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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses his administration's priorities toward reducing property and homelessness during a meeting with members of the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness Tuesday in Government House on St. Croix. (Government House photo)

Gov Re-Establishes V.I. Interagency Council on Homelessness

In deference to National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is being observed this week, Nov. 16 through 24, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday hosted a meeting to re-establish the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness.

USDA Invests $1.3 Million to Expand Rural Education, Health Care in V.I.

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a multi-million-dollar investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in distance learning and telemedicine projects for rural communities across the United States, including the U.S.V.I.

DPNR Course Builds Stronger Path to Fortifying Building Codes

The course, taught by ICC Learning Center’s instructors John Gibson and Steve Van Note, covered a range of topics, including code administration, building planning and public safety.

V.I. Department of Health Provides Suicide Prevention Training

Eighty-seven Department of Health (DOH) staff and community stakeholders recently participated in two, separate, two-day suicide prevention trainings.

Public Forums to Discuss Bridge Phase of Street Addressing Initiative

An initiative to create an addressing system for the Virgin Islands will provide a clear, logical and navigable system of street addresses based on established national standards.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: November 18 – 22

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

Pair of Electrical Service Interruptions Affect St. Thomas-St. John District

“Plant personnel restarted Unit 27; together with the Wartsila propane-fired generators, we restored service to all customers at approximately 6:15 p.m. Personnel are now reviewing data from the units to determine the cause of the trips that resulted in the outages,” Clinton T. Hedrington Jr., chief operating officer, said.

Leaders Symposium Participants Discuss Community Policing

The symposium presents an outstanding opportunity for key leaders from the V.I. Government and VIPD to engage with subject matter experts on community policing and strategies to reduce violent crime.
The newly sworn in 33rd Legislature takes a first picture on the steps of the Emancipation Garden bandstand.

33rd Legislature Meets With Interior to Discuss Issues Affecting USVI

The meeting was held at the request of the Assistant Secretary Douglas Domenech, as it is customary for the assistant secretary to meet with legislators in all of the U.S. Territories under the Office of Insular Affairs jurisdiction.

Public Works Engaging in Rebranding Initiative

Since the Strategic Development Office’s inception in September, DPW has increased its productivities; this will continue in the coming months.

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