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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Danny Glover, award winning actor, producer, political activist, and humanitarian will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2018 commencement ceremonies. The ceremony will first take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, 2018, then on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

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SAN JUAN — A Puerto Rico teachers union filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the island’s education department seeking to stop the U.S. territory from creating charter schools and offering private school vouchers as part of an overhaul of the education system. The lawsuit filed by the Association of Puerto Rican

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Government Association (SGA) Queens Committee invites the public to its annual Miss University of the Virgin Islands Ambassadorial Competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the St. Croix Educational Complex Gymnasium on St. Croix. “We are glad to continue the tradition

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — If it had been a student doing the rape, at least there would not have been a security breach. But UVI President David Hall admitted today that someone from outside the university got into a dorm room and raped a teen-age student. There was a security breach.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An unidentified man entered a University of the Virgin Islands student’s dorm room on St. Thomas and raped her. The 19-year-old victim told police that between midnight and 1 a.m. on Saturday the man entered her room and raped her. Police did not say if the woman

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SAN JUAN — Scientists in Puerto Rico have secured grant funding from the National Science Foundation to teach students to develop their own scientific solutions to the challenges created by natural disasters affecting the region. Category four hurricanes Irma and Maria caused loss of life and mass devastation to the

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FREDERIKSTED — Alexandria Wozniak and Mackenzie Gross each walked away crowned Miss Incredible 2018 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). The inaugural Miss Incredible Competition was held earlier in March in the Cafetorium on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Alexandria Wozniak is a junior early

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PANAMA CITY — Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the $11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.

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WASILLA — Wasilla High School in Alaska opens the 2018 4A boys state tournament against East Anchorage on Thursday morning. It’s an expected return for a veteran-laden Wasilla program that finished as the 2017 runner-up in Alaska high school basketball. But for one member of the Warriors, the state tournament

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PORT OF SPAIN — New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in

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