, followed by interment at Western Cemetery No. 2.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

 

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