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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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St. Thomas-St. John District Schools to Dismiss Early on Thursday, Jan. 26

There will be an early dismissal of all public schools on Thursday, Jan. 26. Dismissals will take place three hours before normal release times and are necessary to accommodate monthly job-embedded professional development for teachers.

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2017-01-21 18:56:20
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
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PRINCE AND PRINCESS CHOSEN

April 9, 2001 – Omari Williams and Brittany Rodriquez are the 2001 Prince and Princess for Virgin Islands Carnival. They emerged from a field of three couples to secure the title Sunday night in competition at the Lionel Roberts Stadium. The show, which attracted a crowd of more than 4,000 spectators, friends and supporters of the contestants, got off to a slow start
as late afternoon intermittent rain showers attempted to put a damper on things.
The show was also delayed by some technical glitches that had to be overcome.
The three couples: Williams and Rodriquez; Jonelle-Alexis Jackson and Chamoi Frazer; and Ceciley Fahie and Akeem Forbes maintained their composure as they moved from segment to segment despite the technical problems popping up here and there.
At the end of the night, couple No.1, Williams and Rodriquez, walked away with the title.

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Because there were only three couples competing, the Carnival Committee opted not to name a first or second runner-up. The awards presentation, which preceded the announcement of the winner, made it clear that none of the three couples had stolen the show outright. The awards were divided equally amongst the couples. They included:– Most Cooperative Prince – Omari Williams.
– Most Cooperative Princess – Ceciley Fahie
– Most Photogenic Couple – Jonelle-Alexis Jackson and Chamoi Frazer
– Best Talent Award – Ceciley Fahie and Akeem Forbes
– Mister Intellect – Omari Williams
– Miss Intellect – Brittany Rodriquez
– Best Evening Wear – Jonelle-Alexis Jackson and Chamoi Frazer
The 2001 Carnival prince and princess will be crowned along with the Carnival Queen, who will be selected on Saturday night, on Sunday, April 22 at the Emancipation Garden.
The month-long Carnival celebration kicked off officially on Saturday night with the Caribbean Music Night which showcased four bands: Inner Vision of St. John; Imaginations Brass of St. Thomas; Krosfyah from Barbados and Dominica's WCK.

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