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Beware of Scams Involving Relief From Student Loan Debt

Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is warning the community of scammers who may contact them to help with their student loan debt relief.

Hazard Mitigation Marks Course to Strengthen Resilience

Coordination between FEMA and the territory, including the Office of Disaster Recovery and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency, has led to the formation of many recovery and resilience projects.

Long-Term Recovery Groups Still Active in U.S. Virgin Islands

Long-term recovery groups are responsible for helping address the unmet needs of eligible disaster survivors after they have maximized state and federal funds available to them.

Governor Bryan Issues Proclamation Recognizing October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects, almost exclusively, girls and women.

Royal Caribbean Renewal Includes Passenger Fee Hike

A short press conference at the Frederiksted Pier packed a big punch Tuesday as the V.I. Port Authority celebrated a decade of partnership with the Royal Caribbean Group with a renewed agreement and commitment to an increased per-passenger fee that officials said would bring in new tourism dollars for the territory.

Free Entrepreneurial Camp for USVI High School/ College Students

Amps Entrepreneurship Institute and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are seeking 25 motivated USVI 16 to 22-year-old students to participate in the free ground-breaking “Shaping Equity through Conservation Entrepreneurial Camp.”

Holloway of The Dance Theatre of Harlem to Teach Master Classes on St. Thomas

Alicia Mae Holloway will teach master classes to adults and children seven and older in ballet, pointe, contemporary, acrobatics, choreography, and stretch and tone. 

Bryan-Roach Administration Pays $158M to GERS Solvency Plan

In February, Gov. Bryan signed historic legislation that allows the GVI to refinance the Rum Cover-Over Matching Fund bonds and use the savings from better interest rates to stabilize the GERS.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: October 3-7

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

Virtue of the Week – Openness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Beach Advisory for September 26-30

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of September 26 – 30, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

175th Emancipation Commemoration Committee Reminds Citizens of the Bravery of the Four Queens

The following is a statement by the 175th Emancipation Commemoration Committee, which celebrates Queens Mary, Axeline, Mathilda and Susanna for their struggles and sacrifices in 19th century Virgin Islands.

Brighter Outlook Emerges to Harden Power Grid Across U.S. Virgin Islands

Substantial progress has been made to create more resilient power grids throughout the USVI since hurricanes Irma and Maria left thousands of homes, businesses and critical facilities, such as hospitals, without power five years ago.

FEMA Provides List of Health Facilities Still Under Repair After Hurricanes Maria and Irma

FEMA continues to help the territory rebuild. Critical services include hospitals and other healthcare facilities that provide emergency medical care as well as services, schools and facilities that provide power, water and other types of critical services.

VI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council Plans Events During Awareness Month

DVSAC’s initiatives help to raise public awareness about domestic violence and to educate the territory on how to prevent it as well as to share resources available to those impacted by domestic violence.

VI Triathlon Federation Kicks Off Season With 18th Wall-2-Wall Sprint Triathlon, Try-a-Tri

The 5K run took the athletes from Cane Bay to Rust Op Twist and back. The sea was a little daunting with high rollers as the 18 athletes began the 800-meter swim (400 meters for the Try-a-Tri).

VI EPSCoR to Host Annual Conference: ‘Our Islands, Our Youth, Our Future’ Oct. 27 – 28 

The event will focus on students and their mentors in the U.S. Virgin Islands that are supported by the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) and specifically on their research success and path to impactful employment and opportunities.  

On World Tourism Day, CHTA Reflects on Future of Caribbean Tourism

CHTA is reflecting on the significant contribution tourism has made to the socioeconomic development of the Caribbean, while focusing on the challenges and opportunities the industry presents for the future.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Announces Job Openings on St. Croix

“I am very pleased to share that HUD has announced job openings for the position of management and program analyst at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Field Policy and Management on St. Croix. "

Truck Carrying Garbage Bin Filled with Dirt Collides with SUV

A two-vehicle collision occurred on St. Thomas Monday involving an SUV and a truck carrying a garbage bin filled with dirt, injuring both drivers, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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