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Division of Environmental Protection Submits Air Quality Report for Comment

The comment period will end 30 days after the notice is posted. Please address comments to Austin F. Callwood, DPNR director.

USVI Showcases Industry-Specific Successes for National Economic Development Week

In observance of National Economic Development Week, May 9 – 13, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) released a virtual panel discussion featuring local industry leaders.

Public Can Learn About Territorial Agricultural Plan Task Force at AgriFest

The event will provide the community with the opportunity to learn more about the plan and meet key Task Force members in person to ask questions at the Task Force’s dedicated booth in the Agricultural Department tent.

FEMA Obligates VIWMA $30M for St. Croix Wastewater Design

These funds will allow the territory to begin the design in advance of the obligation for the system-wide replacement projected at $1.5 billion.

Agriculture Announces Division Closures in Preparation for 50th Agri-Fest

Divisions to be closed include the abattoir and the nursery; the Market has been temporarily re-located and the veterinary division has limited availability.

Fallen Veteran/Farmer to Be Honored Posthumously During Agriculture Fair

Well known St. Croix veteran and livestock farmer John W. “Johnny” Tranberg will be posthumously recognized at the opening ceremonies of Agrifest 2022

Human Services Pauses In-person Senior ID Services May 24 Until June 6

Seniors are especially vulnerable to the COVID virus, and the division prefers to pause services for the next two weeks as a precautionary measure.

V.I. Parole Board Changes Schedule for Hearings to July

Anyone who wants to share testimony on behalf of or against any inmate must submit written comments to the board or advise the board of his /her desire to appear and testify. Such notices must be received by the board no later than June 30.  Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to the chairman of the parole board.

UVI Hosts USVI-BVI Mangrove Restoration Learning Exchange

The exchange is the first of two that will bring researchers and students together in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the BVI to learn from each other about mangrove restoration techniques.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: May 23 – 27

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

Beach Advisory for May 16-20

DPNR announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

Lieutenant Governor Extends Amnesty Period for Property Taxes Until May 31

The amnesty period was originally scheduled to expire on Monday, May 16, but has been extended for an additional two weeks.

D’Amour Has Strong Performance at Stage 2 of World Cup 2022

D’Amour competed in the World Cup Stage 2 in Gwangju, South Korea.  Fifteen of the top 20 ranked archers in the world competed in Gwangju this week. D’Amour is presently ranked number 10 in the world.

VIWMA Advises Public of Memorial Day Schedule for May 30

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community of the following hours of operation in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

DPNR Launches Online Vessel and Mooring Registration

Registration is currently open until June 30, 2022; after June 30, it will be considered late and may be subject to a late fee.

A Resurgence of Chess Comes to the Virgin Islands

Chess is a game that has intrigued people around the world for centuries. It requires focus, concentration, patience, strategy and tactics.

Michelle Smith Wins Florida State Title; Mikaela Smith, Sofia Swindell Are Champions

Michelle Smith's time made her the fastest high school sophomore in the 300m hurdles in the United States.

Op-Ed: Sharks in the Water: The Need for Improved Geo-Diplomacy and Trade Policy in Caribbean

Congresswoman Plaskett introduced the Caribbean Trade Resolution (H.Res.1047) in the House of Representatives earlier this month. It will, if passed, be an important first step toward prioritizing trade and advancing real economic integration with the Caribbean.

Secret Harbour Beach Resort Wins Tripadvisor 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, a full-amenity condominium property for families and couples, announced that it has been rated in the top 10% of hotels in the world.

Virtue of the Week – Honor

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

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