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UNION CITY — “Going…Going…Gone: The Grandeur of Golden-Age Cuba,” a film by fashion designer and former St. Croix Senator Wayne James, premiered at New Jersey’s prestigious Musto Cultural Center. The public screening of the three-part docufilm was officially hosted by Union City’s mayor Brian P. Stack and the city’s Board

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE Tamia Grant, a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been crowned the 42nd Miss UVI.  Reigning Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming crowned her successor at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation, which was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, on St. Croix.  “I feel

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St. Thomas American Federation of Teachers Protest Working Conditions In The Schools
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the St. Thomas-St. John American Federation of Teachers Local Union 1825 held a march Wednesday from Emancipation Gardens to the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building to protest poor working conditions in the public schools. “Teachers, students and supporters came out to express their concerns regarding

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Concerned Scientists Probe Sea Urchin Deaths In Caribbean
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SAN JUAN (AP) — Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983, alarming many who warn the trend could further decimate already frail coral reefs in the region. Dive shops first began reporting the deaths in

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Entrepreneurs Learn The Importance of Separating Personal and Business Finances
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Many small businesses begin as a personal venture or idea that is tied to the personal finances of an entrepreneur. But once that enterprise starts to grow, it is important for business owners to understand the benefits of keeping their personal and commercial finances separate.  To help

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Why Choose a Digital Marketing Major in 2022?
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The role of digital marketing skills cannot be underestimated these days, as even large corporations are turning to social media to deliver their marketing campaigns and seal important business deals. Using it all from YouTube and Instagram to personal blogs and interactive multimedia solutions, digital marketing is a constantly evolving

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UVI To Celebrate Earth Day With Mangrove Cleanup On St. Thomas
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As part of a larger effort to reduce marine debris in the territory, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is organizing the fifth Great Mangrove Cleanup along the mangrove shoreline in Vessup Bay, St. Thomas. The event is scheduled for April 2, 2022, in celebration of

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Caribbean Students Apply To Tennessee State For Grant Program
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee— More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations, the university said in a news release. High school graduates must

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Moderate 4.5 Earthquake Recorded Between Antigua and Guadeloupe Today
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BASSE-TERRE — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck near Guadeloupe this morning. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center said it occurred about 8:41 a.m. today at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the UWI Seismic Research Center, the quake hit: 55 miles northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre in

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8th Grader At Sion Farm Parochial School Wins 49th Annual Territorial Spelling Bee
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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Education congratulates Shadya Coureur, 8th grade, Free Will Baptist Christian School, winner of the 49th Annual Territorial Spelling Bee held on March 24 at the Free Will Baptist Christian School on St. Croix. Shadya won the 17-round competition by correctly spelling the word

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