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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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DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
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UVI Hires New Executive Director for RTPark

After an extensive national search, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (RTPark) Board of Directors selected Dr. Gillian Marcelle as the new executive director. She also holds a faculty appointment in the UVI School of Business. Marcelle’s contract began Jan. 5.

Read entire articleFeb 10 2015 - 3:50am
USDA Chooses Kimme Bryce to Lead V.I. Rural Development Office

Kimme Bryce was recently appointed as the area director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Croix office provides loans and grants to individuals, businesses and governmental agencies located on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Read entire articleJan 15 2015 - 5:18pm
Plaskett Honored at Alma Mater: American University College of Law

Days after being sworn in as one of a record number of women who will serve in the 114th Congress, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), was honored by American University’s Washington College of Law (AUWCL) for being one of two alumnae elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read entire articleJan 10 2015 - 11:52pm
VING Promotes Deborah V. Lobbenmeier to Colonel

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) promoted Lt. Col. Deborah V. Lobbenmeier at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the Brigadier General Gerard A. James Sr. Joint Force Headquarters on the Estate Bethlehem Military Compound on St. Croix.

Read entire articleDec 30 2014 - 1:27am
Paul Brock Receives 2014 Leadership Award from Caribbean Media Exchange

Caribbean travel industry veteran Kaye Chong and African American communications legend Paul Brock will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards next week in New York City. They will receive the awards in recognition of their sterling commitment to the development and promotion of tourism in the Caribbean region.

Read entire articleNov 9 2014 - 3:14am
VING General Retires After 38 Years of Military Service

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will conduct a retirement ceremony for its retiring assistant adjutant general. The ceremony for Brigadier General Elton Lewis is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 7:25pm
Two V.I. Women U.S. Coast Guard Academy Grads Complete Aviation Training

Virgin Islanders and Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grades Rebekah Seifer and Ronaqua Russell have recently completed aviation training at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Read entire articleSep 11 2014 - 12:17am
Monique Liburd Honored As Woman Leader in Tech Law

The Recorder Newspaper has named Virgin Islands native Monique Liburd as one of 50 women leaders in Tech Law and will honor her at a reception Sept. 23.

Read entire articleSep 7 2014 - 5:53pm
UVI Appoints Lansiquot Dean of the School of Nursing

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Beverley Anne Lansiquot to serve as dean of the School of Nursing. Lansiquot is a graduate of the College of the Virgin Islands (now UVI), having earned her associate degree in nursing on the St. Thomas campus.

Read entire articleAug 27 2014 - 8:39pm
CPA Institute Chooses Marisa Doras for Leadership Academy

Marisa Doras, director of business affairs at the Virgin Islands Department of Education, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 6th Annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 6:32pm