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VIBE Releases Revisions to School Regulations and Operations for Grades 9-12

The draft revision to the 9th – 12th grades promotion and retention, grading system and graduation requirements will be available for public review through Nov. 17.

Aubain Top Angler, ‘Miss Lucy’ Top Boat in Budget Rent-A-Car Wahoo Windup Tournament

St. Thomas’ Lawrence Aubain caught the Largest Wahoo, a 57.5-pounder, from aboard the 32-foot center console Mixed Bag 2, with captain Hugo Prada at the helm.

Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is giving careful thought to the needs of others. It is also holding a decision in a contemplative and thoughtful way. We mindfully consider what will result from our choices before we act. We speak with gentleness and tact.

Human Services Issues Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers (P-EBT)

P-EBT is an additional benefit that basically provides food assistance via a card that can be used in participating grocery stores and convenience stores for food items.

Beach Advisory for October 11-15

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 11 – Oct. 15, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Senate Calendar Oct. 18-22

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

Commentary: Let Us Not Take the 1878 Fireburn Lightly in Our History

On Oct. 1, 1878, agricultural laborers on St. Croix protested the fixed wages and harsh living conditions they were forced into on plantation villages in an event that came to be known as the Fireburn.

Bryan Presents $337,750 to Caribbean Drag Racing Association to Complete St. Croix Track

The funding represents 50% of the total funding available to complete the reconstruction of the drag racing track.

Interior Department Grants for WAPA, GVI Vehicle Transitions Mark Advent of GO FLEET

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the funds mark the beginning of the “Government Operations Fleet Efficiency & Electrification Transformation,” or GO FLEET.

81C to Host Author Event to Celebrate Tiphanie Yanique’s Latest Publication

81C in historic Charlotte Amalie is hosting a ticketed author appearance event for Tiphanie Yanique, in celebration of her new publication Monster in the Middle.

Federal Grant Jumpstarts WAPA’s Transition of Fossil Fuel to Electric Vehicles

The shift of the vehicle fleet from fossil fuel to one that is electric powered is a primary conduit to energy resiliency in the Virgin Islands.

WCSC to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Forum on the Marginalized

The “DV in Special Populations Virtual Forum” will be held via Zoom, from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Contentment is an awareness of sufficiency, a sense that we have enough and we are enough. It is appreciating the simple gifts of life – friendship, books, a good laugh, a moment of beauty, a cool drink on a hot day.

Recovery Choir Welcomes New Members for Zoom Rehearsals, Online Holiday Concert

The St. John Recovery Choir is welcoming new members, and the good news is you can live anywhere in the world and become a member because the fall season will be held virtually.

Roach Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. advises all Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare that the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

CFVI Seeking Nominations for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

This award was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have displayed both exemplary and sustained leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

81C Presents Pop-Up Clothing and Art Exhibition By Keisha Augustine

81C is hosting a single-day pop-up art exhibition featuring artist and clothing line founder Keisha Augustine on Sunday, October 10 from 3 to 10 p.m.

Encarnacion Joins Association of State and Territorial Board of Directors

Earlier this year, newly inducted members of the board of directors were selected. Among this esteemed group was Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

Plaskett, Bryan Discuss Bipartisan Budget Act Progress and Recovery Projects

The daylong discussions centered on how the Federal Emergency Management Agency is applying the mandates and requirements regarding the funding and federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ recovery.

For Ocean Week, Friends of National Park Lines Up Seminars, Beach Cleanups

Ocean Week runs from Oct. 18-23 and includes a series of four virtual seminars covering topics like turtle protection, island recycling, coral conservation and fishes found in V.I. waters.

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