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This Week’s Senate Calendar for Aug. 3-7

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

Government House on the Air in July

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas and comments.

President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for USVI

President Donald J. Trump has approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s request for an emergency disaster declaration for the weather system that moved through the territory on Wednesday, July 29.

V. I. Housing Authority Suspends In-Person Contact to Stem COVID-19 Spread

All in-person appointments, including routine repairs, will be on hold through Aug. 14. Non-essential repairs will in most cases be postponed.

DPNR Releases Tropical Storm Advisory on Environmental Protection

DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the territory until further notification.

DPNR Gives Storm Preparation Guidelines for Boaters in Territory

All boaters should begin to make the necessary preparations for the approaching tropical storm. Boaters are advised to plan or relocate to the havens listed.

VIHFA Invites Agencies, Nonprofits to Present Their Mitigation Needs at Town Hall on August...

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority announced its third and final town hall meeting to receive public input for its Mitigation Action Plan. Following the Aug. 6 meeting, the mitigation team will draft the action plan to submit to HUD.

DPNR to Enforce New Anchoring Guidelines Within USVI Waters

All transient vessels anchored within U.S. Virgin Islands waters must observe the following anchoring guidelines in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

DPNR Reopens Public Libraries and Historic Forts

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced the reopening of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped on St. Croix.

90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators Learn

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.

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