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Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits. Medicare provides health insurance. Because these services are often related, you may not know which agency to contact for help. The list below can help you quickly figure out where to go. Please share this list with family and friends. You can

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort Tuesday morning on St. Croix, kicking off the first of many large recovery projects planned for fiscal year 2022. Construction will commence this week on the $2.2

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CHRISTIANSTED –– Following President Biden’s order to have all U.S. flags flown at half-staff, Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that all Virgin Islands flags in the territory fly at half-staff as well in memory of former Secretary of State Colin Powell until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021. All flags should be flown at half-staff all day this week until sunset.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding her letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the persistent problems with the operation of mail service to the U.S. Virgin Islands, her office announced Monday. “Today, I sent a letter with Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources invites the public to join in spreading awareness of local bats in the Virgin Islands during Bat Appreciation Month, celebrated nationally throughout the month of October.   “Many people may think of bats as blood-sucking, rabies-inducing

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing this afternoon, Communications Director Richard Motta detailed a number of projects currently underway that make up the government’s revitalization plan for the town of Frederiksted. Among those projects is the resumption of the reconstruction on the Paul E. Joseph Stadium; road and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting/Special Agent in Charge, John F. Kanig and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, scheduled for October 23rd, 2021 in St. Croix and St. Thomas. This initiative addresses a serious public safety and public health issue

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ROME — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism took its marketing messages to Italy in anticipation of welcoming European visitors once again this November. “Italy is one of a select group of international markets in which the territory will strategically focus its marketing activities in the coming weeks and months,”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making good on a promise she made during a virtual meeting last month with Governor Albert Bryan, Deputy Secretary of HUD Adrianne Todman visited the territory in her official capacity to tour some disaster recovery projects on St. Thomas. During their hourlong meeting on Friday, Governor Bryan and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer P-EBT) will be issued to eligible school children on the following dates:P-EBT Summer 2021 for School Children Release Dates By District• October 16,2021 St. Thomas/St. John District• October 17,2021 St.

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