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VIHA to Close on Friday, March 6, for Staff Activities

Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) will close its central office on St. Thomas for Friday, March 6.

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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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St. John Historical Society Releases List of Raffle Prizes, Auction Items for Fundraiser

The St. John Historical Society will host “A Look Backtime -- Historic Art Show and Sale” from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the St. John Weston.

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2015-03-05 12:44:29
Two St. Thomas Men Sentenced for Firearm Violations

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced 21-year-old Desi Henry, Jr. to 40 months in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and 22-year-old Jibri Roberts to five months in prison for possession of a firearm within a school zone,

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2015-03-04 21:40:16
Process of Port of Call Selection for Cruises

In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.

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2015-03-04 11:09:29
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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