GERS Offers Members Workshop on Pre-Retirement Planning

The Government Employees’ Retirement System invites its members to participate in a pre-retirement planning workshop. It will be held on…

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Beaches: Environmental Protection Issues Public Advisory

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that, as a result of the recent rains throughout the territory, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates negative environmental impacts caused by storm water runoff.

2015-10-09 13:19:47
Author Yassin Hall, Experts to Hold Mental Health Events

Yassin Hall, the author of “Journey Untold,” is on a mission to end the stigma of mental illness in the United States Virgin Islands. She is bringing a team of mental health professionals to the Virgin Islands, who will inform the public on how to maintain good mental health, stress strategies and coping skills.

2015-10-09 10:14:56
VITEMA All Hazards Preparedness Expo Set for Oct. 23 - 24

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will hold its 2015 Annual All Hazards Preparedness Expo this month, featuring first responder demonstrations, family fun and entertainment, and information and handouts from local, federal and private sector representatives on how to be ready when disaster strikes.
The expo is part of VITEMA’s ongoing education campaign to raise awareness about disaster preparedness and recovery.

2015-10-09 07:53:10
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VI DVSAC Names Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason New Executive Director

 The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (VI DVSAC) has announced that Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason is its new executive director. DVSAC decided that Simmonds-Esannason’s qualifications, education and experience, along with her enthusiasm for the organization’s mission, meets the needs of the agency.
Simmonds-Esannason said, "It is with much pleasure, honor and enthusiasm that I join the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) as the new executive director. As a survivor, providing leadership for an organization that aims to mark domestic violence and sexual assault as socially unacceptable is not only a professional desire but a personal and civil obligation as well.
With my extensive background in communications and counseling, it is my desire to contribute to DVSAC's upward mobility through increased visibility, efficacy and system advocacy - all of which I hope to do through the ongoing, ever growing partnerships with our council organizations. Conclusively, I am most gracious to our former executive director, DVSAC Board of Directors, staff and partners for the warm welcome that has been extended during the transitional period. I certainly look forward to working with all of you and the community to execute our goals, fulfill our mission and pursue the challenge of eliminating acts of domestic violence altogether."

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