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September Is Public Libraries National Card Sign-Up Month

The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums will celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month. The annual occasion is a time when the Virgin Islands Public Libraries join with the American Library Association (ALA) nationwide to ensure that every student has a free library card.

UVI Gets $99,000 for Marine Debris Education, Prevention

Researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) were awarded $99,411 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program to fund marine debris education and outreach programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Human Services Opens New School Year for Head Start Program

The Department of Human Services (DHS) - Office of Preschool Services - Head Start Program has announced the commencement of the new school year. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, for its operations on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Coastweeks Doubles Down on Goal of Pristine Beaches

Coastweeks events in the territory will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. This year, events will include a renewed emphasis on litter prevention thanks to a $99,000 Marine Debris Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands.

UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.

Registration Is Ongoing for GED, Adult Basic Education

Registration is open for the General Education Diploma (GED) prep and Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses, which will be held from Sept. 12 through Oct. 7 at the Adult Education Center on Garden Street..

St. John’s Guy Benjamin School to Reopen as Community Center

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) in conjunction with Partnerships in Hope -- a private, non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of children and families on St. John -- will reopen parts of Guy Benjamin School as a multi-purpose community center on Sept. 1.

UVI Welcomes 50 Doctoral Candidates Into the First Ph.D. Cohort

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) welcomed the inaugural cohort for its Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change.

V.I. Entertainers Are Touring Denmark

The Ten Sleepless Knights Production, under the directorship of Eugene Doc Petersen, has taken “A Virgin Islands Cultural Expose` and Extravaganza” on tour to Copenhagen, Denmark.

CFVI Promotes Literacy: Gives Away Early Childhood Books

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is distributing 5,000 high-quality early childhood books to children, parents and hospitals, as part of CFVI’s Early Childhood initiative.





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