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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, issued the following statement concerning school maintenance and other updates provided by the Department of Education during a press conference today. “Our administration shares the concerns families have for a safe and conducive school environment for their children and continues to make the

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Agriculture Experiment Station (AES) has been featured in the August 2019 issue of National Geographic, one of the leading magazines on science, geography, history, and world culture. AES, which features an aquaculture program, is spotlighted in the magazine’s Explore Decoder section with

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a ceremony at the Limetree Bay Refinery, LLC (LBR) Monday evening officials of Limetree presented certificates of completion for basic operator training to 35 residents of St. Croix as they train to become refinery process operators. The employees completed a rigorous six-week training program and were recognized

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) launched an Inclusive Childcare Laboratory and Diagnostic Center on the St. Thomas Campus today. The new facility is intended to enhance the educational experience of pre-service teachers who will be supervised by professors as part of their studies – while

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new Master of Arts in Social Work (MSW) degree Program and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden extended his heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship. Through distribution by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, the Senator awarded $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the St. Thomas/St. John District who will attend a college,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will conduct a Federal Contracting Opportunities Boot Camp on St. Thomas on June 27 as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton has announced the launch of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gaps faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs with

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