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Thursday, January 27, 2022


USDA Opens Application Process for Full Scholarships for Students to Study Agricultural Disciplines

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the 19 universities in the field of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or related disciplines.

Angella Emanuel Dies at 71

Angella Emanuel died at her residence on Jan. 10.

AARP-VI Applauds Bryan on Commitment to Older Adults in State of Territory Address

AARP-VI supports the governor in addressing critical challenges that desperately need attention as the territory continues to age.

Simon G. Vincent Dies at 72

It is with heart breaking sadness we announce the passing of Simon George Vincent, who went peacefully to be with the Lord at the age of 72, on Jan. 15 in Boca Raton, Fla., after a lengthy illness.

Augustine Challenger Joseph Dies in Florida

Augustine Challenger Joseph, formally known as Augustine Levine, was born on Sept. 30,1943, and died on Jan. 14 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Third UVI Student Chosen to Participate in White House Press Briefing

S’niyah Roberts, a communication major and member of the UVI Association of Black Journalists is the third student chosen from the communication unit to represent the university.

UVI Bulletin Board for January and February

Here is what's happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Department of Health Confirms the Ninety-Eighth Death Related to COVID-19

It has been confirmed by the V.I. Department of Health that a 60-year-old female from St. Thomas has died. According to the VIDOH, this is the territory’s 98th death related to COVID-19.

More than 2,000 Students Test on First Day of Mass Testing, 39 Positive for COVID-19

DOE volunteers were stationed at each testing site as part of the department’s “Team Up for Testing Weekend” activity. Employee volunteers will be positioned at the sites for the duration of the testing period as well as at bus stops to assist students and parents when schools reopen next week.

Ribbons for a Cure Increases Financial Assistance Funds for Cancer Patients

Funding for Ribbons for a Cure Inc.'s financial assistance program has been increased to $500 per person for the year 2022.

Maggie Elfreda Henry-Leader Dies at 99

Maggie Elfreda Henry-Leader of Estate Strawberry, Christiansted, St. Croix, died at her home on Jan. 13.

Steven Alphonso Rodgers Dies in Virginia

Steven Alphonso Rodgers died at his home in Norfolk, Va., where he resided for 40 years.

Head Start Program to Begin In-Person Instruction on Jan. 27 After COVID Testing

Drive-thru and walk-up testing for all Head Start students and employees has been arranged through the Department of Health from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

In-Person Instruction Revving Up in Public Schools

Thousands of public school students made their way back to brick and mortar schools across the Virgin Islands Monday. Some made it into classrooms while others stood in long lines or car queues, waiting for a COVID-19 test.

Institute of Tropical Forestry Offers Webinar on i-Tree Applications in Caribbean Research

This webinar will showcase the different research projects using the i-Tree tool in the Caribbean. Scientists will present how the i-Tree tool has been comprehensively used to carry out their research.

Miriam Albertine Stapleton-Maynard Dies in Georgia

Family and friends celebrate the life of Miriam Albertine Stapleton-Maynard, also known as “Allie” “Ali” or “Tina,” who died on Sunday, Jan. 2, at the age of 74 in Auburn, Ga.

Therese Frances Duval Dies at 97

Therese Frances Duval of Estate Whim died on Jan. 12.

Beach Advisory for January 17-21

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 28 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 17 – Jan. 21, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Cruz M. Santana Sr. Dies at 70

Cruz M. Santana Sr., also known as “Cruzito,” of Estate Mon Bijou, died on Jan. 15.

Department of Health Confirms the Ninety-Fifth Death Related to COVID-19

After further investigation and notification of next of kin, it has been confirmed that a 67-year-old male from St. Thomas has died. According to the Virgin Islands Department of Health, this is the territory's 95th death related to COVID-19.





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