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Board of Elections Schedules Town Halls on Primary and General Elections

A voting machine demonstration as well as a voter registration drive will be conducted. The public is encouraged to come out and participate in these very important meetings.

Governor Proclaims National Public Works Week in the Virgin Islands

The 2022 theme for the national week of recognition of public works agencies around the country, which is celebrating its 62nd anniversary, is “Ready and Resilient.”

Senators Say Former WAPA Officials Guilty of Fraud and Embezzlement

Senators at the Committee of the Whole on Monday asked Kyle Fleming, chairman of the Water and Power Authority Governing Board, and Andrew Smith, chief executive officer of the Authority if a report from the Inspector General detailing serious flaws in the WAPA-VITOL contracting process should lead to a criminal charge.

Health: Mandates Could Return If Cases Don’t Decline

Recently the V.I. Health Department revised its procedures for isolation with those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Commissioner Justa Encarnacion repeated them during the weekly media briefing Monday.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Extends Penalty Waiver Program to May 31

This program applies to both corporate and individual income taxes and gross receipts taxes.

V.I. Fire Service Celebrates EMS Week, May 16-22

This year’s National EMS Week presents a timely opportunity for our territory to thank all EMS practitioners who continue to serve on the front lines of our war on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office of Lieutenant Governor Gives Update on Divisions That Have Resumed Operations

The public is advised, however, that services offered by the Notary Public Division remain temporarily ceased. Additionally, the St. Croix Tax Assessor Office, and the on-site cashier located at the Lagoon Street Commercial Bldg. No. 1 (Frederiksted) location remain temporarily closed.

DLCA St. Thomas Experiencing Service Interruptions

The DLCA office located at Property and Procurement Building, 8201 Sub Base, Suite 1, St. Thomas, is experiencing internet and telephone service interruptions.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: May 16 – 20

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

Plaskett Announces FY2023 Community Project Funding Requests

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (VI-00) has released the following statement on her office’s priorities for FY2023 community project funding requests

Department of Human Services to Hold ‘Project Homeless Connect’ Events During May

The last Project Homeless Connect event was held in 2015 and successfully served 217 persons on St. Thomas, 185 on St. Croix and 38 on St. John. Volunteers from government and community-based agencies have participated in the planning and will come together to support this year’s three-event effort.

Human Services Waives Fee for Senior ID Cards

Seniors 60 years of age and older qualify to receive a Senior ID Card from DHS. Once they are given scheduled appointment dates, they will need to provide supporting documents to verify age.

USDA Investing $19.8M in USVI/ PR Watershed Infrastructure Projects to Benefit Rural Areas

These projects include rehabilitating dams, flood prevention and watershed restoration projects, and they are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Bryan and Roach Announce Bid for Reelection

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach formally announced Tuesday night that they will once again place their bid for a second term.

Plaskett, Colleagues Successfully Launch Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation

Congresswoman Plaskett (VI), a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture Committees, released the following statement on the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation.

VIEDA, DPNR Launch USVI CARES Act Fisheries Assistance Program

Eligible USVI fishery participants can apply for federal funding for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

V.I. Parole Board Schedules Hearings for May 30 Through June 3

Anyone who wants to share testimony on behalf of or against any inmate must submit written comments to the board or advise the board of his /her desire to appear and testify. Such notices must be received by the board no later than May 25.  Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to the chairman of the parole board.

Rise in COVID Expected by DOH

COVID infections are increasing worldwide, and the spike in the Virgin Islands was expected by V.I. Health officials, Reuben Molloy, deputy commissioner of the Health Department, said Monday at the weekly Government House briefing.

Judicial Branch Launches E-Filing for Marriage Applications

With this new capability, applicants may also pay the marriage application and license fees online at the time of initiating the marriage case

Messages of Positivity and Progress Resonate at USVIHTA Annual General Meeting

The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association’s members came together at the annual general meeting to honor 40 years of serving the USVI tourism and hospitality community as of 2021.

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