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SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS: Ivanna Eudora Kean Principal Stefan Jurgen gives introductory remarks at the first Math Bowl held Monday, May 12 in the school’s library.     CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The CAHS math wizards emerged as winners in the first St. Thomas-St. John District High School Math Bowl, held Friday, May

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BASKETBALL FETE: The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) provided a healthy setting for youngsters to interact with each other in peace — and get exercise and a free meal into the bargain. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said today that at least 60 teenagers participated in

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SHOW TIME: Deputy Education Superintendent Faith Dane George Boone introduces the students on stage. FREDERIKSTED — Steel bands from public and parochial schools on St. Croix showcased their musical talents at the Department of Education Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education’s annual Steel Pan Exposition held April 22 at the

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JUNIOR ACHIEVERS: Arthur Richards Junior High School had 14 students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society recently. FREDERIKSTED — The Arthur A. Richards Junior High School (AARJHS) inducted fourteen of its top scholars into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Friday, April 21, 2017 during a ceremony held

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BIG DONATION: To the Queen Louise Home for Children in Frederiksted St. Croix. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed May Foster Care Month  in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in the weeks ahead Mapp said that his administration “will increase its efforts to reach out to potential foster parents

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Pedro Cruz said today that reconstruction of the Horace Clarke Ballpark on St. Croix will begin May 4, 2017, with an expected completion date of July 3, 2017, according to a Government House statement. The former Arthur Richards baseball field will be

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LEOMINSTER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction for the 2014 shooting death of St. Croix native Odin Lloyd will be voided after the former New England Patriots star was found dead in his prison cell early today, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. As was widely reported on NBC

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PROUD FARMERS: Students learn about agriculture and commerce first-hand at Ricardo Richards Elementary School where children are growing fresh produce and then selling it to the general community. CHRISTIANSTED — Ricardo Richards Elementary School (RRES) embarked on a garden project starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Today, the project consists of

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HURRICANE HUNTER TOUR: Includes Puerto Rico and Mexico, but doesn’t include the U.S. Virgin Islands. WASHINGTON — The 2017 hurricane season is fast approaching, and NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft to help communities in Puerto

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BUS SHANTY IN FREDERIKSTED FREDERIKSTED — A two-year old St. Croix child was killed instantly when the vehicle that was carrying the infant flipped over after striking a tree first. On April 5, 2017, at approximately 11:29 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call in reference to car

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