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VIPA Issues Advisory to Drivers Using CEKA Airport Road

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traversing the Cyril E. King Airport Road due to ongoing road repairs.

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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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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

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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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
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Four Vie for “Miss UVI” on Saturday

Four young women will vie for the title of Miss University of the Virgin Islands at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the St. Thomas campus Reichhold Center for the Arts. The theme is “The Past Meets the Present.” The show will include competition segments in Business Wear, Introduction, Ambassadorial Presentation, Performing Talent, Evening Wear, and Question and Answer.
Miss UVI serves as a goodwill ambassador for the university. This role includes -- but is not limited to -- participation in UVI’s recruitment efforts, representing the university locally and abroad, and maintaining a highly visible role on UVI’s St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. The winner will receive one full year of UVI tuition, including room and board, jewelry and a luggage set, among a host of other prizes. The first runner up will receive $1,000 and jewelry, among other prizes.
Contestant number one is 21-year-old Ivory Carter, a junior on the St. Croix campus with a major in criminal justice. Ivory was born on St. Croix. She aspires to become a V.I. police detective.
Contestant number two is 26-year-old Latoya Rouse, a junior on the St. Thomas campus with a major in psychology. Latoya was born on St. Kitts. She aspires to become a clinical psychologist.
Contestant number three is 21-year-old Najuma Dunn, a sophomore on the St. Thomas campus with a major in computer science. Najuma was born in Jamaica. She aspires to become a computer science professor.
Contestant number four is 18-year-old Raynyse Nesbitt, a sophomore on the St. Thomas campus with a major in applied mathematics. Raynyse was born on St. Croix. She aspires to become a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Air Force.
Awards will be given for the Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Ambassadorial Presentation, Best Performing Talent, Best Evening Wear, Miss Congeniality, Miss Popularity and Miss Photogenic. Prizes will be given for each award category.
Advance purchase tickets are $15 for UVI students with valid identification and $20 for the general public. They are available at the Reichhold Center Box Office and the UVI Bookstores on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. Tickets will be $25 at the door.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition is presented by the Queen’s Committee of the UVI Student Government Association.
The reigning Miss UVI Daniella Henry will host a “Pre-Miss UVI Ambassadorial Queen’s Tea Party Reception,” at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the President’s Guest House on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. The reception is open to females interested in pageantry. It is designed to honor past UVI queens for their commitment and dedication as ambassadors. A special guest appearance is planned by Ashleigh Taylor, the reigning Miss Tennessee State University and Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.
Photos of the Miss UVI contestants are featured on UVI’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu.
For more information, call the Office of Student Activities at  693-1111.

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