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By ACTING ASSISTANT U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION JASON BOTEL SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Two trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands opened my eyes to the enormity of the challenges students, educators and families there face, and what lies ahead to reverse the impact of

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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE). The manuscript, altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive Halophila Stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands,

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  FLORENCE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team remained winless after getting smacked down by North Alabama 92-58 on Tuesday night in Alabama. Jonathan Harley scored 13 points, Jake Fay added 11 points and Justin Syphoe had 10 points for the Buccaneers (0-10), who trailed by

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HORROR SHOW: UVI’s Research & Technology Park sustained major damage after Hurricane Maria. FREDERIKSTED — The UVI RTPark, the Specialist Economic Development Program of the Virgin Islands, reached a milestone this week – despite significant damage suffered from Hurricane Maria – with the addition of the 50th client to its network. The Board of

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ECLIPSE O’ CANE? It hasn’t happened in over 50 years but today’s total solar eclipse could coincide with a hurricane or tropical storm. Separate systems out in the Atlantic Ocean moving west or west-northwest, possibly putting at least one of them right in the path of totality of the eclipse. According to

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KILL ZONE: A female Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer directs traffic around the crime scene near 6th Street in Sugar Estate yesterday evening. Jason Eustache, 21, was the victim. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four people have been shot to death in St. Thomas in the last seven days. Jason Augustin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — All games for the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam will stream online at FloHoops.com. The announcement includes official tipoff times for all 16 games of the men’s and women’s tournaments at the 18th annual Paradise Jam, set for Nov. 17-25, at the University of the Virgin Islands. FloHoops

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ARRESTED: Hadiyah Shabazz says she’s studying nursing at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested by police on Friday for allegedly stabbing a three-month-old baby in the chest and neck. Hadiyah Shabazz, 20, of  Frederiksted was arrested on Friday evening

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WHITE ELEPHANT: UVI’s Gillian Marcelle is in New York City trying to draw attention to the few advantages of the empty Research and Technology Park in St. Croix. NEW YORK — The University of the Virgin Islands is beating the bush in the Big Apple trying to attract attention to

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