March 29, 2017 12:58 am Last modified: 11:02 pm

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Centennial Song Balances Conflict of History and Emotion

For multi-faceted local musician Gylchris Sprauve, creating a song that commemorated this year’s Centennial Transfer Day while still honoring the complex nature of the territory’s move from Danish to U.S. ownership was a “mixed bag of emotion.”
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Danish Moravians Apologize For Slavery

The Moravian Church in Denmark and several Danish citizens have released a statement apologizing for the atrocities of slavery in the Virgin Islands, as its former territory reflects on the Transfer Centennial and one hundred years under the American flag. Denmark however has not apol
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St. Croix Schools Close Early Tuesday, Thursday; All Schools Closed Friday

St. Croix elementary schools will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 28 for monthly job-embedded professional development for teachers. Junior high schools and high schools on St. Croix will have their turn Thursday March 30.
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St. John’s Centennial Events Shift Focus to Cruz Bay’s Founding

The 250th anniversary of the founding of Cruz Bay was the milestone being celebrated at a block party hosted by the V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission in Franklin Powell Park on Sunday.
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Island Expressions: Open Mic Nights Draw Crowds Across St. John

It may cost a lot to buy food or rent a house on St. John, but there's a lot of low-cost fun to be had. By day, you can go to a world-class beach. By evening, you can attend one of four weekly open mic events held around the island.
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Jury Convicts Saldana of Wife’s Murder

Former police captain Enrique Saldana was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Friday night, minutes after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.
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Schneider Performs Territory’s First Cleft Palate Repair

A team of clinicians at Schneider Regional Medical Center, led by Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, has performed the first ever cleft palate repair in the Virgin Islands, the hospital announced Friday.
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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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District Court Declines to Delay Special Election; Rodriquez Appeals to Third Circuit

Senatorial aspirant Kevin Rodriquez has taken his fight to hold off the April 8 special election to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal was filed after U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez declined to stay the election.
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Dawn Henry, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, addresses town hall attendees on Thursday evening.

Community Shows Concern and Support at Recycling Initiative Town Hall

Members of the community expressed concern over the territory’s mounting trash issues and optimism for new recycling legislation that, if approved, could significantly improve the situation.
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