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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discusses Trump's State of the Union speech, which she considered 'a call to action.' (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Announces 3 FEMA Grants for Virgin Islands

FEMA has released $13.5 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the DPNR, the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Federal Government Awards $6M in Grants to V.I. Department of Health

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Island a grant for health services.

Police Announce a Suspect Arrested in Gallows Bay Homicide

Officials of the V.I. Police Department announced at a news conference Friday afternoon that they had arrested 23 year-old Rajah Caul and charged him with the Jan. 12 murder of Michael Cruz.

Storm-Demolished Tutu High Rise and Donoe Apartments to be ‘Reinvented’

V.I. dignitaries helped to kick off a redevelopment that officials said would replace and “completely reinvent” the former Tutu High Rise and Donoe public housing complexes that were torn apart by hurricanes in 2017.

Magens Bay Board Grapples with Onslaught of Charter Yachts

As more and more charter yachts seek harbor in Magens Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented them from traveling to neighboring Caribbean destinations, the authority that governs the beach park is facing new headaches.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Some Basic Questions and Answers

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been with us for a year and is currently surging out of control. During the past year, we have learned a lot, and the virus has continued to mutate, requiring us to continue learning.

Public Schools to Roll Out Hybrid Model Beginning in February

Between February and March, the V.I. Education Department will roll out a hybrid model for students, with some returning in-person and most remaining on virtual learning for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett Reports $69.7M in Education Funds to Aid V.I. Schools During Pandemic

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett issued a statement on the release of $69.7 million by the U.S. Department of Education to the V.I. from coronavirus relief funding recently enacted.

Veterans Affairs Initiates New Way to Keep Vets Informed

“We project that this platform will be the missing link as it relates to our veterans being notified without missing a beat. We encourage our veterans to access this platform as soon as possible,” said Director Patrick Farrell.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Disability Rights Center of VI to Host COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Governor’s ADA Office and Disability Rights Center to co-host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 vaccinations, Jan, 19.

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