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Veterans Center to Host Trail Walk as Part of Health and Wellness Series

The Vet Center located in the Paragon Building, St. Thomas, will host a “Trail Walk” as part of a health…

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V.I. Celebrates IT Summit

The Bureau of Information Technology of the United States Virgin Islands will celebrate the event Tech Solutions Simplified – 2nd USVI IT Summit on April 22.

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2015-04-21 13:26:15
Third Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival Seeking Entries

The Third Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival is set for Saturday, June 6, at Coral World Ocean Park, St. Thomas. It will include screenings of works contributed by internationally acclaimed filmmakers, and it will be a juried competition. Professional, emerging and student filmmakers are encouraged to enter for a chance to win awards and acclaim.

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2015-04-19 21:34:24
Dancing Classrooms Helps Antilles School Celebrate Family Friday Campaign

Antilles School celebrated the Week of the Young Child and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “Family Friday Campaign.” The spotlight was on the Dancing Classrooms program that teaches fifth and eighth graders the basics of everything from waltz to swing, while integrating life skills, such as lessons in teamwork and etiquette.

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2015-04-18 04:29:39
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Police Investigate Lisa de Kooning Death on St. John

The Police Department is investigating the Friday death of Lisa de Kooning, Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames said Monday. She was the daughter of the late Willem de Kooning, a renowned abstract expressionist artist.

Lisa De Kooning owned a house on St. John. According to the Easthampton Patch newspaper, she was a resident of Springs, N.Y., and a well-known philanthropist who donated to various groups including Friends of V.I. National Park and Team River Runner. She was also an acclaimed sculptor.

The press release indicated police were called to de Kooning’s Estate Enighed residence at about 2:30 a.m. after another person in the house discovered her unresponsive.

The male told police that he escorted de Kooning from her living room to her bedroom after she had finished drinking some wine. She instructed him to lock her home office so he left her in the bedroom. While locking the office he heard a loud noise like someone fell and discovered she was lying on the floor outside of her bedroom.

The witness said he tried to communicate with de Kooning but she was unresponsive. He said he picked her up, placed her on her bed and called 911.

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Emergency medical technicians said she had no vital signs at the scene. They removed her from the home. The cause of death has not been determined, the Easthampton Patch reported.

This case remains under active investigation.

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