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Tuesday, August 3, 2021


STX Foundation, Non-Profit Partners to Host 3rd Engage VI Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall is themed “Reimagine St. Croix: A Vision for Healthy People, Thriving Economies, and A Sustainable Environment.”

V.I. Medical Society Releases Statement on Requirement for Vaccination of Health Workers

All U.S. health care and long-term care workers, regardless of employer, should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

CFVI Awards $336,367 in 2021 Youth Summer Program Grants

Of the total, more than $137,000 was distributed throughout the St. Thomas/St. John District and more than $152,000 on St. Croix. In addition, $47,000 was designated for territory-wide programs.

V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

Cancer Organization Launches Financial Assistance Program

Ribbons for a Cure Inc., a local cancer non-profit organization, has launched its Financial Assistance Program, which will provide a one-time financial assistance benefit for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans.

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Increases Grant Awards, Applications Available

The Annual Grant provides artistic support to Virgin Island artists and non-profit art organizations.

World Central Kitchen to Host Virtual Panel on Food Resiliency in the Caribbean

The panel discussion, "Creating Resilient Food Systems in the Caribbean," will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, July 19.

Premier Project Selects UVI Student for Summer Internship

The students were vetted to help launch PROPEL, a virtual/physical campus that will serve as a global digital hub for leadership and career development for more than 100 HBCUs.

Breast Cancer Project Offers Survivor Art Therapy Workshops in July

This series of workshops offers a variety of creative art projects including silk fabric dying, collage art, face mask making, painting and yoga. It will provide a safe space, in-person and virtual, for participants to share personal stories about survival or caregiving.

Genealogy Library to Host Workshop on St. Thomas Graphics Collection

These resources uniquely support both family history documentation and research for local history, education and scholarship.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for Funding

The environmental fund grants up to $7,000 to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.

Junior Achievement Offering Virtual Summer Programs

This summer, Junior Achievement (JA) of the U.S. Virgin Islands Summer Camp will be going virtual again. JA is offering two different virtual camp sessions for students of the USVI.

Liberty Foundation Gives $50,000 Grant to Local Organizations Through CFVI

The funding will be used to support education, arts and culture, environmental protection and social wellbeing in the USVI.

Caribbean Toastmasters Clubs Achieve Highest Toastmasters Award

This is the first time in history that District 81 has achieved this status, thanks to the hard work of the district executive team, division directors, club presidents and members.

Secretary of Agriculture Declaration Makes SBA Economic Disaster Loans Available

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.

VI Children’s Museum Highlights ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ Videos Online

Virgin Islanders all over the world can watch the Cultural Ambassador videos on the museum's YouTube Channel or Facebook.

CORE STX Coral Strike Team Fights Dangerous Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.

Hospitality Professionals Clarke and Azeez Bring Expertise to CHTA Board

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is welcoming two new trustees who will help deliver on the foundation’s mission to support Caribbean hospitality professionals in their careers.





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