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Local Contractors to Complete Renovation of St. John Senior Center

“It is critically important to repair facilities to provide much-needed services to our elderly residents, particularly during our response to COVID-19.”

Workforce Development Board Seeks Public Comments on V.I. State Plan

The unified plan is designed to help job seekers access education, training, support and employment in good paying jobs.

Man Dies of Injuries from Motorcycle-Auto Accident

A motorcycle rider involved in an accident Monday on Polyberg Hill died of injuries from he incurred, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Uric Smith, Sr.
Allen Stewart volunteers at the VIFA booth during Agrifest 2020. (Photo submitted by VIFA President Nate Olive)

V.I. Farmers Unite to Fight for a Voice

A group of the territory’s farmers have created the Virgin Islands Farmers Alliance to fight for their voice amid big agriculture and local government, but they say they need the public’s help.
Commissioner of Public Works Nelson Petty Jr. (V.I. Legislature photo)

DPW Celebrates National Public Works Week May 7-13

This year, as the department adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, it celebrates by recognizing the amazing work of its employees as they continue to provide critical services to the community.
Sewage seeps out of a manhole near Pond Mouth and flows to Enighed Pond and the nearby open ocean. (Photo provided by Sylvia Kudirka)

Fix Seems to Be Holding for STJ’s Pond Mouth Sewage Facility

A recurring problem at the Pond Mouth lifting station was pouring raw sewage into streets and down to the ocean over the weekend, but it appears to have been resolved – for now.
V.I. Housing Authority Executive Director Daryl Griffith at Wednesday' V.I. Legislature Committee of the Whole financial hearing. (Screen capture from the Legislature livestream)

V.I. Promises Pay is on the Way for Hurricane Recovery Construction

Contractors and workers who helped Virgin Islanders rebuild homes after the 2017 hurricanes and have waited months or years for payment should be fully paid for “hard” construction costs in the next few weeks.

Man Treated for Gunshot Wounds after Estate Plessen Shooting

A man was transported Monday to the Juan F. Luis Hospital, where he was treated for wounds he received from a shooting in the parking lot of Plaza Extra West in Estate Plessen, the B.I. Police reported.
The Roy Lester Schneider Regional hospital. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

SRMC Lifts Restrictions on Elective and Outpatient Procedures

Schneider Regional Medical Center is lifting restrictions on elective surgeries and outpatient procedures. SRMC is prepared to begin scheduling non-high-risk patients for outpatient and electives procedures.

Congress Approves $1.2 Million of CARES Act Funding for VI-SBDC

These funds will be used for eligible projects and provide additional non-monetary resources for small businesses throughout the territory.

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