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Plaskett’s Amendment to Approve Non-immigrant Visitor Waivers to Enter USVI for 45 Days Passes

Her amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, was accepted 235-190.

VITEMA Completes Installation of NOAA All-Hazards Radio Transmitter

The newly constructed transmitter will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a 162.45-megahertz frequency.

VIWMA to Reopen Crown Mountain Bin Site

On Monday, Sept. 27, the Shibui bin site will be permanently closed.

V.I. Can Apply for $578,970 for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs, Deadline Is Oct. 8

A local board composed of 12 members will be charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in the U.S.V.I.

DOJ’s Child Support Division to Provide Limited Services Sept. 30 – Oct. 12

the agency will continue to accept incoming payments by check and money order, but outgoing payments will not be processed until the migration is complete and the new system is brought online..

Governor Meets Virtually With HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman

Gov. Bryan met virtually with Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Adrianne Todman and discussed a number of topics regarding a variety of housing issues in the territory.

Homeland Security Investigations and VIPD Collaborate Successfully

On Sept. 16, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Special Agent in Charge (SAC) San Juan-Ivan Arvelo presented a symbolic check to VIPD Commissioner Ray Martinez in the amount of $870,738.55.

VI Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners Puts Moratorium on Issuing of Licenses

The temporary hold is to allow for the structuring of policies and procedures that are paramount to the fulfillment of the board’s duty to serve the community.

Plaskett Issues Statement on Legislation to Keep Government Running and Avoid Default

“This bill includes a provision to cancel the outstanding balances of Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) issued by FEMA to the Virgin Islands. This will save the Virgin Islands more than $300 million in much needed revenue,” said Congresswoman Plaskett.

Territory Observes Child Passenger Safety Week

This effort to promote car seat safety coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week, which is nationally recognized from Sept. 19-25.

Law Enforcement Recruits Graduate from Police Academy

The keynote speaker for the St. Thomas graduation was Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George; the guest speaker on St. Croix was St. Croix District Chief of Police Sean Santos.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: September 20 – 24, 2021

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

Fire Service Responds to Two Fires in Contant Area, Asks for Public’s Help

Two fires remain under investigation by VIFS and VIPD. VIFS is asking anyone with information about these fires to please call.

V.I. Department of Human Services Summer P-EBT Plan Approved

All students (K through Grade 12) currently enrolled in USVI public schools and private schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

Bryan and Roach Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Water Island Residents

Gov. Bryan, Lt. Gov. Roach and representatives from seven agencies participated Wednesday night in a virtual town hall meeting with about 50 Water Island residents.

WAPA Board Approves Employee Health Insurance, Utility Operating Budgets

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority met in an emergency meeting on Thursday and approved several items .

Bryan Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement for Department of Agriculture Employees

"The increased salaries for these and other positions will greatly assist the agency in meeting its staffing goals and improving the quality of life for the affected employees.”

Plaskett Makes Statement on Advancement of the Build Back Better Act in the House

The congresswoman released the following statement regarding the advancement of the Build Back Better Act out of the committee process in the House of Representatives as it moves toward final passage.

FEMA Awards Department of Finance $4.7M to Refurbish Offices on St. Thomas

Currently operating at less than 40% of its capacity, the facility is in dire need of restoration.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $8M Grant for Lutheran Social Services

Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands.

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