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Health & Wellness

Cancer Support VI to Host Guest Speaker Dr. Petra Ketterl on May 2

Dr. Petra Ketterl, medical oncologist, will discuss "Personalized Medicine in Cancer Treatment and Some Tips for a Healthier Life."

DOH Offering School Nurses, Administrators Training on 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) is offering a workshop/training on the ‘2018 Disease Reporting Requirements for School Nurses & Administrators.’

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Extended Into May

Check with a pharmacy to see if it participates in the program.

SRMC’s Tina Comissiong Named ‘40 Under 40’ Recipient by National Minority Health Forum

Comissiong, who serves as legal counsel and chief compliance officer at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC), is one of 40 persons from around the country who have been named to this year’s list.

Walgreens to Hold Grand Re-Opening of St. Thomas Store

The store will open at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 26.

March is National Nutrition Month; DOH Is Helping Virgin Islanders ‘Go Further with Food’

DOH recommends Virgin Islanders take the following steps towards a healthful diet.

DOH’s Mental Health Services on St. Thomas Relocate to SRMC

Outpatient client services for St. Croix are provided in two clinics located on St. Croix: Charles Harwood Memorial Complex and the Ingeborg-Nesbitt Frederiksted Clinic

American Academy of HIV Medicine Gives Nurse Practitioner Janette Bowers New Certification

Currently, only two providers in the V.I. are certified HIV providers; Bowers joins Dr. Barbara McDonald at St. Thomas East End Clinic as a specialist in HIV care.
Shaun Pennington

Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: On Walking, Trekking and Self Care

For the almost 30 years that I thought of myself as a “runner” I looked down my nose at walkers. But a meniscus tear caused me to reevaluate walking as a road to cardiovascular fitness – and more.

Health Department Urges Community to Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week -- a reminder that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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