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Darrell Corbin McFarlane


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Hikers reach the top of Fortsberg, part of a tour of St. John covering the territory of the 1733 slave revolt, in November 2011. This year’s tour takes place on Friday, with participants asked to meet at the Cruz Bay ferry dock at 9:30 a.m.


Obituaries
Charlene V. Clendinen

Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Charlene V. Clendinen, who passed away on Nov. 11, 2019 at Schneider Regional Medical Center at the age of 67.

Charlene V. Clendinen is survived by her husband, Christian D. Clendinen Sr.; daughter, Charmaine D. Clendinen-Hanley; adopted daughter, Debra Marks-Lovelace; stepdaughter, Michel R. Clendinen; stepsons, Christian D. Clendinen Jr. and Raymond A. Clendinen; grandchildren, Wingrove Hanley III, Caya Hanley and Laila Hanley; brother, George “Bimbi” Lindesay; nieces, Almarie E. Arrindell and Yvette Y. Lindesay; nephew, Erwin A. Muhammad; brothers-in-law, Cletis A. Clendinen Jr., Victor A. Clendinen Sr. and Roque H. Clendinen Sr.; sisters-in-law, Adelaide Clendinen, Princessa Clendinen, Valerie Clendinen and Celeste Clendine; son-in-law, Wingrove Hanley II; great nieces, Nicole M. Arrindell, Qadra Palmer and Kahlima Palmer; great-nephews, Marshae D. Palmer, Adrian M. Arrindell and Yamin Palmer; great-great nephew, Braedyn Joseph; cousin, Theodora Morehead; great aunts, Carol Challenger and Helen Francis; and godchildren, too many to mention.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend first viewing on Monday, Dec. 2, at Celestial Chapel Hurley Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. The second viewing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Nisky Moravian Church from 9 to 10 a.m., with service immediately following at 10 a.m.

Interment will be at Western Cemetery #3.

Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. For online directions and condolences, visit www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com.


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Pilgrimage to 1733 African revolution sites set for Friday on St. John

The 35th annual pilgrimage to key sites connected to the 1733 African revolution on St. John will take place Friday. Those interested in attending should meet at the Cruz Bay ferry dock at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. This educational experience is led by tour guides who will provide presentations on an array of historic, cultural, and environmental topics, many in reference to the 1733 revolution.

Reggae in the park Friday, health and wellness vegan fest Saturday

Reggae Dynasty band will perform in Franklin Powell Sr. Park tomorrow evening from 6 to 11 p.m., and on Saturday in the park a health and wellness vegan fest will take place from 3 to 11 p.m. with presentations by Island Rootz, Speedy Redemption and Lovelivin.

WAPA public hearing on power supply options Wednesday in Cruz Ba

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The V.I. Water and Power Authority will hold public hearings on a revised Integrated Resource Plan that defines WAPA’s generation through 2044.

The St. John meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room.

The Integrated Resource Plan was prepared by engineering consulting firm Black & Veatch to evaluate power supply options for the separate power systems on St. Croix and on St. Thomas-St. John. The overall objective of the plan is to identify the mix of generation resources that will achieve a safe, adequate, and reliable supply of power at the lowest reasonable cost and in an environmentally sound manner.

The public is invited to review the plan and provide comments at the hearing.

Ongoing work at north shore National Park beaches to continue

Landscaping crews are working on north shore Virgin Islands National Park beaches from Hawksnest to Francis Bay to remove standing dead trees that pose hazards to beachgoers and to clean up downed debris that poses risks to coral reefs if washed offshore.

The work is intended to leave underground root wads intact to minimize beach erosion and aid future replanting efforts, and all work is being done using hand tools to minimize impacts to the beaches and visitors.

This project is being undertaken by St. John-based B&C Transport LLC with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cinnamon Bay and Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, and all work is being overseen by the park’s natural resources staff.

Work is expected to be complete by late December, at which point replanting will begin.

Volunteers wishing to help with the replanting effort should contact Mark Gestwicki at mgestwicki@friendsvinp.org or call 340-779-4940.

Virgin Islands National Park seeking beach patrol volunteers for season

The Virgin Islands National Park is seeking beach patrol volunteers for the upcoming season, Dec. 1 through June 1.

Each volunteer will be assigned to conduct a foot patrol at a designated beach for two hours daily. A 20-hour per week commitment is required. Volunteers will be responsible for dissemination of general park information along with ensuring visitors are adhering to park rules and regulations.

Those interested should contact Andrea Joseph at andrea_joseph@nps.gov.