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Source Manager's Journal: A Plan For the Virgin Islands

Vice President Joe Biden will lead a new initiative to reverse the downward spiral that three Central American countries have fallen into. The situation is curiously similar to the Virgin Islands.

Virtue of the Week: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don’t just accept things the way they are. You make a difference.

UVI Students Join BIR for Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance

Marvin L. Pickering, EA, PHR, director designee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and Dr. Stephen Reames, dean of the School of Business of the University of the Virgin Islands, have announced the continued partnership that allows accounting students at UVI to provide a great community service to taxpayers

Thursday Shooting Was a Near Miss

No one was injured Thursday in a brazen afternoon shooting at the intersection by the entrance into Cost-U-Less on Weymouth Rhymer highway, despite bullets flying around the roadway, damaging occupied vehicles.

St. Thomas's Hannah Davis is SI Cover Model

The St. Thomas native was chosen to be the model on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue, following in the footsteps of a host of such luminaries as Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley.

“Free to Be Me” Women’s Conference Set for Feb. 19-21

Beautiful a women’s outreach ministry of Restoration Inc. will present the “Free to Be Me” Women’s Conference 2015 from Feb. 19-21 on St. Croix.

Rotarians Hold 10th Health Fair

People who attended Saturday’s health fair at St. Croix Rescue learned about living with autism, natural body and home products, vaccinations and the Senior Medicare Patrol program.

Wanted Man Presumed to be on St. Croix

The U.S. Marshals Service has enlisted the assistance of Crime Stoppers USVI to apprehend a man wanted for a murder in Virginia who police believe to be on St. Croix.

UVI Board to Meet in Special Session on Feb. 13

A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, in Room 303 of the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and in Room A-204, in the Great House on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Three Young V.I. Tennis Players Making Strong Showing at Junior Davis Cup

Three young Virgin Islands tennis players are making a strong showing at the Junior Davis Cup (JDC) in El Salvador this week. Tomas Del Olmo, 15, of St. John has proven himself to be the anchor of the team, earning his number one slot. Alec Kuipers, 13, and Russell Armstrong, 14, of St. Croix are proving to be up-and-coming younger players.

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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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