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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The news that the territory suffered a 19th confirmed death from COVID-19 should have been significant. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Thursday night that an 82-year-old man on St. Thomas was the 19th person to die of the coronavirus disease in the territory. But that

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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 — In the past year, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) in conjunction with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service Environmental Health and Climate Team, successfullyapplied for and became a part of the U.S. Drought Monitor which shows the location and intensity of droughts across the United States

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the distribution of food assistance to over 13,000 children (from schools that participated in the School Lunch Program) totaling over $4.9 million additional dollars to the territory via an Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBT). After much anticipation, Pandemic EBT

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year, but their school is or was closed during a public health emergency. “The Department of Human Services (DHS) apologizes for the delay in the

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Every single day, businesses are adapting to our ever-changing world. It is impossible to say that the way workplaces are running today will be how they will run forever. All kinds of advancements are being made so often that it sometimes goes unnoticed how different businesses are being run in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In complying with the governor’s management agenda and Executive Order No. 497-2020, Director Jenifer C. O’Neal said she is “pleased to announce the reorganization of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including the formation of two NEW business Divisions to provide you with more efficient and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard 631st Engineer Utilities Detachment conducted annual training in St. Thomas recently. The unit completed several community projects on St. Thomas during two weeks at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and the Bertha C. Boschulte Junior High School. At the Ivanna Eudora Kean

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Two million people visit the Virgin Islands every year and the islands thrive on tourism. Many people opt for package tours, or a beach holiday, but if you really want to experience the diverse landscapes and communities on the island, then a road trip is the way to go. You

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