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VIPA Issues Advisory to Drivers Using CEKA Airport Road

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traversing the Cyril E. King Airport Road due to ongoing road repairs.

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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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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

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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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
Deaths — St. Thomas
Walter Vanterpool Dies at 67

Walter Vanterpool
Walter Vanterpool

 Walter Vanterpool, better known as “Doggie,” died on Saturday, Sept. 29, at his residence. He was 67 years old.
He is survived by his siblings: Eleanor Mitchell, Antonio Vanterpool Sr., Shirley Lans, Leo Vanterpool, Earl Vanterpool, Dean Vanterpool, Judith Vanterpool Greene-Smith, Stephanie Vanterpool and Clyde Vanterpool; sisters-in-law: Marjorie “Susie” Vanterpool, Ione Vanterpool, Mary Vanterpool, Sylvia Vanterpool and Paulina Vanterpool; brother-in-law, Liston Lans; uncles: James Callwood, Allan Callwood and Edwardo Vanterpool; aunts: Mary Callwood and Ena Callwood; special friends: Marmion Carty, Henry Lawes, Herbert Carty, Elroy “Pinochey,” Edith “Sally” Vanterpool Carr-Allen, Lucy Kathy Freeman and Andy Christopher; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a first viewing held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. A second viewing will take place at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wesley Methodist Church. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.
All arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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