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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Labor Implements Third Program Under CARES Act

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation implementation started on July 6. The PUA program provides unemployment assistance to those not ordinarily eligible for it.

2020 Primary Election Early Voting to Continue Through July 26

Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots during early voting and make sure to follow all guidelines (wearing a mask, washing or sanitizing your hands, social distancing, etc.).

Unconstitutional Bill to Punish Beach Homeowners is a Blot on USVI Legislature

On Thursday, Senators are bringing back a plainly unconstitutional bill to force certain homeowners to spend money, not to fix up their homes, but to build roads, pathways, sidewalks and handicapped access ramps across their yards for strangers to use.

Black Lives Matter: Denmark’s Neglected Obligations to the Virgin Islands

Bernard Bierlich, Ph.D., a Danish anthropologist, believes that Danes should do more than apologize for the legacies of their past colonialism. He asks them to help improve the lives of Virgin Islanders in a real way.

Governor’s Office, Veterans Affairs to Remember Fallen Veterans July 7 and 8

Unfortunately, family members were not able to receive ceremonial flag presentations after the passing of their loved ones because of the current global pandemic.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.
This motorcycle and minivan collided early Sunday, killing the rider of the motorcycle. (VIPD photo)

Man Dies in Motorcycle-Minivan Collision

A collision between a motorcycle and a minivan early Sunday on Weymouth Rhymer Highway left the motorcycle rider dead and injured the driver of the minivan. The deceased man was identified as 32-year-old Rudy Jeanne.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for July 6 – 10

Here’s what’s on tap at the Virgin Islands Legislature this week.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Shots Fired in Sion Farm; None Injured

A family was at home asleep shortly after midnight Wednesday when shots were fired by unknown gunmen, striking the house and breaking windows, but not injuring any of the occupants.

Territory Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

The ADA Anniversary Committee will be celebrating the landmark civil rights legislation in a series of virtual events open to the public during July.





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