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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
Schools — St. Thomas
Addelita Cancryn Junior High Hosts “For Girls Only” Conference

Addelita Cancryn Junior High will once again host its successful “For Girls Only” conference on Monday, Feb. 4. This year’s program is entitled “STEM: It’s a Girl Thing,” which will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event, now in its third year, kicks off at 8 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria with guest speaker Tai C. Hunte, a Cancryn alum and successful doctor of internal medicine and infectious diseases. Breakout sessions will follow from 9 a.m. to noon and will focus in the afternoon on STEM projects, from the construction of solar kits to the behind-the-scenes world of forensic science.
The day will wrap up with a closing session with Raquel Benjamin, the St. Thomas-St. John District’s director of testing.
“The conference is about self-esteem building, etiquette and preparing the girls for success in the academic and professional arenas,” said Cancryn Principal Yvonne Pilgrim. “The conference also helps us re-enforce some of the life lessons that our staff, particularly our guidance counselors, tries to impart
For additional information, contact the school at 774-4540.

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