FREDERIKSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes, in collaboration with Senator Allison DeGazon, Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, and Senator Janelle Sarauw, will host a roundtable discussion in recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday. The discussion will take place between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Economic Development Authority’s conference room located
Three ‘Capitol Caregivers’ Honored By AARP For Work To Make Estate Planning Easier In U.S. Virgin Islands
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
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, said that longtime disability rights advocate Julien Henley will be his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. Henley is an advocate at the Virgin Islands Disability Rights Center and a chairperson for the State Rehabilitation Council. He has an ADA certificate of completion
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four remaining dolphins at an Arizona facility where four other dolphins have died have moved into a new home in St. Thomas. Coral World Ocean Park in Water Bay announced the arrival of the four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins late Wednesday. In a statement , the park said
CHRISTIANSTED — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has received a $20,000 CFVI 2019 ANGELS donation from Viya to further the Foundation’s work in the territory. In presenting the donation to CFVI, Viya is continuing their commitment to support philanthropic initiatives that benefit our territory. The importance of CFVI Angels was
SAN JUAN — Three people from St. Thomas joined in a lively discussion about the future of today’s youths that was moderated by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Puerto Rico this week. My Brother’s Workshop trainee and Charlotte Amalie High School senior Adajah Benjamin joined disaster risk
SAN JUAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $28.8 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María. These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.3 billion, the agency said today. The latest grants approved
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the disability community in the Virgin Islands will soon be equipped with emergency radios that could mean the difference between life and death in the face of a disaster, thanks to the efforts of the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD).
Puerto Ricans Who Lost Their Jobs After Hurricane Maria Can Get $3,000 – What About People In The USVI?
SAN JUAN — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced today. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans are eligible and that lump-sum payments
FREDERIKSTED — Human Services said that people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the territory will get them early this month. According to acting Human Service Commissioner Felicia Blyden, the Food and Nutrition Services under the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided notice to states and territories