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Red Hook Parking Lot to Close Dec. 19; Satellite Parking Lot to Open

The parking lot at the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Facility in Red Hook will be officially closed on Monday, Dec. 19, as the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) prepares to begin construction of a two-level parking garage.

Agriculture Warns Livestock Farmers of Threat of Disease Because of Weather

Commissioner Carlos Robles reminds livestock farmers about the increased threat of disease to their animals caused by the wet weather. He recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens during the rainy season to reduce mud and wet manure.

First Phase of Library Renovations to Begin Dec. 5

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs the public that it has received Notices to Proceed for the first phase of library renovation infrastructure projects, previously announced, totaling nearly $2 million from the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program.

DOH Continues to Improve Safety of Food Establishments

Based on the recent critical arrests made by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation regarding allegedly fraudulent distribution of food handlers’ health cards, the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) has developed a new processing system for providing authorized cards territory wide.

DOT Announces Winners of ‘Taxi-Text-To-Win’ Campaign

Andre Toussaint of St. Croix, Elvis Sprauve of St. John and Nico VanHolten of St. Thomas are the first round of winners in the V.I. Department of Tourism's (VIDOT) inaugural "Taxi-Text-To-Win" incentive promotion, which is designed to enhance the U.S.V.I. Taxi Ambassadors' welcome experience for visitors.

Labor Explains Final Rule on Overtime Pay Regulations

The Final Rule on Overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Division of Environmental Enforcement Offers Online Boating Safety Course

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that the Division of Environmental Enforcement is offering online courses in boating education and paddle safety.

DOH Brings Awareness to Diabetes and Its Prevention

During the holidays, most people will enjoy many treats and comfort foods, but the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) encourages the community to eat in a healthy manner. November is National Diabetes Month and the Health Department will provide education on the disease and on prevention methods.

DHS Quality Control Division Snags Nation’s Number One Spot for Fifth Time

This year marks a record for the V.I. Department of Human Services Division of Family Assistance Quality Control because it has received its fifth national award and maintained its number one status in the nation.

Potter Warns Public About Health Care Sharing Ministry

In his capacity as Commissioner of Insurance, Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter advises the public to learn fully about a Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM) before joining.

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