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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
Territories to Receive $126 Million-Plus for Zika fight

Congress budgeted $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus in legislation approved Wednesday to fund the government through December, with more than $126 million allocated to the territories.

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2016-09-29 23:27:21
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

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2016-09-29 17:25:10
Religion — St. John
Jehovah's Witnesses Will Commemorate Jesus' Death on Saturday

March 20, 2008 - The Christian congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses will commemorate Jesus' death at their meeting places, known as Kingdom Halls, throughout the Virgin Islands on Saturday, March 22, in obedience to Jesus' command in Luke 22:19: "Keep doing this in remembrance of me."
Meeting times are as follows:

St. Croix
Kingdom Hall at 23C North Carlton Road, Frederiksted:
Times: English service at 8 p.m.; Spanish service at 6 p.m.; American sign language at 8 p.m. (same location)
Kingdom Hall at No. 7 Orange Grove, Christiansted (behind First Bank)
Times: English service at 6:00 p.m.; Spanish service at 8 p.m.
St. Thomas
Kingdom Hall at 28 Lower John Dunkoe, Charlotte Amalie
Times: English service at 6:30 p.m.; Creole service at 6:30 p.m. (same location); American Sign Language at 8 p.m.; Spanish service at 8 p.m. (same location); 2nd English Service at 7 p.m. at Mark Marin Center, Antilles School
St. John
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5-6 Estate Pastory, Cruz Bay, St. John
Times: English service at 7 p.m.; Spanish service at 8:30 p.m.

Jesus' death is an event that changed the history of the world and proved to be the greatest demonstration of love. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus' death affects every person in that it offers a true hope for a peaceful world. If anyone wants to find how His death affects him and others, then you are encouraged to attend any of these meetings in the language you please and at the time most convenient for you, according to Willmar Acevedo of Frederiksted.
Admission is free and no collections will be taken.
For additional information, call 690-0148 on St. Thomas, and 772-4092 or 719-2330 on St. Croix.

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