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Districts Announce In-Person Orientation Schedules for School Year 2021-2022

Schools in both the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts will host in-person orientations for students and parents on Aug. 2-5 and Aug. 9 on the school campuses.

STX BMV Office Closes Temporarily Due to COVID-19 Exposure

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ St. Croix Office will be closed effective Monday July 26, until further notice.

Beach Advisory for July 19-23

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 19 – July 23, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

Virtue of the Week: Beauty

Beauty is a sense of wonder and reverence for the harmony, color, and loveliness of the world. Beauty opens us to the deep patterns of life that inform and delight us. It allows us to feel our connectedness with all creation.

Hotel and Tourism Association Awards Lorette Resch Scholarship to Omaira Rachid

Omaira Rachid, a senior at UVI, is a third time recipient of the scholarship, awarded by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association’s Education and Training Committee.

Joseph Gomez Teacher Wins Disney Vacation in ViVid Streaming’s “Swag Call” Contest

Joseph Gomez Elementary School fifth grade teacher Roselyn Samuel-Hodge traveled to Orlando, Fla., July 18-24, with her daughter.

Victor Somme III to Present at National School Safety Town Hall in New Orleans

The V.I. Department of Education Assistant Commissioner was tapped for the prestigious opportunity by conference organizers because of his experience as former director of the St. Croix Alternative Education Program and his current role developing local school safety policy.

V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.

St. Croix Filmmaker’s New Documentary Focuses on the Importance of Agriculture

St. Croix filmmaker Ramon Richardson recently released a documentary about the importance of agriculture on his home island.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

Highway Renamed at Ceremony to Honor Judy M. Gomez Esq.

The Judy M. Gomez Highway, formerly named the Charles Harwood Highway, is located in the Contant area on St. Thomas. The former educator, legislator and attorney gave a compelling and heartfelt speech,.

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Hosts JROTC Students From CAHS in Washington, D.C.

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding her recent visit with JROTC students from the Charlotte Amalie High School.

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

UVI Bulletin Board for July

Here is what' happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgine Islands.

Wilbur G. Lewis Sr. Dies at 96

Wilbur G. Lewis Sr. was born on May 27, 1925, and died on June 28, 2021.

Consumer Justice Group to Hold Virtual Meeting on WAPA LEAC Increase

The Virgin Islands Alliance for Consumer Justice will host a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 via its Facebook page to discuss the recent decision by the PSC to grant WAPA a LEAC rate increase.

Francois St. Remy Dies at 78

Francois “Francis” St. Remy, long-time resident of Estate Strawberry Hill, died on Friday, July 2. He was 78 years old.

Simple Cynical Clinical Minute 8: The Return of the Pox

After a successful start to vaccination, it has stalled. And now we see a rise in cases. Many people I speak to say "they are not ready" for the vaccine. Seriously, I have no idea what that means besides fear of the vaccine. 

Sen. Carrion Voices Concerns About Territory’s ESL Program

Sen. Samuel Carrión, a former student of the ESL program on St. Croix, became very concerned with the responses given by representatives from the V.I. Department of Education.

UVI Appoints Karen Brown Dean of the School of Education

She has more than 20 years of higher education experience and 14 years in higher education leadership.

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