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Barnes to Stand Trial Dec. 6 in Casino Control Case After Motion to Continue Denied

Stephanie Barnes will stand trial Dec. 6 on charges of stealing from the Casino Control Commission after V.I. District Court Chief Judge Robert Molloy denied her motion to continue the matter to a later date.

A Thanksgiving Message From Delegate Stacey Plaskett

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for the awesome work I and my team have been able to do for you, the people of the Virgin Islands.

Lieutenant Governor Expresses Profound Sadness for Tragic Loss of VIFS Firefighter

This incident is a painful loss that has impacted the lives of so many in our community and throughout our emergency response services.

U.S. Department of Education Approves VIDE’s Plan to Spend $138 Million in Rescue Act Grant Funding

Berry-Benjamin said the approval of VIDE’s 56-page ARP-OA SEA Implementation plan is a significant step forward in the department’s commitment to large-scale transformation of the territory’s public education system.

Crown Act Advances, Seeks Protection Against Hairstyle and Texture Discrimination

Following the rhetoric of a dozen states, the Education and Workforce Development Committee voted to advance legislation during Tuesday's hearing seeking the adoption of the Crown Act, which was first campaigned in 2019 in partnership with former California-based Sen. Holly Mitchell.

Bajo El Sol to Host Tami Navarro Signing Newly Published Book Followed by Discussion, Q&A

“Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the U.S. Virgin Islands" examines the cultural impact and historical significance of the Economic Development Commission in the USVI.

Government House: Pay Attention To Personal Health, Limit Family Gatherings

Taking on a seasonal tone, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. focused on the territory's overall health and wellbeing during Monday's Government House weekly press briefing, spotlighting mental health and diabetes awareness aside from the Department of Health's push for herd immunity achieved through COVID-19 vaccinations.

VIFS RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE BISTRO

ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS- At approximately 9:02 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, the Virgin Islands Fire Service was dispatched to a reported structure fire at The Bistro in Gallows Bay. Units from both the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station (Richmond) and the Renceliar I. Gibbs Fire Station (Cotton Valley)...

VIPD Leadership Meets with DOT and NHTSA Administrators

ST. THOMAS, USVI – Police Commissioner Designee Ray A. Martinez and members of his leadership team met with Shannon Purdy - Deputy Regional Administrator, US Department of Transportation and Richard Simon - Regional Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region II regarding territorial traffic safety issues. ...

DPNR, DOE Celebrate Life of D. Hamilton Jackson With Art for Activism Project

Students will have the opportunity to envision themselves as social justice warriors and to embody the spirit of a great Virgin Island leader and activist.

Governor Issues Thanksgiving Proclamation, Grants Administrative Leave

Non-essential employees are granted leave on Friday, Nov. 26., as well as Thanksgiving.

Tech Village in Jeopardy Without Critical Land Swap

The Tech Village is slated to use 30 acres of land for a mixed-use development dedicated to agricultural research and technology, featuring residential housing, a building designated for commercial space, a 120-room "teaching hotel," a conference room, a solar micro-grid, and designated farming space. But the entire project hangs in the balance of the Legislature's swift approval of Bill 34-0145, which would provide for the land for the Tech Village project.

DLCA Educates Before it Regulates: At Least Two Forms of Payment is the Law

The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is warning the territory's businesses that they must accept two forms of payment -- cash and either credit or debit card -- under a law passed in 2019.

Waste Management Authority Asks Public to Support VI Recycles Month

Listen and look out for public service announcements and social media messages by VIWMA with relevant tips on how to help.

Virgin Islands Port Authority Informs Vendors About DUN Numbers and SAM Registration

All vendors doing business with VIPA must have a Data Universal Number (DUNS).

Lawmakers Push for Gender Equity Across Governmental Boards

In a step towards equity, the Rules and Judiciary Committee advanced legislation during Monday's hearing directing the governor to make a "good faith effort" to balance genders when appointing members to the over 100 U.S. Virgin Islands boards and commissions.

Magens Bay Authority Names New Board Member

He believes in “preserving the historical and cultural way of life of the Virgin Islands.”

Oversight Committee Finds Trump Administration Officials Showed Willful Disregard for Hatch Act

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett issued the following statement after the Office of Special Counsel found 13 senior Trump Administration officials, including top White House aides and cabinet members, violated the Hatch Act.

Bryan Introduces 12 GVI Financial Fellows for New Program to Invest in Young Adults

The Bryan Administration’s GVI Financial Fellows Program, which is designed to provide opportunities for training and jobs working in the GVI to the territory’s best and brightest young adults while helping secure a strong economic future for the V.I.

Road Repair Projects to Begin on Nov. 12 in the District into 2022

Motorists should expect one lane and full lane closures throughout project construction, so alternate routes should be highly considered.

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