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UVI and NASA to Host Global Outreach Program for VI and International Students

The annual, week-long outreach event will offer 17 virtual sessions to be held Jan. 24-28, featuring live presentations from NASA scientists, including Virgin Islander Simmione Fullwood.

World Central Kitchen Names Nine V.I. Recipients of 4th Round of Grants

The funds will be used by program participants to finance capital improvements such as building chicken coops, upgrading food packing facilities, installing irrigation systems., and much more.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Relaunches COVID-19 Testing

Schneider Regional Medical Center will relaunch its drive-up COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday.

National Park Service Seeks Public Input on Caneel Bay Redevelopment Options

The National Park Service has released an initial set of concepts that could guide the redevelopment of Caneel Bay at VI National Park. The public is invited to provide input on the concepts for 30 days beginning Jan. 18.

Virtual Expo to Bring GVI Employees Closer to Achieving Wellness Goals

The full-day virtual expo will feature a range of interactive sessions, dynamic speakers and meaningful demonstrations on cooking, fitness and health management.

Caribbean Genealogy Library to Hold Annual Membership Meeting Jan. 22

The guest speaker for the annual meeting will be David W. Knight Sr., who is a cultural resource consultant, historian and author.

COVID Claims 3 More Virgin Islanders

Three more Virgin Islanders died of COVID-19 in the last seven days, bringing the territory's loss to 94, government officials said Tuesday. The news comes as students and school employees prepare to return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 24.

Coral Bay Community Council Seeks Stories About St. John Schools

The Coral Bay Community Council is collecting the stories of two schoolhouses: the East End School and the original schoolhouse at the Guy Benjamin School and documenting their important roles in the culture and education from 1870 to about 1970. 

Coral Bay Community Council to Hold ‘Stuff Depot’ Fundraiser

The Coral Bay Community Council will host a “Stuff Depot” on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors at Caribbean Oasis on St. John.

V.I. Board of Education Begins Application Process for Financial Aid Program on Jan. 17

The VIBE program offers territorial scholarship fund loan/grants, special legislative grants and in-service training grants to bona fide residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands at the time of an application, whether high school, vocational or college students.

Beach Advisory for January 10-14

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of January 10 – 14, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Spike Postpones Two Agriculture Events: What Event Planners Need to Know

Two of the three remaining major agriculture fairs in the Virgin Islands have postponed their dates based on consideration for the spike in COVID-19 numbers.

USDA Invests $50 Million to Improve Conservation Programs, Address Climate Change

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is investing $50 million in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry, including four projects targeting the PR and the USVI.

Albert A. Harrison Sr. Dies at 84

Albert A. Harrison Sr. of Estate La Grange, Frederiksted, died on Sunday, Jan. 2.

Mary Avila Dies at 97

Mary Avila, also known as Bodicea Richards, was born in Trinidad April 8, 1924, and died on Dec. 23, 2021.

MBW Plans Virtual 5th Annual Mystery Event for February 26

My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) will host “Mystery in Paradise” set to the theme of Clue by Hasbro from 7-10 p.m. (AST) on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Velma Farrelly-Dunbar Dies at 73

Velma Farrelly-Dunbar of Estate Rattan died on Dec. 15, 2021.

Sherlene Carren Williams-Lawrence Dies

Sherlene Carren Williams-Lawrence of Barren Spot, St. Croix, died on Dec. 19, 2021.

SBA Deadline Approaching for Working Capital Loans for Disaster Declaration for Drought

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.

‘No V.I. Child Goes Hungry’ Feeding Initiative to Resume on Thursday, January 13

The Virgin Islands Department of Education will operate its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative from Jan.13-21, as it continues to provide nutritious meals to students during virtual learning.

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