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Fred Watts’ Life Celebrated in Pennsylvania, St. Thomas

The life of Fred Watts, local attorney and full-throated musician, will be celebrated in two memorials – one in Pennsylvania July 15 and on St. Thomas on Aug. 15.

HOPE Inc. No Longer Funded to Provide HIV Services

HOPE Inc. (Helping Others in a Positive Environment) will no longer be funded by the Centers for Disease Control to provide HIV prevention services in the territory, the organization announced Thursday.

Mrs. Agnes Maude Martin Dies at 96

Mrs. Agnes Maude Martin was born in English Harbor, Antigua, on March 11, 1919. On June 3, at the age of 96, our beloved and dedicated mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, transitioned into eternal rest.

Ruthlyn Richards Dies in Puerto Rico

Ruthlyn Richards died on June 6 in Puerto Rico. She was 67 years old.

Lorraine McFarren-Joseph Dies

Lorraine McFarren-Joseph died unexpectedly on June 3 on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Margot Macdonald Bachman Dies at 97

Margot Macdonald Bachman, a longtime resident of St. Thomas, who founded and published St. Thomas This Week as well as St. Thomas Today and St. Croix This Week, died on June 3 – her 97th birthday – while traveling in Zurich, Switzerland, with family.

Sydney Elwood Schmedes Dies in New York

The family of Sydney “Zeke” Elwood Schmedes sadly announces his passing on April 19 in Staten Island, N.Y.

Donald A. George Sr. Dies at 90

Relatives and friends are advised of death of Donald A. George Sr., who died on April 19 at his residence. He was 90 years old.

Christina Pickering Dies

Christina Pickering, better known as “Cookie,” has died.

Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health: The Sweet Sugar-Free Life

Thirty years ago, after reading “Sugar Blues” by William Duffy, I began my three-decade journey to find some way to give up sugar while still living the sweet life.

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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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