On Nov. 3, Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) hosted Rotary’s District Governor Haresh L. Ramchandani, along with members from the local Rotary Mid-Isle Club. The Rotary had renovated JFL’s Emergency Department’s family room by donating the furniture, re-painting the room and providing wall art.
The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area sign-up for fiscal year 2017 EQIP funding is now open. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
The Virgin Islands Society of Certified Public Accountants (VISCPA) will present two minority accounting scholarships for $2,000 each to University of the Virgin Islands accounting majors at its 2016 annual membership meeting on Friday, Nov. 4.
The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) in collaboration with others will conduct workshops on basic employment including Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) the Ticket to Work Program, the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
Each year, Friends of V.I. National Park hosts a standup paddleboard race called Paddle the Park at Maho Bay early in November. This year marks the 4th annual event and will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6.
For the second consecutive year, AT&T is contributing $28,000 to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) to provide local teacher grants in the 2016-2017 school year for the purpose of promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the territory.
The Nigel O. Hodge Foundation will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Fat Turtle in the Yacht Haven Grande courtyard.
The last Sunday of September each year is designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a day when citizens pause to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while they were serving the country as part the U.S. Armed Forces.
On Friday, Sept. 23, the St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association (HTA), the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce and Diageo USVI awarded $17,500 in scholarship funds to four local students.
A convoy of eight jeeps converged at the Lew Muckle Elementary School parking lot at 8:30 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 16, in Sion Farm, Christiansted, to deliver educational tools to deserving students.