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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
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Jessica Murphy of VIMSIA Competes at CrossFit Open

 

Jessica Murphy Competes at CrossFit Open
Jessica Murphy Competes at CrossFit Open

Over the course of the academic year, Jessica Murphy, an upper elementary schoolteacher at V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, has been involved with an athletic program called Crossfit St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. CrossFit is an international strength and conditioning program spanning those who enjoy a tough workout to elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Murphy recently competed in the CrossFit Open, a five-week worldwide competition where she placed 44th in the Latin America Region out of more than 800 women. Her fitness classmates as well as her students were very excited to hear the results of each week and cheered her on throughout the competition.
Over the weekend of June 5, she will be representing St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., in the CrossFit Regionals competition in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Many people in the St. Thomas and VIMSIA communities are part of this CrossFit community, either as participants or supporters: Dr. Brad Kappel and Caribbean Chiropractic; Randolph Maynard a fellow CrossFitter; Eilet Smith, class parent and spectator; Jenn Irwin, CrossFit owner and guest IA Enrichment teacher; and many more.

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CrossFit St. Thomas is also committed to teaching children about healthy life styles and exercise through their CrossFit Kid’s program. Murphy will be demonstrating a CrossFit training session for the upper elementary students and community from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy.
Follow the CrossFit Team at games.crossfit.com during the competition. For more information, contact Jessica Murphy at 775-6360.
 

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