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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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Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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2014-09-18 21:33:59
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:

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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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