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VIEDA Holds Public Hearing, Governing Board Decision Meeting

The V.I. Economic Development Authority will hold a hearing for the Economic Development Commission (EDC) at 9 a.m. on Friday,…

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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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Education Releases Final 2014-2015 School Calendar

Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. signed the 2014-2015 school calendar on Tuesday, July 22, and it was officially released by the Department of Education. According to the calendar, opening and closing dates for school are Sept. 2, 2014 and June 19, 2015.

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2014-07-22 21:48:12
St. Croix Man Shot, Killed While Driving

 St. Croix resident Eddie Harriett Jr., age 19, died from shots fired while driving a vehicle on the Queen Mary Highway near the Estate Lower Love Service Station at about 3:20 p.m. July 21, according to the police.

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2014-07-22 14:39:42
V.I. Little League Team Defeats Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico in the Bahamas

The Virgin Islands Major Little League team defeated Cayman Islands on Saturday and Puerto Rico on Sunday in the 2014 Latin American Regional Major Little League tournament in Freeport, Bahamas.

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2014-07-22 00:02:01
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VI DVSAC Names Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason New Executive Director

 The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (VI DVSAC) has announced that Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason is its new executive director. DVSAC decided that Simmonds-Esannason’s qualifications, education and experience, along with her enthusiasm for the organization’s mission, meets the needs of the agency.
Simmonds-Esannason said, "It is with much pleasure, honor and enthusiasm that I join the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) as the new executive director. As a survivor, providing leadership for an organization that aims to mark domestic violence and sexual assault as socially unacceptable is not only a professional desire but a personal and civil obligation as well.
With my extensive background in communications and counseling, it is my desire to contribute to DVSAC's upward mobility through increased visibility, efficacy and system advocacy - all of which I hope to do through the ongoing, ever growing partnerships with our council organizations. Conclusively, I am most gracious to our former executive director, DVSAC Board of Directors, staff and partners for the warm welcome that has been extended during the transitional period. I certainly look forward to working with all of you and the community to execute our goals, fulfill our mission and pursue the challenge of eliminating acts of domestic violence altogether."

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