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John Winston Christopher Dies

John Winston Christopher has died. There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.

CFVI Announces 2022 Recipient of Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award

The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund has chosen Christian Torres-Santana from Puerto Rico to receive this year's award.

Encarnacion Says Construction of New WIC Program Building Is on Schedule

The Gov. Albert Bryan and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach Administration look forward to the building’s completion in September 2023.

UVI Names Administrative Building in Honor of President Emerita Dr. LaVerne Ragster

In addition to authorizing the naming of the campus’ administrative hub in Ragster’s honor, the 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands recognizes her contributions to UVI and the territory in research and science as well as her contributions to the children of the Virgin Islands. 

DOH Continues Territory’s First Health Equity Summit on Dec. 2

The initial segment of the Health Equity Summit was held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, on St. Croix. The conversation will continue Friday, Dec. 2, on St. Thomas.

UVI Seeks Theme Ideas from Community for 2023 Afternoon on the Green Theme

To enter the contest, ideas must be submitted by Christmas Eve and the winner will be announced in the New Year.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Now Available in Territory

The Neighborhood Pharmacy, located in Frederiksted, St. Croix, is the first location in the V.I. where vaccines can be obtained.

Plaskett Announces $47+ Million in Grant Funding for V.I. Department of Education

The federal grant is from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Virgin Islands Department of Education.

CZM to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on St. Thomas East End Reserves Management Plan

The community attending the public meeting will hear about and provide feedback on updates to the management plan for the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER), a locally managed marine protected area.

DPNR Warns Public of Illegal Sand Mining

The Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) reminds the public that this activity is prohibited without a permit and violators may be subjected to a hefty fine

Roach Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Deadline

Medicare beneficiaries are able to join or drop their prescription drug plan by the scheduled December deadline.

Shunda Jeffers Dies

Shunda Jeffers died on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Merchants Commercial Bank to Host an Informational Workshop on Employee Retention Tax Credits

The Employee Retention Tax Credit program is a refundable credit that businesses throughout the territory can claim on qualified wages, including certain health insurance costs.

125th COVID-Related Death Confirmed by Health Department

The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 125th death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, an 84-year-old St. Thomas man.

Gloria Gwendolyn Gumbs Dies

Gloria Gwendolyn Gumbs, also known as "Glory," died on Nov.7, 2022 at her residence on St. Thomas.

Agnes Boyd Dies at 59

Agnes Boyd died on Nov. 16 at the age of 59.

Jasim Densil Thompson Dies

Jasim Densil Thompson, also known as “Denver,” died on Thursday, Nov. 3, He resided on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

USVI Tournament Shows Territory’s Growing Interest in Chess

Over the Nov. 12-13 weekend, the USVI Chess Association (USVICA) held a US Chess-rated tournament at the Research and Technology Park on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Beach Advisory for November 21-25

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory.

Greta Leona Hart Dies at 84

Greta Leona Hart died on Nov. 14 at the age of 84.
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