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The USVI Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with other public and private agencies, to include the St. John Administrator and the St. John Foundation, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on the island of St. John, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30pm at the St. John Legislature building. The DOH previously held a Town Hall meeting on St. Thomas,...
CRUZ BAY -- The Southeast Regional Director of the National Park Service told St. John residents, park workers and supporters he wants to create a model relationship between the park and the people who live and work on island. The Aug. 3 meeting with NPS Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin was organized by VI Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. Plaskett...
The local dance team, Dynamic Dancers will be hosting a back-to-school giveaway on August 27. The group is led by Loraine Richards and consists of 14 talented and motivated girls. The Dynamic Dancers recently raised $11,000 to perform in New York state, and they plan to do many more performances elsewhere. The giveaway will take place in Franklin A. Powell Park...
Last week, the Coral Bay Community Council mailed letters to 500 property owners in Coral Bay, St. John who have mailing addresses on St. John and St. Thomas.  “These letters are an effort to reach out to residents who don’t routinely use email and social media -- and let them know about our programs and projects.  We want to...
Story written by Amy Roberts and Raven Phillips. It was 20 years ago last April that the Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament for high school girls was held for the first time. Since then, almost $170,000 has been raised to provide scholarships for young college-bound women from St. John as well as for female softball players from throughout the territory. This year’s...
Janelle Sarauw, who was sworn in as a senator 12 days ago, could have chosen to hold her first town meeting on St. John at the cushy, air-conditioned Legislative Conference Room on St. John, but she preferred to hold it at a nearby wooden building used by the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation. “We’re holding it in this dilapidated...
CRUZ BAY -- The end of the school year on St. John was met with opportunity for 47 eighth graders from the island’s public and private schools. Members of the St. John Rotary Club invited them to join a mentoring program. According to Rotary STJ President BJ Harris, the goal is to give the youth a first hand look...
Although funding has been reduced, three valuable programs to help children reach their potential academically are continuing at the Julius E. Sprauve School (JESS) throughout the summer and fall. The three-year funding cycle of the 21st Century Community Learning Program was due to expire in the summer of 2017, but a corps of dedicated community members has applied for an...
St. John - Tuesday, August 1 at 6 pm Senator Janelle Sarauw will be hosting a town hall meeting on St. John at the Sports, Parks and Recreation Building across from the Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. The forum is open to all questions focused on the island of St. John or the U.S. Virgin Islands as a...
Donations are being accepted to assist Mary Pat Brown, who is recovering after a serious auto accident last Friday evening. Brown, who is the office manager of Connections in Cruz Bay, had been planning to meet with Cid Hamling, the owner of Connections, to go to dinner with friends.  When Brown failed to arrive, Hamling went to look for her. A...
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