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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 170 people filled Victor’s New Hideout on Saturday morning for Senator Marvin Blyden’s 5th Annual V.I. Women United to Empower Scholarship Breakfast. The Senator explained that this year’s honorees, Sara W. Connell, Ramona A. Patino Diaz, Senator Judy M. Gomez and Rosalia Rhymer-Rohan, were selected because of their selfless dedication and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens is asking residents to join him this week in saluting our law enforcement community in recognition of National Police Week which is observed this year May 12-18. Senator Gittens, who worked for more than 20 years in law enforcement, is encouraging residents to show appreciation to

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FREDERIKSTED — In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as police week. This year national police week is being celebrated from May 12 to Saturday in the territory. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police

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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Virgin Islanders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of our community members. “AARP in The Virgin Islands is excited to shine a light on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The premiere weekend for the final play of the Pistarckle Theater 2018-19 Season will be Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 8 p.m. featuring the “engrossing, provocative” drama “Doubt,” written by John Patrick Shanley, and directed by Pistarckle’s Resident Director Frank Bartolucci.  Additional performances are Friday

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ORLANDO — Two Department of Health employees recently received national recognition for their work in vector control at the 85th American Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Florida. The employees, David Delgado and Aubrey Drummond, each received the Boyz-Ariaz Grass Roots Award, an award that commends non-supervisory field staff and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Environmental Protection will be celebrating Virgin Islands Small Business Week from May 6 to 10. This week-long celebration begins with two workshops to educate all small business industry owners and managers

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CHRISTIANSTED Senate President Kenneth Gittens has urged Virgin Islanders to remain vigilant in protecting themselves against contracting measles in light of the 2019 outbreak now affecting 22 states. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control more than 700 people have been infected with measles, the greatest number since 1994

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner designee Gary Molloy said Monday he is inviting Employers, Not-For-Profit Organizations and Training Service Providers to participate in this year’s Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL). VIDOL is seeking the following:· Employers and agencies who are interested in providing a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Junior Firefighter Corps will be hosting its first annual Easter Egg Hunt from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today at the Omar Brown, Sr. Fire Station (across from Barbel Plaza). There will be food, drinks, games, face painting and much more. Children ages two

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