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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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Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Matthew Becomes Hurricane; NWS Warns of Rip Currents

Matthew became the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday afternoon and though the storm has already passed south of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service continued to warn residents of the territory of the risk of rip currents. 

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2016-09-29 17:11:05
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USVI Chess Federation Hosts St. Thomas Open Scholastic Tournament

The U.S. Virgin Islands Chess Federation hosted the St. Thomas Open Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Windward Passage Hotel.  Thirty five students, ages 7-17, played in four age categories, U9, U12, U15 and U18. The young chess players represented seven schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District: Adelita Cancryn, Antilles, Gifft Hill, Ivanna Eudora Kean, Montessori, Sts. Peter and Paul and Ulla Muller.
The older two age groups played three 2-hour rounds, the younger ones played five 1-hour rounds.
Trophies were awarded to the top three players in each age group as follows:
U9:  1st Alessandro Gever [Antilles], 2nd Kamden Benjamin [Montessori], 3rd Viren Punjabi [Antilles]
U12:  1st Benjamin Shapiro [Antilles], 2nd Manav Thadani [Antilles], 3rd Amoi Ottley [Montessori]
U15:  1st William Van Rensselaer [Antilles], 2nd Tommy Wise [Sts. Peter and Paul], 3rd Noah Stolz [Montessori]
U18:  1st Alex Emerich [Montessori], 2nd Jerell James [Ivanna Eudora Kean], 3rd Nkosi Jones [Gifft Hill].
For more photos and results, please go to chessvi.com.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Chess Federation is a member of  the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Its members are eligible to represent the Virgin Islands in international chess tournaments. In the last few years, USVI scholastic players have played in Trinidad, Greece and Puerto Rico.
For more information on how you can help sponsor young chess players to participate in international chess competitions, please contact Margaret Murphy at usvichess@hotmail.com.

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