March 29, 2017 3:09 am Last modified: 1:56 am

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2017 Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair Scheduled for April 19-22

The VI Lit Fest 2017 keynote speaker is Emmy award-winning po-et, actor, editor, critic and musician Kwame Dawes, who will speak to the festival theme: “New Vistas: An Evolving Caribbean.”
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NSF $300,000 SEAS Your Tomorrow Grant Educates Youth for Careers in STEM

The UVI-led project, “Supporting Emerging Aquatic Scientists (SEAS) Your Tomorrow,” was chosen out of 36 grants distributed across the country to be featured in the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES program.
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Beach Advisory for Week of March 27-31

DPNR announces that due to heavy rains in the past 24-hours, the Division of Environmental Protection anticipates negative environmental impacts.
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Downtown Revitalization to Hold Town Hall on Private Sector Project

Downtown Revitalization Inc. [DRI], in partnership with VI Territorial Association of Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce and the India Association, seeks to launch a new project for the benefit of a full cross-section of the community.
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Students Bring Home Best Speaker Awards from Junior Statesmen Winter Congress

A delegation of six V.I. high school students recently attended the Northeast Winter Congress of the Junior Statesmen Association (JSA) where they won two of 14 coveted Best Speaker Gavels
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Lawrence Griffith

Former Police Chief and Deputy Police Commissioner Lawrence Griffith remembered as ‘Cop’s Cop’

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for former Police Chief Lawrence A. Griffith, Sr. The services will be preceded by a public viewing at the VIPD Richard N. Callwood Command on Friday evening.
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Hotel and Tourism Associations Open Application Process for Scholarships

Applications for the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association’s (USVIHTA) Lorette Resch Scholarship will open April 3 with a submission deadline of May 5.
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Transfer Centennial Commission Seeks Participants for Centennial Military Parades

The Transfer Centennial Commission will be sponsoring military parades throughout the territory to recognize the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies from Denmark to the United States.
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McDonald’s V.I. Will Participate in Earth Hour for 9th Consecutive Year

Each year, Earth Hour unites millions of people around the globe in the world’s largest grassroots movement.
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DHS Invites Parents to Transition Conference for Children Getting Ready for Kindergarten

The V.I. Department of Human Services will hold its Annual Transition Conference on St. Thomas and on St. John.
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