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Homeland Collections Portrait Gallery (HCPG) -Virgin Islands News is about Virgin Islands news, business,events and information. Happenings in the US Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island in our Virgin Islands American Paradise.
Alejandro Perez on received his Boy Scouts’ Eagle Badge
We would like to congratulate Alejandro Perez on receiving his Boy Scouts’ Eagle Badge and graduating form High School. Also congratulations to his mother, Maria Perez. We wish him continued success.
University of the Virgin Islands Celebrates Golden Jubilee
St. Croix US Virgin Islands Reception
The University of the Virgin Islands celebrated 50 years with Golden Jubilee receptions held on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John Virgin Islands. On Friday, January 27, 2012 UVI celebrated its Golden Jubilee on St. Croix at University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall at the Albert A Sheen Campus. The Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands and President David Hall invited all alumni to attend. It was a grand affair. The theme was Honoring Our Past – Creating Our Future.
During the reception refreshments and hors d’oeuvres were served. The program featured remarks from the Board, President Hall, Past CVI/UVI Presidents, Legislature and Governor’s Office. Eddie Russell Quelbe Jazz Band kept the attendees entertained. The reception was also the beginning of UVI fund raising efforts.
As a three-time Graduate of University of the Virgin Islands, formerly College of the Virgin Islands I was very happy to attend the reception on St. Croix. I met other alumni not seen for a long time and former UVI Students that I had taught when I was a UVI professor. It was like a family reunion. I wish the University of the Virgin Islands 50 more years of wonderful achievements.
Dr. Denise Bennerson
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Colonel Caroline Fawkes Virgin Islands Retirement Ceremony
Colonel Caroline Fawkes Retires
Colonel Caroline F. Fawkes had a wonderful Virgin Islands National Guard Retirement Ceremony in her honor on January 22, 2012 in St. Croix Central High School Gymnasium on St. Croix US Virgin Islands. It was a grand retirement ceremony for Colonel Fawkes. All that was in attendance sat in awe at all the many FIRST accomplishments in her life that paved the way for many others, in particular Women in military service. We commend her not only as a military person, but for the wonderful and humble person she is. We hope she enjoys her retirement and wish her continued success.
See some highlights of Retirement Ceremony that was held in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Help Uninsured Women With Mammogram Screenings
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands December 7, 2011 - This evening was a premier showing of the movie, “1 a Minute,” (2010) held at the Innovative Building in St. Croix US Virgin Islands. The purpose of the event was to raise funds to pay for mammograms for uninsured women in the Virgin Islands. Presently, women who are uninsured have to pay $230.00 for a mammogram. Senator Nellie Rivera-O’Reilly and her staff hosted the event. The movie “1 a Minute” was directed by Namrata Sing Gujral. She speaks about her experience as a woman who discovered that she had breast cancer and how she reacted. She talks about her experience and showcases the experience of many well known celebrities who had or have had families with cancer.