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Camile D. Davenport Dies

Camile Davenport’s life came to an untimely end on Oct. 11, while visiting the island of Culebrita, Puerto Rico.

Brenda Lans Dies in Florida

Brenda Lans died on Oct. 7 in Florida. She was 87 years old.

Suzette Gomez-Smith Named St. Thomas-St. John Teacher of the Year

On Sunday, Oct. 18, longtime E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary teacher Suzette Gomez-Smith was named the St. Thomas-St. John District 2016 Teacher of the Year at a selection luncheon themed “Hats Off to Our Educators.”

Hall to Receive Thurgood Marshall Educational Leadership Award

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall will be honored with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Educational Leadership Award. He will be presented with the award at a gala in Washington, D.C., in November.

Barbara Ann White Dies at 57

Barbara Ann White died on Oct. 6, at the age of 57.

Bernice V. Joseph Dies at 83

Bernice V. Joseph, better known as “Mother J” and “Miss B,” died on Oct. 3 at the age of 83 at Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center.

Mary Joanna Dyer Dies in Florida

Mary Joanna Dyer of Anna’s Retreat, 215-136, St. Thomas, died on Friday Oct. 2, in Ocala, Florida.

Edna Carty Celebrates 100th Birthday on October 10

Edna Eleanor Carty was born of humble origins on Oct. 10, 1915, on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She was the eighth of nine children born to John and Mary Queeley. In 1973, she moved to St. Thomas, V.I.

Azekah Jennings Dies in Connecticut

Azekah Jennings, who was born in the Virgin Islands, made a name for himself first as an assistant U.S. attorney, died Sunday in Connecticut after a short illness. He was 57.

Opinions Differ on Whether Sargassum Causes Health Issues

Although a BVI environmentalist warned recently that swallowing large doses of water where sargassum seaweed is present could be fatal, other experts don’t agree.

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