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Labor Investing for Tomorrow With LIFT Internship Program

The V.I. Department of Labor (DOL) is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program.

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Budget Woes Prominent in Mapp's First State of the Territory Address

Gov. Kenneth Mapp struck an optimistic tone for the future while nonetheless painting a bleak picture of the territory's financial shape, during his first state of the territory address Monday evening.

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2015-01-27 01:39:18
Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

The private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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2015-01-26 23:07:35
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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