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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
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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