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USVI Earth Day PLANET vs PLASTICS Hybrid Presentation and Panel Discussion Set for April 22

The USVI Earth Day PLANET vs PLASTICS Presentation and Panel Discussion will examine the plastic pollution crisis, the health and environmental dangers of plastics, and simple solutions people can all implement now.

V.I. Afternoon on the Green Cooking Competition Winners, Two Students Awarded Scholarships

Cooks, volunteers, supporters and fun seekers partied with a purpose at the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Afternoon on the Green fundraiser last month to raise money for college scholarships.

Op-Ed: Magens Bay is a Resource that Deserves Protecting

I read with interest the other day in the V.I. Source where Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources was explaining to a meeting of the League of Women Voters a possible plan to establish a transient mooring system within the Magens Bay Beach ecosystem. He talked about the charter boat industry and its importance to our islands’ economy.

35th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands — Senate Calendar for April 15-19

Here is what's happening this week in the USVI Senate.

UVI to Bestow Honorary Degrees on Theron and Timothy Thomas, and Caroline Fawkes

UVI will bestow honorary degrees on Theron Thomas and Timothy Thomas, recording industry celebrities known as “Rock City,” and VI Election Systems Supervisor Caroline Fawkes, an aviation trailblazer, at UVI’s 60th Commencement Ceremonies.

Local Food and Farm Council to Update Farmers, Fishers and Community on USVI Agricultural Plan

The implementation of the Agricultural Plan represents a significant step towards realizing the vision of food security in our territory, where currently 97% of the food supply is imported.

30th Annual VI Moot Court Competition and 2nd Annual Scholarship Art Auction Fundraiser

There are 10 schools participating territory-wide. Three schools on St. Croix) and seven schools on St. Thomas.

Plaskett Issues Statement on Chairman Jordan’s Letter to Social Media Companies

“With the timing of a presidential election so near, one cannot wonder if your motivation is not in fact to open Americans up to foreign influence operations in service of Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign,” Plaskett wrote in her letter.

Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Deliver Keynote Address at UVI’s Commencement

. The event will take place on May 9 on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas and on May 10 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Both ceremonies will commence at 1 p.m.

VIOHS and JFLHMC Partner for Child Passenger Safety

The Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety and the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center announced they have partnered to improve crash outcomes for child passengers.

USVI Shines as Premier Destination at 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference

Revered as a steady leader in the Caribbean tourism industry, the USVI delegation showcased the territory and its growing accessibility around the cruise industry to key operators and businesses at the 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference.

V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue Offers Tax Tips for Filing 2023 Tax Return

For the convenience of the public, the offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13. It will also have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, April 15.

LaMonee Morris Crowned Miss UVI 2024-25

 After a fun-filled evening of pageantry and performances, LaMonee Morris, a University of the Virgin Islands psychology major, was crowned Miss UVI 2024 on Saturday, April 6

WAPA Reverses Accidental Billing Charges for 3K Customers

V.I. Water and Power Authority officials apologized Tuesday for additional charges that were added to the utility bills of about 3,000 customers and said that they are in the process of being reversed. 

GERS Ready to Pre-Qualify Members for Personal Loans Starting Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday, active Government Employees’ Retirement System members interested in applying for a personal loan are invited to express their interest by visiting the GERS website at www.usvigers.com, GERS Administrator Angel Dawson Jr. announced on Monday.

V.I. Department of Health Encourages Public to Know the Symptoms of Dengue

Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion is encouraging the public to become familiar with the symptoms of dengue, the mosquito-borne virus, and the best courses of action for treatment.

Island Green’s 4th Annual Earth Month Raffle Offers Chance to Win $11,000 ‘Love City Vacation for Two’

Island Green Living’s “Love City Vacation for Two” raffle will make strides towards winning the battle against plastics pollution on the island.

V.I. Department of Education Provides Update on Territory-Wide Tablet Distribution

This federal initiative, led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), aims to enhance internet accessibility for households, facilitating crucial services such as work, education, healthcare and more. The program ceased accepting applications on Feb. 7. The VIDE is now providing a public update on the distribution of tablets supplied by Heritage Wireless.

Bleu Chocolàt Workshop Helps Queen Louise Home to Celebrate Easter with 34lb Chocolate Egg and Raffle

Chef Erika Dupree Cline, owner of Bleu Chocolàt, handcrafted the chocolate Easter egg, filled it with jelly beans, candies and treat fillers, and delivered it to Queen Louise Home for Children on Saturday.

VIOHS Observes Impaired and Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. Every year, countless lives are needlessly lost due to these preventable behaviors on the road. It's time for collective action to make a difference on our roadways, the V.I. Office of Highway Safety announced. 


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