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VICC Announces Children’s Activities Committee T-Shirt Design Contest

The V.I. Carnival Committee’s (VICC) Children’s Activities Sub-Committee invites elementary school students across the territory to participate in the Carnival 2017 T-shirt Design Contest.

Beach Advisory for January 23-27

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

UVI Board to Reconvene Special Meeting on Jan. 31

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will reconvene a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

Mario Benjamin at 79

Mario Benjamin of Cruz Bay, St. John, died on Jan. 14, at his residence at the age of 79.

Looking For Volunteers For Homeless Count

The Department of Human Services is asking for your help to try to find out the number of homeless people in the territory. Its annual Homeless Point-In-Time survey is this Friday, Jan.27, from 6 a.m.m to 12 midnight.

Head Start, Day Care Centers, Kindergarten Schedule Registrations for School Year 2017-2018

The following are the dates for registering children for Head Start, Day Care Centers and Kindergarten for the School Year of 2017-2018.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 30 Prize Winners

The Caribbean Writer has announced the prize winners for its Volume 30 anniversary edition. The winners in the various categories are:

Ten V.I. Students Named to Dean’s List at La Roche College

La Roche College has announced that 10 students from the U.S. Virgin Islands were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. A total of 358 students were named to the list.

Danish National Archives, Friends of Denmark Organize Centennial Lecture Series

The Danish National Archives and the Solar Foundation are sponsoring a Centennial Lecture Series on St. Croix and St. Thomas, by seven researchers from the U.S.A., Denmark and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who will participate in a transatlantic lecture series about their shared history.

Conservationist Jon Stryker Donates $1.275 Million for Expansion of National Park

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) today announced a donation of $1.275 million by St. John resident and conservationist Jon Stryker to fund the purchase of an 11.8-acre property that will be donated to the Virgin Islands National Park.

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