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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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DPNR Shares Important Reminder With Underground Storage Tank Operators

Commissioner Oriol reminds the public that operator training is required by law, and training is required to be renewed every three years.
U.S. Capitol (Shutterstock image)

Plaskett Supports H.R. 2 Infrastructure Bill: The INVEST in America Act

The INVEST in America Act would help communities around the country undertake transformative infrastructure projects that are smarter, safer and made to last.

U.S. Department of Health Grants $1.4 M to Vaccines for Children

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Health a $1.4 million grant.
A9 Trucking working on one of the two V.I. landfills

VIWMA Asks Commercial Haulers and Residents to Hold Green Waste Until Further Notice

VIWMA reminds residents and haulers not to dump mixed waste at the landfill because green waste commingled with solid waste could cause fires.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for June 22-26

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

DPNR to Resume Regular Hours of Operation on June 22

The reopening includes both Fort Frederik on St. Croix and Fort Christian on St. Thomas. Public libraries will also resume operations later in the month as the department implements more protective measures at those sites.
Education Commissioner nominee Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Education Commissioner Gives First of Series of Updates on School Reopening for 2020-2021

During a live session on Facebook, Berry-Benjamin announced that a taskforce comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Health, Board of Education, Government House and other stakeholder groups has been formed to ensure the safe reopening of the territory’s public schools.

V.I. Housing Authority Praised for Clean Financial Audit

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) submitted a clean audit of its programs and finances last week to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is the first such audit since back-to-back hurricanes hobbled its buildings and operations in 2017.

Social Security Unveils Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal

The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal will help millions of people prepare for and apply for retirement.

Government Agencies Announce Changes to Operations in Response to COVID-19

Several departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands have implemented steps to minimize person-to-person contact at their offices.

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