Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve has selected two V.I. employers, Frederiksted Health Care Inc. and Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, as semifinalists for its 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Plates will be issued at the office in the veteran’s respective district on Mondays and Wednesdays. In the very near future, the original VA license plates will no longer be an authorized license plate in the V.I.
After extensive damage sustained by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created projects valued at $22 million to support the restoration of facilities for the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING).
In order to protect veterans, their families and the staff of the VA, it is limiting in-person operations territory-wide.
The alternate care facility will be constructed in a current barracks facility that will be converted into a 46-bed treatment area for victims of the novel corona virus.
Virgin Islands Air and Army National Guardsmen have been assisting the Department of Health at the Cyril E. King Airport and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in screening all arriving passengers to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
While the V.I. Police Department and the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources are enforcing the new mandate, VING will assist in helping educate and redirect individuals who are not obeying the stay-at-home order.
Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr. recently sent correspondence to Colonel Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, adjutant general for the V.I. National Guard, pertaining to Virgin Islands National Guard servicemembers.
The protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. They consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the coronavirus.
The VA will limit operations territorywide to essential functions only from Monday, March 23, until Monday, April 6.