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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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Beach Advisory for September 19-23

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-09-24 15:52:50
Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

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2016-09-23 14:39:03
Potentially Invasive Sea Grass Found in Christiansted Harbor
Halophila stipulacea, a potentially invasive sea grass, was found in the waters around St. Thomas and St. John in 2014 but, until this week, its presence has not been confirmed on St. Croix.
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2016-09-22 22:26:12
Lifestyles — St. Thomas
Health Beat: Heart Health for Women

The number one killer of American women, heart disease strikes down more women than all cancers combined.

Read entire articleFeb 28 2011 - 10:32pm
Baha'is Begin Period of Fasting

The Baha'i community of the Virgin Islands will join their fellow coreligionists around the world in the observance of the annual period of fasting. As is the case with other revealed religions, the Bahá'í Faith sees great value in the practice of fasting as a discipline for the soul.

Read entire articleFeb 24 2011 - 4:22pm
UVI School of Nursing Collaborates to Hold Meetings on Aging Research

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing, Caribbean Exploratory Research Center of Excellence (CERCE) is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to host the Directors Regional Meeting on Aging and Health Disparities Research.

Read entire articleFeb 24 2011 - 5:45am
Ministerial Alliance Ends Year with New Leader, New Vision

The St. Thomas Ministerial Alliance held a Christmas dinner and fellowship gathering, which Pastor James Petty of New Visions Ministries called part of a new initiative to improve relationships between church leaders and to mobilize them to take joint actions on issues facing the community.

Read entire articleDec 22 2010 - 1:17am
June's View From The Farm: Rebirth of a Farm (Pt. 3)

The vagaries of farming are many and never ending. While lack of access to water was previously a problem, Otto and Tomas showed us the havoc wrought by excess rains.

Read entire articleDec 14 2010 - 10:24pm
Sts. Peter and Paul Schedules Annual Keys and Sword Award Banquet

 

Sts. Peter and Paul’s second annual Keys and Sword Award Banquet will be held on Jan. 22 at the ballroom of the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort Hotel.

 

Read entire articleDec 10 2010 - 6:22pm
November 2010 Brainstorm and Focus E-Bulletin

Jurgen Wolff, noted screenwriter, author and columnist, writes this month about the next logical step, stupid ideas, Thomas Edison’s to-do list, how to stop being a perfectionist, ‘the persuasion principle’ and more.

Read entire articleNov 18 2010 - 5:14am
June's View: From the Farm (Rebirth of a Farm Pt. 2)

After the land was cleared in order to establish Precious Produce Farms  in Dorothea, another labor-intensive part of preparation began: construction of those terraces.

Read entire articleNov 2 2010 - 10:03pm
Baha'is Mark Birth of the Bab

Baha'is around the world will observe a holy day - the Birth of the Bab - on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Read entire articleOct 15 2010 - 10:06am
September 2010 Brainstorm and Focus E-Bulletin

Jurgen Wolff, noted screenwriter, author and columnist, writes this month about innovation, giving up at the wrong time, the importance of washing your hands, energy boosts when you can’t take a nap, and more.

Read entire articleSep 22 2010 - 2:05pm