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Virgin Islanders will be able to safely and legally dispose of old prescription medicines this month when the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney’s Office hold National Prescription Take–Back Events Oct. 27.

DEA Announces ‘19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’ for Saturday, Oct. 24

The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

USVI Embraces Innovative Travel Screening Portal as Tourism Engine Restarts

The V.I. Department of Tourism is confident that its latest strategic partnerships with national media and travel sellers to welcome travelers back to the USVI are already yielding encouraging returns for the territory.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reviews Enforcement in PR, USVI

Since 2017, CBP components in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have had increases in the narcotics and currency seized.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Government House on the Air in October

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas or comments.

FEMA Awards DOH $1.8M for Phase I Redevelopment of Old Mental Health and Clinical...

The Office of Disaster Recovery has announced the obligation of $1,837,783 to the Department of Health for the demolition of the old mental health building and interior renovations to its clinical buildings on St. Thomas.

VITEMA, Department of Health to Conduct Sheltering Survey

The survey focuses on emergency sheltering options during a pandemic event, such as the current COVID-19 situation. The 10-minute survey, comprised of 55 questions, will be distributed via social media and on the VITEMA website in three languages.
Gary Molloy is Labor Department commissioner-designee. (Submitted photo)

Labor to Begin New In-Person Service and Delivery Methods to the Public

Effective the week of Oct. 26, DOL has added to its mission for FY2021 to be more customer-centric. This includes the following.

Census 2020 USVI Continues Its Count of Households

The 2020 Census USVI teams have begun the field follow-up phase of its operations. This phase serves as a quality check to ensure all households have been counted.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Oct. 19-23

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Lieutenant Governor Informs Medicare Beneficiaries of 2020 Open Enrollment Procedures

For the safety of beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, open enrollment sessions will not be held in person. The enrollment deadline is Dec. 7, 2020.

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