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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — All in-person Kindergarten classes at the Joseph Gomez Elementary School will be dismissed at 11 a.m. today, due to an electrical service interruption affecting classrooms, the Virgin Islands Department of Education said. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the school campus, according to the

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24 September 2021 In a joint statement, the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Regional Commissions have called for enhanced regional cooperation to develop nature-based and technological solutions for capturing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and ensuring its long-term storage. This week’s High-level Dialogue on Energy will be the first

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BRIDGETOWN — University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus launched an initiative to boost education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on September 15. The initiative, named, RISE Caribbean – the Research Initiative for Supporting Education in the Caribbean, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $705,527 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to complete repairs and replace damaged contents at the Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives on St. Thomas.

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SUNNY ISLE — In celebration of NICU Awareness Month in September, JFL has set a new standard for neonatal nutritional care for critically ill premature babies, the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) is the first hospital in the U.S. Virgin Islands to adopt Prolacta’s exclusive human

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FREDERIKSTED — A Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority blackout sent some west end elementary school students back to learning from home. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, announced the early dismissal of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School’s in-person classes on September 13, “effective immediately, due to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin has tested positive for COVID-19. Berry-Benjamin underwent COVID-19 testing on Friday, after experiencing symptoms overnight on September 9, the Department of Education said. Berry-Benjamin did not perform any official duties following an emergency press conference she hosted on Thursday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin hosted Governor Albert Bryan on a tour of four schools—Ricardo Richards Elementary and Lew Muckle Elementary on St. Croix, Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John, and Joseph Gomez Elementary School on St. Thomas—to mark the reopening of campuses

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As Virgin Islanders mobilize to demand and act to increase their food security, the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) teamed up to aid farmers and families by donating more than 850 fruit trees on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. This effort was sponsored by Cruzan

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, said it has suspended school bus service until further notice. Parents are asked to continue to provide transportation to and from school for children attending in-person classes. Special Education students in self-contained classrooms attending in-person classes are not affected

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