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U.S. Department of Justice Gives $400,000 Grant to VI for Sex Offender Program

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act initiatives requires convicted sex offenders to register in the states in which they live, work or attend school.

Island Green Offers Free Sustainable Deconstruction Workshops on Nov. 5 or Nov. 6

It is estimated that over 315,000 lbs. of construction and demolition debris enters the USVI’s waste stream every year.

The Forum to Present ‘Boris Godunov’ Live in HD at Prior-Jollek Hall on Oct. 28

Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, is being performed in its original 1869 version. The opera runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission.

RCA Sessions Concert Series to Present Virtual Performance by Lourdes & the Switch

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts (RCA) will launch season two of RCA Sessions with the heart-lifting sounds of Lourdes & the Switch

Arioc Diaz Melendez, a 28-year-old from Puerto Rico, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. According to court documents, Melendez was the captain of a vessel that was traveling without...

Women’s Coalition STX to Present Virtual Conversation on Domestic Violence

WCSC invites the public to join an important community conversation about domestic violence and how it affects people in groups that have been marginalized historically.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: Oct. 25-29, 2021

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

Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is treating others with kindness and tact. We take the time to speak and act graciously, showing people that we value and respect them. We make requests, not demands. We remember our manners, greet others warmly, and listen closely when they speak.

Beach Advisory for October 18-22

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 18 – 22, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Contacts Given for Information on Social Security or Medicare

Individuals can do much of their Medicare business with Social Security online. They could find relevant information at www.socialsecurity.gov or call the local field office.

Virtual Employer Panel: Hiring Opportunities for Jobseekers With Disabilities

The theme for 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment

Sign Up Now for Conservation Programs to Benefit Soil, Water, Plants and Animals

USDA--NRCS offers voluntary conservation programs to help Caribbean area farmers and landowners secure cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat while maintaining a vibrant agricultural business.

GERS Responds to Inspector General’s Report

The GERS concurred with all of the recommendations that were made in the V.I. Inspector General Report because these efforts to curb the so called “double dipping” have been in effect for many years.

WCSC to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Forum on the Marginalized

The “DV in Special Populations Virtual Forum” will be held via Zoom, from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.

VIBE Releases Revisions to School Regulations and Operations for Grades 9-12

The draft revision to the 9th – 12th grades promotion and retention, grading system and graduation requirements will be available for public review through Nov. 17.

Aubain Top Angler, ‘Miss Lucy’ Top Boat in Budget Rent-A-Car Wahoo Windup Tournament

St. Thomas’ Lawrence Aubain caught the Largest Wahoo, a 57.5-pounder, from aboard the 32-foot center console Mixed Bag 2, with captain Hugo Prada at the helm.

Human Services Issues Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers (P-EBT)

P-EBT is an additional benefit that basically provides food assistance via a card that can be used in participating grocery stores and convenience stores for food items.

St. Croix USDA Commodities Distribution Postponed Until October 30

The planned Oct. 16 distribution of USDA commodities on St. Croix has been postponed to 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School.

St. Croix DHS Senior Programs and Disabilities Vocational Rehab Offices Relocate

Human Services reminds the public that the Division of Senior Citizens Affairs and the Division of Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation Services have moved their offices on St. Croix.

Commentary: Let Us Not Take the 1878 Fireburn Lightly in Our History

On Oct. 1, 1878, agricultural laborers on St. Croix protested the fixed wages and harsh living conditions they were forced into on plantation villages in an event that came to be known as the Fireburn.





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