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May Is Older Americans Month; May 20-26 Is Emergency Medical Services Week

The governor encourages Virgin Islanders to amplify the voices of V.I. seniors, celebrate their positive impact on the communities in which they live and continue to show appreciation to these vital citizens.
Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Interior Continues to Fund Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

This highly selective graduate-level program has already placed fellows in American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Sydney George, right, stood in for Senate President Myron Jackson during Tuesday's mock legislative session. (Government House photo)

Seniors in Mock Lawmaking Session Take on Assisted Living

Expanding services to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers was a major focus of a mock Legislative session held Tuesday.
A rainbow brightens the clouds over the March 24 Light Up the Night fundraiser for the St. John Cancer Fund. (Photo by Krista Kramer)

‘Light Up the Night’ Nets Almost $76K for St. John Cancer Fund

The power went off, the generator failed, and it rained hard at least three times. But if you ask anyone about the success of Light Up the Night, the main fundraising event for the St. John Cancer Fund held on March 24, you’re likely to hear, 'It was awesome!'
CMES diver Colin Howe outplants coral. (UVI photo)

Despite Hurricane Challenges, UVI Presents Marine and Environmental Studies Degrees

Despite the loss to hurricane damage of classrooms and laboratory equipment in the Center for the University of the Virgin Island's Marine and Environmental Studies at UVI, 14 students received a master's degrees in marine and environmental science at May 17 commencement.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Mapp Vetoes Bill Rearranging Hospital Boards, OKs Limetree CZM Permit

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed a bill rearranging the leadership structure of the territorial hospital boards this week. He also signed a CZM permit for new mooring at Limetree Bay on St. Croix.
Funding announced from HUD Tuesday will help the territory repair public facilities like the Tutu Hi-Rise Apartments, condemned after severe damage in last fall's storms. (Bill Kossler photo)

Fed HUD Money Starting to Flow for Public Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $9.6 million Tuesday to help the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In July 2017, the Joint Election Board discussed whether they could continue to meet after new election law took effect. The V.I. Supreme Court has agreed to hold an expedited hearing on the appeal.

Court Makes Way for Legal Elections Meeting

A series of court rulings issued in the past few days has cleared the way for a legal meeting of the St. Croix Board of Elections. That meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

DPW Schedules Territory-wide Office Closures to Celebrate National Public Works Week

In recognition of National Public Works Week, the V.I. Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closed for the following dates to allow for an Employee Appreciation Day.

District Now Accepting Applications for Summer Feeding Program

The Employment and Site/Camp application deadline is June 22.





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