Category: Military News

Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LBGTQ+ And More

Social Security has provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. · Veterans ( – […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits Are Available For Children Enrolled In School Years 2021-2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has approved the Virgin Islands School Year 2021-2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Territorial Plan for School Children. As a result of the FNS approval, DHS will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligibleschool […]

Social Security Accelerates Decisions For People With Severe Disabilities

Agency Expands Compassionate Allowances List Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced Monday 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts, NUT Carcinoma, Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, […]

UVI Gets $1M NSF Award to Support Marine Science Studies

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support UVI students who wish to pursue a master’s in Marine and Environmental Science in the territory. The award will also be used to secure workforce positions in marine and environmental science in the […]

Coast Guard Rescues 68-Year-Old Man From A Capsized Vessel Offshore Pawleys Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard Station Georgetown boat crew rescued Stacy Hicks, Thursday, after his vessel capsized nine miles offshore Pawleys Island. A good Samaritan contacted a Station Georgetown watchstander at 6:08 p.m., stating a vessel capsized and a man was in the water wearing a life jacket. The responding Coast Guard boat crew […]

A New – and Faster Way – To Request A Social Security Card

Do you need an original or replacement Social Security Number card? We now have a new – and faster – way for you to start online. When you go to our Social Security Number and Card webpage at, we now ask you a series of questions to determine whether you can: · Complete the […]

Schedule of Events Honoring Governor Charles W. Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Here is the schedule of events in honor of Governor Charles W. Turnbull, whose body will lie in state at The Battery on St. John today and at Government House on St. Thomas tomorrow. A public viewing took place at Government House on St. Croix on Wednesday. There also is a candlelight service […]

Record Amount of Algae Threatens Economy, Wildlife on Caribbean Coasts

SAN JUAN — Near-record amounts of algae, or water plants, are covering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados. The plants are killing fish and other wildlife, producing bad smells and gases, and hurting tourism. The University of South Florida’s Optical Oceanography Lab said nearly 22 million metric tons of brown algae called sargassum appeared in the […]

Coast Guard Offloads $22 Million in Seized Cocaine in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms) of seized cocaine Monday, following three separate at-sea interdictions near Puerto Rico. Fourteen men, Dominican Republic nationals, apprehended in these cases are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico. The seized contraband has an estimated wholesale value of approximately $22 million dollars. These interdictions are the result of multi-agency […]

Bryan Commends Education For Opening Classrooms On Time

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan hailed the successful first day of school as an “unqualified success”  and thanked the hard-working staff, teachers and administrators of the Department of Education for their efforts to provide a quality learning experience for students across the territory. As I visited schools today on St. Thomas and St. Croix, I […]