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Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU Title

Miss University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) 2019-2020, Sherquan Henry will compete in the 2019 National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Queens Pageant from Sept. 25-29, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

G-Clef Academy to Host Back-2-School Children’s Parties Featuring Free Music Lessons

Free music lessons in piano, drums, guitar and violin, for ages 3 to 15, are the main feature of G-Clef Music Academy's annual 2019 Back-2-School Children's Parties scheduled for October during the Columbus Day Weekend.

St. John Recovery Choir to Begin Rehearsals on October 1

“Everyone is welcome, whether you have experience singing or not,” said choir director Kristen Carmichael-Bowers. “We just ask that you attend rehearsals regularly and commit to learning the music.”

FirstBank Appoints Valdamier Collens New USVI Regional Executive

In this position, Val Collens will be in charge of spearheading and continuing FirstBank’s strategic growth in its USVI business operations on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Julian Ulysses Scatliffe Dies on Tortola

Julian Ulysses Scatliffe died on Aug. 8, on Torotla, British Virgin Islands.

CFVI Accepting Nominations for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

For over three decades, the Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award has been honoring individuals in the insular Caribbean who demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership.

Health Department to Host Free Workshops on Sickle Cell Disease

The Virgin Islands Health Department’s Chronic Disease Division is partnering with the Virgin Islands Sickle Cell Parent Support Group to offer free workshops in both districts that will feature presentations of overviews on Sickle Cell Disease in adults and children.

DOH Addresses Residents’ Concerns About Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Some Virgin Islands residents have expressed concern about a rare mosquito-borne illness called Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as Triple E or EEE, that is currently affecting certain areas of the United States.

Beach Advisory for September 9-13

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 27 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 9-13, 2019. All 27 sampled beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

VIMAS to Host Annual Coast Weeks Beach Cleanup

This initiative is being held in observance of the Ocean Conservancy’s 34th International Coastal Cleanup being celebrated under the theme “Turn the Tide on Trash – Every Tiny Piece Matters.”

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