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9:30 am

WAPA Board to Convene

April 19 @ 9:30 am
2nd floor Conference Room, WAPA offices at Sunny Isles, St. Croix,

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will hold its regular monthly meeting.

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10:00 am

VIPA Board to Convene

April 19 @ 10:00 am
VIPA Administrative Building, adjacent to the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal
St. Thomas,

The Virgin Islands Port Authority's (VIPA) Board of Governors will conduct its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting. To purchase a meeting agenda booklet that includes supporting documentation for each agenda item, contact Julice Harley. The cost of an agenda booklet is $15.

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1:00 pm

V.I. Literary Festival and Book Fair Opens

April 19 @ 1:00 pm
Albert Sheen Campus, UVI, St. Croix,

The 2017 Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair will open today and run through April 22. It will honor its founder, Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson, as part of its 3rd annual event. Dr. Jones-Hendrickson, a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of the Virgin Islands, is being recognized for his vision in launching the festival on St. Croix, setting the foundation for making it a premiere annual event, drawing local, regional and national audiences. The festival will also pay tribute to Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott, who is also a member The Caribbean Writer’s editorial advisory board. Full admission to the fair is $150, which includes the opening reception and ‘meet and greet’ with the writers, the Book Bacchanal in Frederiksted, as well as admission to all workshops and presentations. Day passes or single workshop passes are also available at $50 and $20, respectively. Discounted fares are offered to teachers, and exhibition booths for the Book Fair are $50. Interested persons may register and pay online.

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5:30 pm

GESC Health Insurance Board

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Division of Personnel office in both districts,

The Division of Personnel informs candidates, GVI employees and retirees that the upcoming GESC/Health Insurance candidate forum has been rescheduled. The new date has been set for today. Subsequently, the upcoming Group Health Insurance Program (GESC) Health Insurance Board elections have been rescheduled, as well. The election will now be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 through noon on Thursday, May 11.

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6:00 pm

Alfred O. Heath Lecture at UVI

April 19 @ 6:00 pm
Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus,

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host its annual Alfred O. Heath lecture. The lecture will consist of of five well-known Virgin Islanders telling their history and family history. The panelists on St. Thomas: Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, retired UVI humanities professor Joseph Sibilly Jr., member of the Sibilly family, who will speak about his family and his father Leo Sibilly Sr., a well-known businessman, community leader and the first king of the St. Thomas Carnival. His grandfather was the first major land owner of Caribbean- French descent. Ronnie Lockhart, a member of the Lockhart multi-generational family with connections to both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Dr. Orville Kean, third UVI president and UVI President Emeritus Dr. Gwen Marie Moolenaar, the first black woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in neurophysiology and a member of a multi-generational family, the Moolenaars.

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