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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

Virgin Islands public school teachers and paraprofessionals may begin enrolling for a three credit course at the University of the…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
Organizations — St. Thomas
American Legion of the Virgin Islands Hosts 41st District Convention

             The American Legions of the Virgin Islands will host its 41st Annual American Legion District Convention on Saturday, May 15, at the Myron G. Danielson American Legion Post No. 85 Headquarters, Hospital St., Christiansted.   The convention will begin at 10 a.m. and last throughout the day. Legionnaires from all posts in the territory will assemble to discuss issues affecting V.I. veterans and prepare an agenda for the Department of Puerto Rico Convention next month in Puerto Rico. Guest speaker for the convention is Shenita Washington,assistant Director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

The American Legion will also render a special tribute to Armed Forces Day, the deployed members of the V.I. National Guard and all deployed members of the Armed Forces. 
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, President Harry Truman stated: “Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense.
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