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Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Undercurrents: Street Naming Project Still in the Works

The move to standardize the territory’s system of street and roadway addresses and put them into a computerized program accessible to everyone is – despite appearances – not dead.

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2015-07-06 22:58:09
Fred Watts’ Life Celebrated in Pennsylvania, St. Thomas

The life of Fred Watts, local attorney and full-throated musician, will be celebrated in two memorials – one in Pennsylvania July 15 and on St. Thomas on Aug. 15.

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2015-07-06 22:48:10
Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

 School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started an intensive week of competitive sailing in Antigua

The nine sailors from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are competing in the 2015 North America Championship which has attracted 163 sailors from 23 countries.
With a 10-day program that includes training, five days of fleet racing and one day of team racing, these young sailors have a busy schedule from July 3 until July 1.
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2015-07-06 11:20:42
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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