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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
Beverly E. Thomas Dies at 48

 

Beverly E. Thomas
Beverly E. Thomas

We announce the passing of Beverly E. Thomas, also known as "Bev," who died on Jan. 14 at Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center. She was 48 years old.
She is survived by her son, Javonne Thomas; mother, Laynes Francis Weekes; stepfather, Perpaeter Ezekiel Weekes; brother, Chesney Thomas; stepbrother, Steven Weekes; sisters: Cheryl Monique Weekes Mingo and Diana Laverne Weekes; daughter-in-law, Erika Stevens Thomas; brother-in-law, Terrance Mingo; niece, Chynna Breland; nephews: Darnell and Darrell Luke, Teremun Mingo, and Chauncey and Chandler Thomas; aunts: Italis Francis Epps, Rosa Francis, Violet Potter Francis, Hazel Francis Harrigan and Christolyn Francis Ralph; aunt- in-laws: Violet Potter Francis and Anelta Francis; uncles: Gladwin Francis and Leonard Francis; and uncle- in-laws: Keithley Epps Sr. and Rolston Harrigan.
She is also survived by cousins: Gelani Epps, Keithley Epps Jr., Devon Francis, Rohan Francis, Jamal Gilead Cornell Hackett, Devin Harrigan, Philmore Haywood, Everton Ralph, Ulrick Ralph, Patricia Francis Coates, Althea Francis, Cynthia Francis, Gladeasha Francis, Kesana Francis, Darliene Harrigan, Girley Haywood, Michelle Warner Knight, Dr. Dineasha McQuilkin, Roseline Ralph Mailandt, Volda Francis Myers, Brenda Francis Osborne, Dine Potter, Daunarine Ralph, Francine Francis Ridges, Ingrid Francis Valez and Rosemarie Ralph Wedderburn; godchildren: Haleem Hart, Reanna Fagan, Cyele Scatliffe and Markia Simmonds; special friends: Alma E Brooks, Alecia “Sue” Brooks, Alda Brooks, Angela Brooks, Claudette Hodge, Joy Hodge, Celia Joseph Isles, Al Osborne, Luanne Roberts, Nicole Roberts, Chanda Todman and James Dyer; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A first viewing will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Davis Funeral Home.
A second viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 774-1464.

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