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Public Libraries Offer Story-Time, TumbleBooks Online and eBooks

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced Children’s Summer Story-Time territory-wide.

Two St. Thomas Students Win Honors in National Poster Competition

The National Poison Prevention Week Council (NPPWC) has honored two local students with top honors for their artwork in the national poster competition. The. Sheniqua Spencer and Marleta Richardson, students at Wesleyan Academy, St. Thomas, placed 1st and 3rd respectively in the 2017 NPPWC Poster Contest’s K-2nd grade category.

DOH Seeks to Partner with Community Organizations on Drug Abuse, Awareness

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) has received federal funding that allows it to aggressively move forward with the implementation of programs to better the serve the community in the areas of substance abuse relief and awareness.

V.I. Democrats Prepare for 2016 National Convention

Leah D. Daugherty, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, has been extending congratulatory letters to state and territorial delegates who will be attending this historic event in Philadelphia.

Education Still Facing Teacher Shortage

V.I. public schools are still struggling with a shortage of teachers and inadequate maintenance budgets and need more money for textbooks, Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum told senators during budget hearings Monday.

USVIHTA Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Six Students

The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, via the association’s Education and Training Fund, awarded $15,000 in scholarships to six students during an awards ceremony on July 6.

EBI Summer Program Graduates 30 Students Interested in Business

The Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) Summer Program’s Closing Ceremony took place Friday, July 8, at the UVI Administration and Conference Center.

UVICELL Center Offers 3-Day Project Management Training Course

Virtually every organization has to manage projects, but the key is to manage a project efficiently, on schedule and on budget. To help local businesses and organizations successfully manage their projects, the UVICELL Center will be teaching a ‘Fundamentals of Project Management’ course -- a three-day, introductory course.

Beach Advisory for July 4-8

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: DPNR performed July 4-8, 2016. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing: St. Croix Stoney Ground Protestant Cay Cramer’s Park Pelican Cove (Comorant) Shoy’s Rainbow New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta) Ha’ penny Dorsch Cane Bay Spratt Hall Columbus Landing Princess (Condo Row) Frederiksted Public Beach Buccaneer St. Thomas Lindqvist Coki Point Bluebeard’s Bolongo Bay Water Bay Frenchman’s Bay Hull Bay Magens Bay Lindbergh Bay Brewers Bay Vessup Bay Sapphire Secret Harbor St. John Johnson Bay Great Cruz Bay Oppenheimer Frank Bay Cruz Bay The following beaches do not meet water quality standards because they exceed the established Enterococci Bacteria threshold and therefore are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: St. Croix Chenay Bay Grapetree Bay High levels of Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity may be caused by runoff due to heavy rains, heavy marine vessel traffic, high wave activity near the shoreline, irresponsible recreational use, etc. Runoff can consist of sediment, pesticides, animal feces and oil & grease, all of which are harmful to the waters of the territory. DPNR will continue to monitor these popular swimming areas. DPNR also recommends that people use their own discretion when swimming or fishing at the designated beaches. If the waters appear muddy or murky or have foul odors, do not swim or fish. For additional information regarding water quality. call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix.

EBI Students Act as Tour Guides at Children’s Museum for Camp Shriver Kids

International Capital & Management Company (ICMC) in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands School of Business facilitated another successful Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) Community Engagement Day, a day dedicated to service.

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