April 29, 2017 2:11 pm Last modified: 1:23 pm

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Savannah Gabriel frontlines for her grandmother’s troupe, the Sebastien Majorettes, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Streets Fill with Supporters for St. Thomas Carnival Children’s Parade

Friday's children's parade had more spectators than ever before, and even when the sky opened and rain came around midday, people stayed put and cheered for all the troupes participating. A big factor in the much larger parade attendance was that the annual Carnival horse races were m
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V.I. Students Invited Compete In 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Essay Contest

The 2017 essay contest question is "The Legacy Of Entrepreneurship In African-American Communities."
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Territory Getting $371,000 in Federal Historic Preservation Grants

The U.S. Virgin Islands is getting $371,000 in historic and cultural preservation grants funded by offshore drilling funds, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced this week.
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Rule Change Allows Mainland Lawyers Easier Path to Practice in V.I.

An order issued Wednesday by the V.I. Supreme Court brought the territory in line with 27 other U.S. jurisdictions in adopting the Uniform Bar Examination, allowing attorneys certified elsewhere to be admitted to the local bar without examination.
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Honoree Winifred Francis, who’s been participating in the fair for more than 20 years, stands second from right with family members.

Large Crowd Celebrates Tradition at Cultural Fair

With vendors selling local prepared foods and an assortment of produce, as well as such crafts as mahogany bowls and handmade jewelry, the Culture Fair is Carnival’s cultural showpiece.
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Students show spirit at the 2016 Children's Parade. (Photo provided by the V.I. Department of Education)

V.I. Students Getting Ready to Put on a Show for Children’s Parade

Students from all over St. Thomas, close to 300 students and chaperones from sister-island St. Croix, all four V.I. high school bands and athletes from Tortola will all be part of the 65th Annual Carnival Children’s Parade on Friday.
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IRB Director Marvin Pickering (Source file photo)

IRB Holding Workshop on New Fee for Timeshare Owners

With a new impact fee for timeshares going into effect, the Bureau of Internal Revenue is holding a workshop for owners. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, at IRB offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix, IRB Director Marvin Pickering said in a news release. The environmenta
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Fed Auditors Give High Marks to DOJ’s Paternity and Child Support Division

The Department of Justice's Paternity and Child Support Division got very high marks in a recent federal audit, according to DOJ.
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Governor’s Brother Approves Mass Termination of VIPA Management

David Mapp, acting head of the V.I. Port Authority and brother to Gov. Kenneth Mapp, has approved the ouster of most of VIPA's top management, two independent sources tell the Source.
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Arturo Watlington Sr.

Election Board Votes Not to Certify Special Election Result

After a meeting that lasted only15 minutes, St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections members voted Monday not to certify the April 8 special election results and left the matter in the hands of the Senate to figure out.
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