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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Herbert A. Bevard of St. Thomas today and named Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as apostolic administrator, according to Wikipedia. St. Thomas is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Washington. Bishop Bevard, 74, had been hospitalized after falling ill

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works said Thursday that construction work on the Mafolie Road Project has been suspended until September 30 due to “COVID-19 related issues.” Temporary signals and barricades will remain in place, DPW said. As usual, the department is urging motorists to use caution

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are contacting members of the public as part

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CHRISTIANSTED –– Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today awarded Ten Thousand Helpers of St. Croix a $30,000 grant to help the St. Croix-based non-profit organization with its Fiscal Year 2021 operations.  Ten Thousand Helpers is a non-profit organization based in Frederiksted advocating for people who are homeless or suffering from mental

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a time of coronavirus, there are only so many things you can do tucked away safely inside the confines of your home alone … or is there? Some folks in the U.S. Virgin Islands are getting creative when it comes to how they stave off boredom inside

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Head Start Program said today that their 2020-2021 Head Start school year will begin virtually on September 14 until it is determined that in-person instruction can safely resume. To prepare for the launch of the virtual school year, Head Start staff will be contacting parents the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services, that administers the Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) portion of the Block Grant announced changes to the application limits for kids this week. For the summer months, the federally-funded program provided childcare subsidies for approved parent applicants and family,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George asked the public to continue to be vigilant about Internet scams circulating in our community. Many residents have reported receiving emails or texts requesting their Netflix username, password, or the payment method. This is a scam targeting Netflix members seeking to steal personal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The crew of a Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas 33 Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a kayaker in distress west of Perseverance Bay Sunday evening, authorities said. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call from a Saint Thomas 911 Emergency Service operator

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KINGSHILL — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Judiciary of the Virgin Islands has received an obligation of $1,486,421 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program. These funds will cover renovations and the cost to replace the contents for multiple facets of the district’s operations, including

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