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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Tim Duncan returned home to help launch a new children’s education initiative called “Yes! Our Kids Can.” Duncan and his wife Vanessa will be donating $500,000 via The Tim Duncan Foundation to help kick start the program, which is designed to help create higher education opportunities

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Department of Human Service Commissioner nominee Kimberly Causey-Gomez has identified the emergency shelters in the territory for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. “After careful deliberation, I am pleased to announce that shelters will be available territory-wide,” Causey-Gomez said. The shelters are as follows: ST. THOMAS — Department

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today announced Kimberley Causey-Gomez as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS). Causey-Gomez, who is a former 12-year employee with DHS, served as Assistant Commissioner and Administrator for the Division of Children, Youth and Families with the department before her departure

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LONDON — A new song by the British duo The Luck titled “Ella’s Hope” will be released on Friday. “Ella’s Hope” is a ballad about a five-year-old girl living in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a rare, severe neurological condition known as Rett Syndrome and her journey for a cure.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — My Brother’s Workshop will host “Mystery Under the Big Top” on April 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Under the Solar Awning at Montessori School. It will be a night of circus-themed sleuthing and fun. Tickets are $75 each and all proceeds from the evening’s event will

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PORT OF SPAIN — When he speaks of his home country, Carlos’ big, mahogany eyes well up. “It is too beautiful,” he says, “Venezuela has a variety of everything.” The 13-year-old has since moved with his family to Trinidad and Tobago – an island barely 11 kilometres (6.84 miles) away

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AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines,

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MONTEGO BAY — The Sandals Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International – celebrated 10 years of “fulfilling its promise to the Caribbean community” on Monday. Sandals invests in sustainable projects that improve Caribbean schools and build capacity in the education system, restore and conserve marine wildlife and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is pleased to announce the availability of a new CFVI scholarship — the Estelle Parrott Scholarship — which will be available for the first time for the 2019-2020 academic year. This scholarship will be funded annually through the Estelle

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