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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement in commemoration of Virgin Islands History Month established in 2006 by Act 6802: “Each year in March, we recognize the extraordinary history and culture of our Virgin Islands and the achievements and contributions of its people,” Bryan said. “As Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that today, March 1st, marks the beginning of Virgin Islands History Month. Act 6802, sponsored by former Senator Shawn-Michael Malone in 2006, created the month-long recognition of Virgin Islands history and history makers. “Each March we have the opportunity to revisit our

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Debris removal is underway for those enrolled in the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. FEMA and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands have extended the STEP program until March 31, 2019; an extension for debris pickup/removal

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ST. CROIX/ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN – To honor their integral work supporting the Virgin Islands family caregivers, AARP names Former Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr., and Senator Myron Jackson as the 2018 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders have

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said the public is invited to attend the first Dialysis Support Group meeting of the year. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital on Sunday, February, beginning at 3 p.m. This support group meeting is

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Written By: GARY POKORNY On January 28, 2019 Governor Albert Bryan Jr. gave his first State of the Territory Address. I would encourage every citizen of the Virgin Islands to read this speech. Governor Bryan was clear: The General Fund has virtually no cash on hand, and $600 million in short

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FREDERIKSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that he is encouraged about the state of the territory’s farming industry. Speaking at the 48th Annual Agricultural and Food Fair on Saturday, he noted that the annual event is the dynamic result of cooperation, commitment and ingenuity. The fairgrounds, named posthumously in honor

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CHRISTIANSTED  — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the launch of a new information-collection campaign: Leveraging USVI Facts & Figures to Build Forward.  The purpose of this initiative is to establish a shared knowledge source, adding to the informational assets of the USVI by compiling needs assessments, research reports, and strategic plans

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FREDERIKSTED — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands invite children and families to visit their Play & Learn Tent at the 48th Annual Agricultural and Food Fair today and Monday at the Fairgrounds in Lower Love. The Play & Learn Tent is designed to encourage children

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a special session on January 23, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees approved policies to help implement Act No. 8155, the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program. The Act requires that financial aid be granted to residents of the Virgin Islands for

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