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Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Domestic violence impacts women, men and children of every age, every background and religion. It takes away their independence, freedom and sense of security, and victims often face a significant threat to their health and safety,” Bryan said.

Congresswoman Plaskett Releases Statement Reflecting on Contract Day

“Today we reflect on the struggle for freedom, equality and self-determination."

Tourism Appoints Ian Turnbull Director of Division of Festivals

Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte announced that Turnbull will oversee the running and marketing of all official events and festivals taking place in the territory.
A service pump at a Total gas station on Veterans Drive is plastered with a sign indicating it is out of service. If the pump did work, the cost would be almost $4 a gallon. (Bethaney Lee photo)

DLCA Releases Latest Gas Survey Prices

Gas surveys were conducted Sept. 26, 27 and 28 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Commerce Invests to Support Growth of Medical Sector in V.I.

The U.S. Department of Commerce is investing $28.6 million in UVI to support efforts to diversify and strengthen the resiliency of the Island's economy by helping to grow the medical sector.

Department of Finance Government Insurance Fund to Increase Premium Rate

In order to continue providing these benefits to the workers of the U.S. Virgin Islands and return the fund to solvency, there will be a premium rate increase of 62.4 percent.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Delegate Plaskett Announces Three Transportation Grants for V.I. Airports

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released a statement announcing three important grants for Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports in the Virgin Islands.
V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Ban on Plastic Straws to Begin October 1

The ban prohibits the importation, sale, purchase or distribution of disposable plastic drinking straws.

FEMA Gives $3 Million Grant to VITEMA for Hurricane Recovery

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding a $3 million grant for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Agency (VITEMA) from the Federal Emergency...

This Week’s Senate Calendar September 30 – October 4

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

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