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V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

Cancer Organization Launches Financial Assistance Program

Ribbons for a Cure Inc., a local cancer non-profit organization, has launched its Financial Assistance Program, which will provide a one-time financial assistance benefit for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans.

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Increases Grant Awards, Applications Available

The Annual Grant provides artistic support to Virgin Island artists and non-profit art organizations.

Premier Project Selects UVI Student for Summer Internship

The students were vetted to help launch PROPEL, a virtual/physical campus that will serve as a global digital hub for leadership and career development for more than 100 HBCUs.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for Funding

The environmental fund grants up to $7,000 to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.

Junior Achievement Offering Virtual Summer Programs

This summer, Junior Achievement (JA) of the U.S. Virgin Islands Summer Camp will be going virtual again. JA is offering two different virtual camp sessions for students of the USVI.

MBW to Begin Building Main Campus With $1M Matching Donation From Stephenson Family

My Brother’s Workshop plans to build its new campus consisting of 30,000 sq. ft. in total that will be located mid-island on Donoe Bypass and serve clients from St. Thomas and St. John.

Liberty Foundation Gives $50,000 Grant to Local Organizations Through CFVI

The funding will be used to support education, arts and culture, environmental protection and social wellbeing in the USVI.

Caribbean Toastmasters Clubs Achieve Highest Toastmasters Award

This is the first time in history that District 81 has achieved this status, thanks to the hard work of the district executive team, division directors, club presidents and members.

Secretary of Agriculture Declaration Makes SBA Economic Disaster Loans Available

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.

VI Children’s Museum Highlights ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ Videos Online

Virgin Islanders all over the world can watch the Cultural Ambassador videos on the museum's YouTube Channel or Facebook.

‘Kids Kitchen Summer Saturdays’ Meal Program to Begin June 12

Kids Kitchen will visit communities, weekend camps and playgrounds to provide meals. The meals will be all pre-packaged for distribution in keeping with coronavirus protocols and guidelines.

CORE STX Coral Strike Team Fights Dangerous Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.

DHS Regulatory Services Accepting Applications for Child Care Mini Grants

Licensed child care and early childhood providers in the territory may apply and receive up to $30,000 in grant funding to strengthen, improve, and/or remediate their programs.

Team to Survey Entire STX Reef System to Treat Diseased Coral Colonies

The Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation STX Coral Strike Team will be performing Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease intervention treatment at Cane Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5.

Hospitality Professionals Clarke and Azeez Bring Expertise to CHTA Board

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is welcoming two new trustees who will help deliver on the foundation’s mission to support Caribbean hospitality professionals in their careers.

CFVI Relaunches The Virtues Project in USVI

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is relaunching The Virtues Project, a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life and to spark a global revolution.

AFT Local 1825 Releases Election Results

Congratulations to the 2021-2023 officers. Thanks to the Elections Committee and all members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) who participated in this democratic process.

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