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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
Deaths — St. Thomas
Sylvania Daisy Josephine Black Golphin Dead at 72

Sylvania Daisy Josephine Black Golphin of Estate Grove Place died on July 10, at her residence. She was 72 years old.
     She is survived by her companion, Clifton Maroney; son, Charles Golphin Jr.; daughter-in-law, Trudi Cowan Golphin; stepdaughter, Tonya Alvarez; brother-in-law, Arthur Golphin; sisters-in-law: Gloria Golphin and Margarett C. Black; nieces: Margarett Leigh Black and Rachel Vonita Black; nephews: Kevin Golphin, John Golphin III, Mark Golphin, Rev. Michael Golphin, Carlton Black and Gary Black; great nieces: Quaina Golphin, Tiffany Golphin, Mishaya Black, Sequia D. Black, Jheria Black, Aynia Black, Aynoia Black and Elia Black; and great nephews: Michael Golphin Jr. and Isiah Golphin.
She is also survived by goddaughter, Khahila Miller and family; godson: Nyah Bingie Miller; special friends: Brian McDaniels, Bobby Milton and Bernadine Pence, Wallace Williams, Mamadoa Johnson, the Altona Church family and Friends of the Library; cousins and other relatives: Joseph Bradford, Vincent Hartsfield, Sonya Hartsfield, Ms. Hilton, Claretta Manigo, Denise Dorsey, Stacey Williams, Althea Johnson, Leon Dorsey III, Larry Dorsey, Robert Dorsey Sr., Terri Dorsey and Robert Dorsey Jr.; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
     A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Altona Baptist Church. A birthday celebration will take place on Friday, July 29, all day at the Lagoon Beach. Donations should be made to the Hounds & Foxes Track Club.

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