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DHS Extends Deadline for Childcare and Regulatory Services Mini Grants to Aug. 31

Childcare and early childhood providers in the territory may apply and receive up to $30,000 in grant funding.

Soccer Association Women’s National Team Competing in Turks/ Caicos Islands Festival

Participating in The Turks and Caicos Islands Women's Football Festival along with the USVI, are Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas senior women’s national soccer teams.

Randall “Doc” James Racetrack Work Expected to Start as Early as August

VIGL, the company selected to operate and manage the U.S. Virgin Islands' two horse tracks, is set to begin reconstruction as soon as August at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack, according to Lance Griffith, the chief executive officer of VIGL.

Judicial Branch Temporarily Suspends In-person Services and Proceedings in August

The order, which goes into effect on Aug. 2 and remains in effect through Aug. 31, has been issued in response to the continued public health threat posed by COVID-19.

Blue Skies Sandbag Distribution Scheduled for All Residents

Six filled sandbags will be distributed to residents from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5 and Friday, Aug. 6. Households are limited to a maximum of six filled sandbags.

Territory Records its 37th Death Amid COVID Surge

The U.S. Virgin Islands has recorded its 37th death related to COVID-19 – a 67-year-old woman on St. Croix – the fourth person in the territory to die from the virus since July 22.

Oriol Reminds Building Community of Importance of the Permit Process

“Besides being the law, acquiring building permits is the most significant step in any kind of construction project."

DHS Closes Head Start Administrative Offices Following Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Human Services has closed both the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office on St. Croix and the Knud Hansen office on St. Thomas because a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

WAPA Elects VIEO Director Kyle Fleming As New Governing Board Chairman

The election of officers was one of several actions taken Thursday by board members meeting via Zoom.

Limetree to Start Prepping Refinery For Long-Term Shutdown By End of July

Preparatory work for the long-term shutdown of Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix is set to begin by Saturday, July 31, less than two days from now, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

VIPD Commissioner Nominee Addresses Community Questions

During an episode of “Inside the Cabinet” on Wednesday, a new series released by the Government House, the V.I. Police Department Commissioner nominee Ray A. Martinez addressed some of the communities’ questions.

WAPA Board Elects Energy Office Director Fleming As Chair

In a unanimous vote, the Water and Power Authority Board elected Energy Office Director Kyle Fleming chairman on Thursday.

Love City Car Ferries Sets Rate for After-Hours Trips

Love City Car Ferries, one of the three barge companies that runs trips regularly between Cruz Bay, St. John, and Red Hook, St. Thomas, has a new policy regarding fares on after-hours trips.

FEMA Gives Millions of Dollars in Grants to V.I. Agencies

FEMA has granted money for numerous local government agencies, including the V.I. Water and Power Authority and the V.I. Housing Authority.

Many V.I. Winter Birds Are Summer Nesters in the U.S.

Ospreys, great blue herons and many ducks and warblers are all regular winter residents of the Virgin Islands, but many of them go to the northern United States to breed.

Governor Orders Virtual Learning at Public Schools Due to COVID Surge

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has ordered U.S. Virgin Islands public schools to use virtual learning instead of in-person classrooms when they reopen on August 9, Government House announced Thursday.

Plaskett, Kelly, Congressional Black Caucus Send Letter About Sickle Cell to HHS Secretary

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement s regarding a letter she and other members of Congress sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra regarding sickle cell disease.

DOL to Make Transition to Direct Deposit; Claimants Must Make Changes Prior to Jan. 1, 2022

To be eligible for benefit payments, all claimants must enroll in the direct deposit payment system by registering online with MyUIclaim Portal.

STX Man Sentenced to Over Five Years on Firearm Charge

Troy Lance Patterson age 52, of St. Croix was sentenced Tuesday in federal court by Judge Wilma Lewis to a term of sixty months of incarceration for carrying of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

Health Officials Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Age 12 and Older Amid Surge

Prompted by the increased spread of the extra-contagious new Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the growing public danger, the V.I. Health Department is recommending children age 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine as the most effective means of preventing severe illness and death related to the virus.

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