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Governor Congratulates Complex Grads, Sends Regrets He Will Miss Ceremony

Bryan expressed his regrets for having to miss the ceremony because he has been called to testify before Congress at the same time the graduation is scheduled.

Putting Their Future on the Dotted Line

Twenty-four seniors from the Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy stepped up to the stage in a school assembly on Monday afternoon to sign commitment papers for their chosen endeavors.

Michelle Smith Wins Florida State Title; Mikaela Smith, Sofia Swindell Are Champions

Michelle Smith's time made her the fastest high school sophomore in the 300m hurdles in the United States.

UVI Bulletin Board for May

Here's what is happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Staff Sergeant Julian Christopher Francis Jr. Dies

Staff Sergeant Julian Christopher Francis Jr. died on April 9.

V.I. Fire Service Celebrates EMS Week, May 16-22

This year’s National EMS Week presents a timely opportunity for our territory to thank all EMS practitioners who continue to serve on the front lines of our war on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beach Advisory for May 9-13

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following.

G-Clef Academy Summer Music Camp to Begin June 20

This year, children ages 4 to 14 have a choice of six musical instruments to learn during the five-week music camp, which will run June 20 to July 22. 

Carlos Rivera Sr. Dies at 62

Carlos Rivera Sr. died on Jan. 25. He was 62 years old.

Eduarda Francis Dies

Eduarda Francis, also known as “Apa,” “Carbie” or “Mami,” died on April 13.

Martha Raphael Dies in Nashville

Martha Raphael (nee Thomas), 81, of Strawberry Hill, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed away on Monday, April 25, in Nashville, Tenn. She was born on Aug. 22, 1940, on the island of Dominica, West Indies.

All Saints Cathedral School’s Annual Slider Showdown Seeks Entries for May 21 Benefit

The slider categories include Best Burger, Best Pulled Pork, Best Seafood and Best Veggie Slider. A special award recognizing ‘The People’s Champ,’ the most popular slider, will be presented.

Agriculture Continues Disease Surveillance of All Swine and Chicken Farms in USVI

In response to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2021, every effort is being made to keep the disease out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States.

VIPD POLICE WEEK CALENDAR 2022

The Virgin Islands Police Department will be commemorating this year’s Police Week with the following events starting on Sunday, May 15, 2022. 

Virgin Islanders on Covid-19’s Frontlines Honored at UVI Graduation

Two Virgin Islands health professionals were honored during graduation exercises held this week at the University of the Virgin Islands.

VIDOH Urges the Public to Continue Adhering to COVID-19 Safety Practices During Upcoming Public Events

The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is continuing to advise the public on the importance of practicing COVID-19 preventive measures.

Department of Human Services to Hold ‘Project Homeless Connect’ Events During May

The last Project Homeless Connect event was held in 2015 and successfully served 217 persons on St. Thomas, 185 on St. Croix and 38 on St. John. Volunteers from government and community-based agencies have participated in the planning and will come together to support this year’s three-event effort.

DOH Aligns Isolation/ Quarantine Procedures With CDC Recommendations

The V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is revising its isolation and quarantine guidelines to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new policies are as follows.

USDA Investing $19.8M in USVI/ PR Watershed Infrastructure Projects to Benefit Rural Areas

These projects include rehabilitating dams, flood prevention and watershed restoration projects, and they are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Steadroy Theophilus Meade Dies

Steadroy Theophilus Meade, also known as “Stead,” of Estate Clifton Hill died on May 1.  

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