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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

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2016-07-23 00:46:43
Beach Advisory for July 18-22

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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2016-07-22 23:08:05
Organizations — St. Thomas
V.I. Students Set to Attend Chess Competitions in Peru and Turkey

The 2012 USVI National Scholastic Chess Championship was held at Manor School on Feb. 18 when 26 students from 10 territory schools (Manor, Antilles, Central, CDS, Good Hope, St. Mary’s, A-Z, Claude O. Marko, Ricardo Richards and Laurel Springs School) competed in an all day tournament. The tournament started at 8:30 a.m. and the students played until 4:30 p.m.  The three younger sections (U14, U10 and U8) played eight 40 minute games and the upper division (U18) played five 90 minute games. The age of the students was between 8 and 17.
 Six students from six different schools competed in the upper division.
One student, Hazel Acosta, is a 2011 Central America and Caribbean gold medal winner. Another in the older division, William Van Rensselaer, is a 2011 Central America and Caribbean silver medal winner.  Hazel has earned the right to represent the Virgin Islands at the 2012 Pan American Chess Festival in Lima, Peru, in July. William has earned a position on the 2012 VI World Olympiad Chess Team and will compete in Istanbul, Turkey in August.
First place winners of this tournament will make up the 2012 USVI National Scholastic Chess Team and be the official student chess representatives of the Virgin Islands in various competitions around the world.
The winners of the USVI 2012 Scholastic championship are:
Under 18
1st place William Van Rensselaer
2nd place Jean Devera
3rd place Regine Acosta
Under 14
1st place Marissa Edwin
2nd Place Diamond Mark
3rd Place Savannah Gadd
Under 10
1st Place Taj Bates
2nd Place Enyjah Miller
3rd Place Kyle Edwin
Shabazz Bastian will represent the under 8 sections 

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