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Bordeaux Fire Station Tango Company Reopens

The Virgin Islands Fire Service has announced that the parts for the apparatus have been successfully installed and the apparatus…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

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2015-03-02 00:35:15
UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Hassel Island Lime Kiln Restored

In little more than 12 weeks, the 19th century lime kiln on Hassel Island has been restored from an abandoned, crumbling structure to the island’s newest cultural treasure. The restoration was carried out through the St. Thomas Historical Trust.

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2015-02-28 16:55:10
Community - Deaths — St. Thomas
Ivanne Estelle Farr Dies in Texas

Ivanne Estelle Farr, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 3, in Del Rio, Texas. After a valiant battle with a long illness, she went home to be with her true Father in heaven in the most peaceful way.

Read entire articleDec 8 2014 - 4:13pm
Fred G. Berger Dies in Florida

Fred G. Berger, 89, of Boca Grande, Fla., formerly of St. Thomas, died Nov. 3

Read entire articleNov 25 2014 - 7:21pm
Barbara Baker Dies at 65

A certain corner of Frenchtown, in fact most of the island, has lost a bit of its spirit recently, with the passing of Barbara Baker, on Saturday, Nov. 15. She fought a long battle with cancer for the past seven years with her natural goods spirits and wit.

Read entire articleNov 20 2014 - 4:39pm
Dean Christensen Cole Dies (1953-2014)

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Dean Cole at the St. Thomas Yacht Club at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17. Dean died suddenly on Nov. 12.

Read entire articleNov 14 2014 - 3:50pm
Elizabeth McIver Davis Dies in North Carolina

Elizabeth McIver Davis, 92, of St. Thomas has died. “Bette” Davis, daughter of Elliott and Caroline McIver, and loving wife of Joe Davis, died on Nov. 5 at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation in Hendersonville, N.C., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Read entire articleNov 7 2014 - 12:54pm
Governor Expresses Condolences Upon Death of Peter Gruber

Governor John P. deJongh Jr. said today he was deeply saddened to learn of the death of his friend and long-time Virgin Islands resident Peter Gruber. "Cecile and I are saddened by the news of Peter's passing. He was an incredible individual, recognized internationally for his philanthropic commitment to making the world a better place.

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 1:06am
Governor Extends Condolences to Family and Friends of Dr. Secundina Mercado

Upon learning of the death of Dr. Secundina Mercado, Governor John P. deJongh Jr. offered his sympathies to her family and friends. "Dr. Mercado was a valuable member of the Virgin Islands medical profession, providing excellent ophthalmological services to patients throughout the community."

Read entire articleOct 14 2014 - 7:08pm
Richard ReHill Weber Dies at 70

Richard ReHill “Dick” Weber was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Aug. 30, 1944, to Marion and Lind Weber. The family moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the late 40s where he graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul High School in 1962.

Read entire articleSep 29 2014 - 3:53pm
Governor Gives Condolences on Death of Andre Webber

Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. has offered his deepest sympathies to family and friends of Andre Webber. “Andre Webber was an enthusiast for all things related to the sea and marine life. His passion for the sea was contagious and he dedicated his life to introducing the ocean world to young Virgin Islanders."

Read entire articleSep 22 2014 - 11:09pm
Jose Corbin Ortega Dies in New York City

Jose Corbin Ortega died on Aug. 20 in New York City. He was 51 years old.

Read entire articleSep 8 2014 - 1:36pm