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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has opened up a study of the territory’s coral reefs to the students of one Florida college, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) program said it is partnering with the USGS to provide

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     Dr. Evlyn Carlin CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands Master of Arts in Psychology program will now be eligible to become licensed counselors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bill No. 31-0134, which passed the 31st V.I. Legislature on Jan. 26, establishes the Virgin

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My fourth day in Cuba continued to be a wonderful learning experience for me. I have gained a greater understanding and admiration for the Cuban people. As one of the persons on the tour said: “They

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“Life’s A Beach” by WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST “Singing For Their Supper!” The Virgin Islands school lunch program is running out of money. How much you ask? Oh, just about 4.6 million dollars! What’s that you say? This is only the second month of the year! How can that

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Education St. Croix District Office of the Insular Superintendent and the leadership of the Elena Christian Jr. High School are appealing to residents living in the Aureo Diaz Heights housing community and surrounding neighborhoods to keep a watchful eye out for suspicious activity

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An Ulla Muller student gets up on stage and sings. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Principal Symra Dee Brown thought she had a way of exposing students to some of the biggest names in the St. Thomas music scene while at the same time raising money to purchase uniforms for the Ulla

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Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.

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