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DOH Holds Three Outreach Events, Gives Free Health Care to 400

Five programs of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) held three outreach events, two on the island of St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, yesterday.

Middle States Association Appoints St. Croix Principal to Commission

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recently announced the appointment of the following seven new commissioners, which includes Principal of St. Croix Central High School Janasee Sinclair.

Title IV-E Agency Approves Grant for DHS to Help Foster Children, Adoption

When the V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) recently developed and submitted its grant application for Title IV-E approval, federal officials commended it for the efficient manner in which the application was processed.

DHS Receives Child Care Development Funds for Fiscal Year 2017

The Office of Grants Management Division of Mandatory Grants in Washington, D.C. has informed the V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) will be receiving $2,731,220 for the Children and Families Program.

VIWMA Asks Residents to Report Illegal Wastewater Discharges

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) reports that its wastewater treatment plants are being impacted by the illegal dumping of wastewater at manholes in the territory.

Red Hook Commuter Parking Lot to Close; Temporary Lot Opens Nov. 14

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will temporarily close the commuter parking lot at the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook to begin construction of a two-level parking garage.

Head Start Holds Annual Father and Child Activity Day

Head Start hosted its 9th Annual Father and Child Activity Day on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Head Start Sugar Estate Complex on St. Thomas in conjunction with Department of Human Services Office of Childcare

Bureau of Corrections Invites Public to Hear About Jail, Judicial System

The public is invited to a town hall meeting about the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections and the local justice system in the St. Thomas and St. Croix Districts and the local justice system. The town hall will begin after the National Institute of Corrections finishes its presentation of a jail and justice system assessment.

VIPA Announces Non-Cash Policy at All Seaports Beginning Nov. 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Board (VIPA) of Governors approved a non-cash policy effective Nov. 1 for the authority’s marine division at its Sept. 22 board meeting. Cash will no longer be accepted at VIPA’s seaports.

Human Services’ Pharmaceutical Assistance Program Receives Rebates

The Department of Human Services’ State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (PAP) primarily assists seniors by paying for their prescription drugs. The department has partnered with ScriptGuideRX Inc. to reduce the cost of providing affordable prescription coverage for beneficiaries of PAP.

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